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Well I been having some problems where all of the sudden my computer freezes for 3 seconds every 15 seconds. To fix this I reboot my computer. Also some of the time when I turn off my computer the screen where it says windows is shutting down takes forever before the computer turns out. Every time I wait a long time and nothing happens till I press the reset button on my computer. I actually tested it today and it took at about 20 minutes before it turned off completely. I also get this same exact problem when I turn on my pc. The computer gets stuck on the windows boot screen like 1 or twice out of 5 tries. It just loads for ever but never gets in. To get it to work, I unplug the power supply and sata connector from the hard drive and reconnect them. Anyone know if this is a problem withing xp itself or is it the hard drive?
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Try resetting stock/default bios and see if it still happens. It's probably a unstable overclock.
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post #3 of 8
Id say either unstable overclock.
Or maybe the hard drive failing?
Is this something that just started and was working before with the same oc?
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I am about 99 percent sure its not because an unstable overclock. I set all my bios settings to default and used my pc for a while and the problem still happened. Before I didn't get any of these problems, the only problem I had was that my pc would freeze and had to be reset and that happened maybe once every 2 days.
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post #5 of 8
i had this problem with my GFs comp a reformat solved for me
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I have refomatted about 3 times since I first bought this hard drive and the problem keeps coming back. I am pretty sure its the hard drive. Are these problems normal for a hard drive that might be dying?
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Its that tuniq, the weight has finally caught up to the motherboard.....

jk, Try upping the volt to the cpu, usually my computer freezes at the windows logo when it doesn't have enough volts on a overclock, even though your cpu is at stock speed just try it out.
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post #8 of 8
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its strange, I moved the hard drive to a different spot in the case and I haven't experienced any problems yet. I moved it from a 3.5 drive bay to a 5.25. Know there is more room around it.
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