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My system is randomly locking up and im losing all my work when it does that. I havnt changed anything to it, i havnt touched its hardware in over 3 monthes and its not overclocked or anything. My temps are fine and everything is fine. Help would be appreciated in diagnosing this problem!!!
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I would start stressing things, use orthos to stress and see if it crashes, then use memtest.
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how old are the hard drives?
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Just to throw idea's out there try a virus/spyware scan
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I would see what the last thing I installed was and either remove or re-install. If thats not it, run memtest and see what that does. If memtest is OK, then it could be the hdds.
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it cant be the HDD's maybe my 40 gig but not the 160 gig. The 160 gig is like 3monthes old and ive never had problems. And the pc is about 5 years old now and its still going strong... kinder... I think i may try orthos. Memtest doesnt report anything on my ram, its all good my ram.
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it cant be the HDD's maybe my 40 gig but not the 160 gig. The 160 gig is like 3monthes old and ive never had problems. And the pc is about 5 years old now and its still going strong... kinder... I think i may try orthos. Memtest doesnt report anything on my ram, its all good my ram.
If everything was fine and you haven't changed any hardware settings, I would look at software. I had a sound card driver that was giving me all sorts of strange problems. Keep in mind, hdds can go at any time, even if they are fairly new.
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Im doing an ORTHOS test and nothing wrong so far. It has gone for 35min almost. I think it is my second HDD, i would take it out right now except im lazy atm lol. But i will do it tomorow.
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any power surges/outages lately in your area?
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Originally Posted by loony View Post
it cant be the HDD's maybe my 40 gig but not the 160 gig. The 160 gig is like 3monthes old and ive never had problems.
Loony, a hard drive can be bad out of the box. Download Seagates Seatools and perform a full surface scan on your 160GB. Do the same for your Samsung drive. Download ES-Tool(from Samsung) and perform the same test.
If that that 40GB Samsung drive is anything like the drives I've pulled out of HP Pavilion machines that are over 5 years old then no wonder it's failing

Did you run memtest like others have suggested? Make sure to run tests 5 and 8 each for at least an hour.

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