Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: pc problems, suggestions?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Hicks12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Plymouth-SouthWest
    Posts
    6,551
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked
    331 times in 287 posts
    • Hicks12's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k@4ghz, cooled by EK Supreme HF
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston hyperX ddr3 PC3-12800 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 64GB M4/128GB M4 / WD 640GB AAKS / 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX460 @ 900Mhz Core
      • PSU:
      • 675W ThermalTake ThoughPower XT
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A70 with modded top for 360mm rad
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H IPS
      • Internet:
      • 10mb/s cable from virgin media

    pc problems, suggestions?

    Well it would appear my PC is messing up majorly, has been working fine for awhile but today it crashed while i was just listening to music and trying to browse the web, after rebooting it froze on the windows 7 startup (little image thing) and then another boot it just took AGES too load and when i mean ages i mean like 10minutes to logon and have the system running.

    I tried safemode and it seemed OK so i looked at logs and saw that an ATI service had been failing frequently on those boots so i assumed it was the new 10.3 alpha driver i installed, tried to unistall in safemode but cant as it wont launch so tried to turn system off (crashed in safe mode!). restarted and managed to get in to windows quickly and unistalled drivers, it crashed 2minutes after and again i rebooted and it seemed fine for 20minutes while browsing and listening to music but again it froze and lagged out(music started repeating) so turned off. Again i tried rebooting and running HD tune just to see if it was the drive but the system just dies after loging on now.

    Any ideas on what the problem could be? Im leaning towards hard drive almost dieing as that could cause the slow loading right?. Any solutions or suggestions of things to do?.
    edit: Shouldnt be any viruses as im using Nod32 and MSE and none have picked up anything and i scanned system last night before these problems.
    Thanks
    Last edited by Hicks12; 19-03-2010 at 04:26 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

  2. #2
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    11,334
    Thanks
    604
    Thanked
    1,580 times in 1,260 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Sandisk SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2716DG
      • Internet:
      • 10 Mbps ADSL

    Re: pc problems, suggestions?

    My immediate thought was HD... just run chkdsk initially, see if it picks anything up.

    Whenever I've had issues before there've been errors streaming down the page with scandisk so it's been fairly obvious.

    Alternatively try SeaTools for Windows.

  3. #3
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    28,997
    Thanks
    1,473
    Thanked
    2,904 times in 2,353 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: pc problems, suggestions?

    But it still seems okayish in safemode? Or not?

    Memtest86+ the ram, check for loosely seated connectors etc.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Hicks12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Plymouth-SouthWest
    Posts
    6,551
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked
    331 times in 287 posts
    • Hicks12's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k@4ghz, cooled by EK Supreme HF
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston hyperX ddr3 PC3-12800 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 64GB M4/128GB M4 / WD 640GB AAKS / 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX460 @ 900Mhz Core
      • PSU:
      • 675W ThermalTake ThoughPower XT
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A70 with modded top for 360mm rad
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H IPS
      • Internet:
      • 10mb/s cable from virgin media

    Re: pc problems, suggestions?

    it crashed in safemode after me attempting to shut it down, it was only on for a few minutes as i looked at logs. Will try safe mode again after i get back.
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

  5. #5
    Senior Member Hicks12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Plymouth-SouthWest
    Posts
    6,551
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked
    331 times in 287 posts
    • Hicks12's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k@4ghz, cooled by EK Supreme HF
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston hyperX ddr3 PC3-12800 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 64GB M4/128GB M4 / WD 640GB AAKS / 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX460 @ 900Mhz Core
      • PSU:
      • 675W ThermalTake ThoughPower XT
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A70 with modded top for 360mm rad
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H IPS
      • Internet:
      • 10mb/s cable from virgin media

    Re: pc problems, suggestions?

    Well i did a memtest and nothing bad,downloaded western digital tools and as soon as i start the quick test i get an error which is

    Cable test: write sector error
    Check your cables

    Now i replaced the sata cable and also plugged it into a differet sata port and yet stil get the same error. chkdst picked up nothing also and i did just try seatools but it doesnt even pick up my drive?

    SMART seems to be unreachable says WD tools, yet its enabled in the bios so any other suggestions for testing the hard drive? Need to RMA this i think .

    edit: was fine in safe ode but died at the exact time i tried to open HD tune, does HD tune check the drive while its starting itself?. Aso why does my AAKS have SCSI in its name in device manager, i thought it was a Sata drive or am i being silly?>
    Last edited by Hicks12; 19-03-2010 at 08:35 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

  6. #6
    Senior Member Hicks12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Plymouth-SouthWest
    Posts
    6,551
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked
    331 times in 287 posts
    • Hicks12's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k@4ghz, cooled by EK Supreme HF
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston hyperX ddr3 PC3-12800 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 64GB M4/128GB M4 / WD 640GB AAKS / 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX460 @ 900Mhz Core
      • PSU:
      • 675W ThermalTake ThoughPower XT
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A70 with modded top for 360mm rad
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H IPS
      • Internet:
      • 10mb/s cable from virgin media

    Re: pc problems, suggestions?

    OK the cable thing seems to be a fault with the progra (found out on the support forums ). However after doing a test with hard disk sentinel it didnt pick up any bad sectors (although some at the start and end were a dark colour which ment they went the best but not damaged etc).

    SMART reads as fine, looking at comparisons though i dont think my drives doing that great http://www.hdsentinel.com/storageinf...000008000051B6

    The second to last test (Ultra ATA CRC Error Count) seemed to be terrible compared to average, mine being 667 compared to average user 29.91. Is this something to worry about?
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Geforce 6600GT AGP problems? Try this...
    By Mutley in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 09-02-2008, 10:28 AM
  2. Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R and vista problems
    By colincliff in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-11-2007, 02:30 PM
  3. Real problems with XFX GeForce 6600GT AGP
    By Mutley in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06-05-2007, 01:15 AM
  4. 6600GT and Battlefield 2 problems
    By Mutley in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-11-2005, 09:58 AM
  5. Troubleshooting - Software & Driver problems
    By Steve in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-07-2004, 06:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •