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    Intermittant Lock-ups

    Over the last few weeks my computer has locked-up about everyother day
    - Everythink freazes for at least 5/10secs then comes back with a flurry of harddrive activity then its fine for ages. (also, if its longer than about 50sec, i reboot)
    - And this has been geting grandually worse over the last few days, it now happens about 2/3times a day.

    Just wondering what its likly to be?
    - I thought it maybe harddrive? Like as if its waiting for it to work, then it does, and all it ok.
    - Otherwise i dont know at all

    Not quite sure how old the HDD is, or how much it has been used in the past (i got it 2nd hand with this pc)
    - But its a 60GB maxtor diamondmax+ (6L060J3)

    Ive being think off replacing the HDD with somthing a bit bigger (and quiter) anyway, so if it might be that, i might just bit the bullet and get a new HDD.
    - Otherwise, im going home (uni vac's) on friday, so might do a fully system rebuild when i get home.


    Daniel

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    Well, it still doing it.
    - I end up reseting it 4/5 times a day now, and it freazes for a fews secs maybe 30+ times a day.

    It just freazes, theres a little bit of random access noise, during which the HDD light doesnt light! secs later winamp stops playing, Then all of a sudden, the access lgiht comes on, loads of access, and its fine for a bit!

    Im back home now, and i think i (working) 2GB hdd, so i might stick that in, install windows on it, and see if that cures it.


    Daniel

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    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX970 SC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2515H
      • Internet:
      • Fibre Optic 30Mb
    I get the same problem on my work laptop, well just freezes in that app for a while, particularly hates (network) printing. Can't work out what it is either, except that I don't think it's the HD: at least it's not like any other HD failure I've seen.

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    look in task manager CPU (load) column and see if something jumps to 100% when its locking up.

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