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Old 07-04-2007, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Whenever I turn my computer on, at different points during startup my computer just freezes. So it has become unusable. What happened was that it used to freeze sometimes while watching a video or playing a game, but this was very rare. But then it progressively got worse and it started freezing more and more during watching videos, and eventually it started freezing even when I wasn't watching a video. And now its gotten far worse, that I can't even use the computer because it freezes during startup. Also, I tried to disable the video card and see if that was the problem but it continued to freeze.

Does anyone know what the problem could be? I know that it can be many things, but I have been told that it's most likely a hard drive issue. But before I go out and buy a new hard drive, I just want to know if that is what the most likely problem could be.


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Old 07-04-2007, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Computer freezes's your hd. I once had that same problem but with a laptop. I thought I needed to reformat and reinstall os but darn thing wouldnt let me install xp. bought new hd and problem solved.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How can I scan my hard drive? computer freezes at startup so I can't get in.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what kind of harddrive is it ?
manufactures give out free software to scan the HD on boot form a floppy
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's a Maxtor 6E040L0, 40 GB hard drive but I have no floppy with it.
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