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Old 04-22-2009, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I build a computer about 3 months ago and its worked fine until i week or so ago.
It started freezing every minute or so and stay frozen for up to 5 minutes, i can move the mouse around but when i click sumthing it does not respond.
I reinstalled windows vista 64 bit and still have the same problem i think it may be the hd but im not sure.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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test the memory with memtest.
get the hard drive diagnostic tool for your particular brand of hard drive.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Alright ill try but its constantly freezing so it may take a while.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Unfortunately the freezing prevented me from trying yur above mentioned solutions so i restarted and now there is a message that says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

Any Input? Not having my main computer is really iritating so any help is appreciated!
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That message tells me there are issues with your hard drive as you suspected.

Unfortunately it is time for a new hd.
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Alright guys well i reinstalled windows vista for a second time and it worked like new for maybe a month now the same problem freezing, a very long startup time(sumtimes i can leave it at the windows loading screen at night and it will still be there in the morning) so do you guys think it would be a good decision to invest in a new hd and if so what are sum reliable ones yall would suggest.
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Your could try to run a chkdsk /r from the recovery console as a last ditch effort to save the drive.

If that does not work then get a new hd.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
or a larger version if you want more space.
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Your could try to run a chkdsk /r from the recovery console as a last ditch effort to save the drive.

If that does not work then get a new hd.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
or a larger version if you want more space.
If you want an amazingly reliable drive, definitely grab that one Hefe linked. They are probably the best <1TB drives on the market.

EDIT: And if you want it a tad cheaper, you can grab the 16MB cache version. It will be slightly slower, but you probably won't even notice it.
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Alright im pretty much tired of fooling with it so ill grab the 16MB cache version most likely.

Before i decide ive been looking at the Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb, is it as good performance wise as the 640gb and 1TB?
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yes it is but for $5 more you can get an extra 140gb with the one I posted. The 640gb is the best price per GB out right now with the wd drives.
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