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Old 11-27-2005, 06:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been hearing my hard drive slow down and then speed back up. then about 2 seconds later my computer freezes. cant move mouse so i am forced to restart. i am using a wd 120 caviar drive.(my sig) and a cooler master real power 450w(RS450ACLY) psu. any suggestions?
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Old 11-27-2005, 07:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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this really belongs in hardware troubleshooting. can you give a better description of the times when this occurs? also is it a newly developed problem or has it always happened?
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whoops sorry man. well yesterday was the time that i really pissed me off to the point i needed help. i was playing cs source then i hear my hard drive slow down. almost like a power off. then it starts back up again and sounds normal. then i wait about 2 seconds later and my computer completely freezes. this has always happened but it is completely random. i have one output fan one directly blowing on my hard drive one blowing the other side of my hard drive and my psu blows hot air too.
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so this just started happening all of the sudden. This exact same thing happend to me. I would hear this sound in the hard drive then my computer would freeze. Not one of those little freezes where you just can hit task manager.. but a kind of freeze where everything comes to a halt and you have to shut off and turn back on. You cant move the mouse or anything. Well i am not sure what i did it just did this for a few days then just stopped So i suggest runing a few computer diagnostics. Such as checking the hard disk for errors etc. simple things like check the hd for errors or defrag maybe.
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i think its a power issue, so try and swap out the psu with a new one or perhaps borrow one from a friend to test or even from another computer if you have one. there was a thread recently on a very similar issue. i'll try and find it and link to it, see what the conclusion was.

edit: heres the thread http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=...5&pagenumber=1
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