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System freezing just wondering if it could be in hard drive

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  • William Rodriguez
    William Rodriguez May 11, 2010

    It may be, where are you experiencing the freezing, how old is the hard
    drive/system, what version of Windows are you running, and what kind of
    freezing is it?

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It seems like a Tune Up case, clean registry or reload windows

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Dimension 2400 freezes with new hdd


That's because the diags were located on your old hard drive on a different partition of the hard drive.

Mar 16, 2013 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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10 reasons why PCs crash-You must know tip 4


4 Hard disk drives

After a few weeks, the information on a hard disk drive starts to become piecemeal or fragmented. It is a good idea to defragment the hard disk every week or so, to prevent the disk from causing a screen freeze. Go to

* Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Defragmenter

This will start the procedure. You will be unable to write data to the hard drive (to save it) while the disk is defragmenting, so it is a good idea to schedule the procedure for a period of inactivity using the Task Scheduler.

The Task Scheduler should be one of the small icons on the bottom right of the Windows opening page (the desktop).

Some lockups and screen freezes caused by hard disk problems can be solved by reducing the read-ahead optimisation. This can be adjusted by going to

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-System Icon-Performance-File System-Hard Disk.

Hard disks will slow down and crash if they are too full. Do some housekeeping on your hard drive every few months and free some space on it. Open the Windows folder on the C drive and find the Temporary Internet Files folder. Deleting the contents (not the folder) can free a lot of space.

Empty the Recycle Bin every week to free more space. Hard disk drives should be scanned every week for errors or bad sectors. Go to

* Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-ScanDisk

Otherwise assign the Task Scheduler to perform this operation at night when the computer is not in use.

on Mar 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I am having a problem with my gateway sx2801-07e desktop. It always freezes up and I usually have to hold down the power button to turn it off. My hard drive light stays on and only blinks a few times...


There's nothing to say the hard drive is holding it up; check your system logs for warnings (they're conveniently timestamped,) and use anti-malware software to find and knock down programs that are producing the freezes. You could also run system performance profilers etc. to see whether your DDR2 is good, make sure fans are spinning as necessary, airflow's adequate, the videocard is seated well, heatsinks are firmly in place, etc.

Aug 11, 2011 | Gateway Desktop / Intel Pentium Processor...

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When I turn on my dell 5150 desktop it freezes at the dell splash screen


Hi,
If the screen freezes at the DELL logo then there might be an issue with the hard-drive of the system .
It might be an issue with the drive is not recognized by the system. Please contact the manufacturer if the system is under warranty.

Dec 24, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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MY CURSOR AND KEYBOARD FROZE ON MY DELL DIMENSION 2400 IT IS 6 YRS OLD WOULD A PC TUNE UP HELP. I CONTACTED ATT MY INTERNET PROVIDER AND THE CONNECTION IS FINE SO ITS MY COMPUTER THEY ASSURED ME. I CAN...


It is most likely a piece of software or your hard drive that is causing the issue. Any easy way to tell would be to go into "safe mode" and see if you still have the same issue: reboot the PC and when it starts/beeps start pushing/tapping F8 until you get a menu with an option for safe mode. Once that comes up see if you can get it to freeze again. If it does not freeze the likely culprit is a piece of software, if still freezes the likely cause is hardware related and I would look at either a good hard drive utility to try and repair the issue or simply replacing your hard drive.

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Gateway E-4600 freezes even in bios setup, have upgraded power supply, new memory, reinstall system, swapped hard drives, happens after about am hour , but on hard reboot it freezes in a minute or two....


If your system freezes in the BIOS, then the issue is almost certainly the motherboard, which it sounds like you haven't replaced yet.
Good luck. Hope this helps! If so, please give a rating!

Mar 02, 2010 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Dimension 3000 keeps freezing


Sounds to me like the hard drive might be going bad. Bad sectors on the hard drive can cause the freezing to happen.

If you have a spare known working hard drive, put that one into the system and then install windows xp on it and see what happens.

If that doesn't do it then try each memory stick one at a time in each slot one at a time and see if the freezing goes away. If it does then you know its a memory stick problem.

Also unseat and reseat the CPU into the slot and make sure there is not dust or dirt in the socket that the CPU sits in.

After all of this if you still have freeze up problems then the motherboard is bad.


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Want to wipe hard drive on dell dimension 8250


You don't need a recovery cd (or any other cd) to wipe the hard drive. Boot to a command prompt and type "format c:"

Reinstalling your operating system is the only time you need a recovery cd. If you have no way to reinstall your operating system, don't wipe the hard drive.

Jun 30, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop

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