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2 things really, may be connected but dont no. 1# my 4gb(2x2gb)OC2 ddr2 pc2 6400 800mhz(i think) is readin in my bios as unstable.. ive tried memtest programs in the past which gave me no anwser.... 2# which is the main problem..and im left completely clueless. my system halts of stalls during windows updatin(vista 64bit Ultimate) and explorer.. or when the comp is left idle for a period of time it just freezes... yet the HDD led is continuously flashing as thou its having a heart attack.. recently brought new case/extra fans and performed a full format... but this problem still continues... Any ideas??

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Please try the hard disk on another and let me know. If it's working find without any problem on that system, then we need to go ahead with other components. If you can, bring in another hard disk, connect it on the system after removing the one which is installed and boot from the new one, your best option is using a new hard disk, install new windows and boot from the hard disk. If the old hard disk is the culprit, you can easily fix it by replacing with a new hard disk. You can backup all the files, no matter, maybe it will take time, but i'll save you from future disaster.
This problem relates to many causes, so we need to do step by step. This is the hard disk troubleshooting measures, next we'll do with the Memory/Ram and Cpu.

Let me know when you are done.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

  • sirbloggsluk Jul 17, 2010

    ill have to get back to u on a later date as dont have a spare hdd drive atm.. but will test this n go from there. thanks.

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam Jul 17, 2010

    Never mind, I'll always be here to help you.

    Good luck.



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