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Comp Freezes At Startup


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#1 Charlie929

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 09:57 PM

My computor freezes up at start up. Sometimes it takes 4 or 5 reboots to get to the "Windows" startup screen. Every now and then I get "Disc Read Error" and it says to reboot. It started out as just freezing up during web surfing or reading email (not spam) or just when I tried to open something from the toolbar. Then I would reboot and go through the motions again. I ran all sorts of anti virus and spyware tools which seemed to help at the time but it lasted maybe a day. Is this possibly a hardware issue? Video card? I had to replace the motherboard and video card in the past. It seems to be intermittant because the crap bucket is working now.....

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:14 PM

Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After itís finished it will restart into Windows automatically.
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Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:45 AM

Done, and it's up n running. Does that mean it's fixed? or is there something else I should do?
Thanks for the help here.

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:59 AM

Done, and it's up n running. Does that mean it's fixed? or is there something else I should do?
Thanks for the help here.


Chkdsk probably repaired some bad sectors or files on your hard drive. This may or may not be a permanent fix depending on the condition of the drive itself. For right now, if things are well, leave it be. If it starts to give you more problems then you should consider downloading a diagnostic tool from the manufacturer of the hard drive to determine whether it is going bad or not.
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Posted 19 June 2008 - 02:57 PM

ok, it's doing it again. i got this "fourth master hard drive error"......sounds bad

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:07 PM

Now it won't boot up. It gets hung up and give a message "reboot and install correct boot media" or something to that effect. or maybe it was." pick up tower and toss it across the room then press reboot"

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:26 PM

I think you should run a diagnostic check on the hard drive. Go to the website of the manufacturer of your hard drive and download their diagnostic test to test your drive. You will be able to create a bootable CD, so it won't matter that Windows doesn't boot.
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