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#1 Surma

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 06:02 AM

This has happened twice now, yesterday and just now. Firefox was running, the computer freezes, completely. No Ctrl+Alt+Del, no turning of the program, completely stuck. as far as i know i was not doing anything out of the ordinary. Checking the log book i found under System a whole bunch of disk errors:
Ett fel upptäcktes på enheten \Device\Harddisk5\D under en växlingsåtgärd.
Translates as:
An error was discovered on the unit \Device\Harddisk5\D during an (cant translate that properly, changing action? The Page file is called the "Växlingsfil" so i guess it means some sort of read/write operation).

The error was the last to happen during the session, at 11:37:43 and then the next entry is at 11:42:41, so it seems like thats it. I have these errors as far back as the logs go, but i have only had a freeze once.

I will run chkdisk now, in safe mode.
---My computer---
Manufacturer:HP Pavilion 061 CPU:Intel Pentium 4 640, 3200 MHz (16 x 200) RAM: 1024MB Motherboard:Asus PTGD1-LA Chipset:Intel Grantsdale i915P HDD:Main256GB Ext512GB Video:Radeon X600 Series Internet:DSL 2mb/s OS:Windows XP Home Edition SP3 Firefox+IExplorer AVG Internet Security

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 08:10 AM

Read/write input/output errors on a hard drive...can occur if one of the connections are loose, so I would check those.

They can also occur if the drive or file system has a problem that interferes with normal operations.

After checking the connections...I would try to run chkdsk /r and see if it can provide more info. Any error messages noted or failure to complete should be written down and posted.

I've also noted that a drive that is overheating can display this symptom...excess heat is the enemy of all computer components, IMO.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:30 AM

It has not happened again and i have done nothing to prevent it. Seem lile its gone. Nice with problems that solves themselves.
---My computer---
Manufacturer:HP Pavilion 061 CPU:Intel Pentium 4 640, 3200 MHz (16 x 200) RAM: 1024MB Motherboard:Asus PTGD1-LA Chipset:Intel Grantsdale i915P HDD:Main256GB Ext512GB Video:Radeon X600 Series Internet:DSL 2mb/s OS:Windows XP Home Edition SP3 Firefox+IExplorer AVG Internet Security

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:49 AM

If you have any more problems, you know where we are...happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:05 PM

It has not happened again and i have done nothing to prevent it. Seem lile its gone. Nice with problems that solves themselves.



I would start backing up your data just in case, and get another hdd ordered.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:40 AM

Every thing's backed up already. It has not behaved oddly in any other way the last month.
---My computer---
Manufacturer:HP Pavilion 061 CPU:Intel Pentium 4 640, 3200 MHz (16 x 200) RAM: 1024MB Motherboard:Asus PTGD1-LA Chipset:Intel Grantsdale i915P HDD:Main256GB Ext512GB Video:Radeon X600 Series Internet:DSL 2mb/s OS:Windows XP Home Edition SP3 Firefox+IExplorer AVG Internet Security




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