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#1 enterthevoid

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:43 AM

Hi guys

I am running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and have not installed any new software apart from The Witcher game a few days ago.
Now after 30 mins of switching the PC on the pc freezes but the music from winamp keeps playing and the mouse is able to move.
Only option is to do a hard reset of the machine.
Could this be a hard drive fault?

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:46 AM

Please boot to safe mode. Does the same thing happen?

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:50 AM

The pc has been fine for past hour so next time it happens I will try that.
This is not the first time however, last month after I updated Flash player to the latest version it kept on freezing in same way until I uninstalled flash.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:52 AM

I want to isolate whether this is likely a software or hardware issue. In order to do that we need a clean boot and the easiest way to do that is to boot to safe mode. Please do that now and leave the system alone for a few hours and then see if it is running normally or if there is a problem.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:58 AM

I am unable to do that atm as I am in middle of a backup and doing some university work.
thanks for the help. if you keep this topic open for a few days and then when I get a chance to do that I will do it and report back.




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