I've had my HP Elite HPE400Z desktop about a year and the machine has proven to be a workhorse until recently. About a month ago the computer started pausing while using it for no apparent reason. It's like something is eating up all the resources. It pauses for 2-3 seconds sometimes longer. Sometimes there is disk activity sometimes there isn't. It is very frustrating when I can find nothing wrong with it.
HP Pavilion Elite HPE-400z
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
AMD Phenom X4 945 quad-core processor [3.0GHz, 2MB L2 + 6MB L3 shared]
6GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs]
750GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
1GB ATI Radeon HD 5450 [DVI, HDMI, VGA adapter]
LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
16x max. DVD ROM (player)
Integrated Ethernet port, No wireless LAN
15-in-1 memory card reader, 1 USB, 1394, audio
No TV Tuner
HP USB keyboard and optical mouse
I've started getting BSOD lately as well. Yesterday I had to reboot several times just to run some of the utility programs Broni suggested. This machine has just gone out of warranty, figures doesn't it?
One last bit as I was using the machine yesterday trying to update my other thread things just started shutting down on their own, the whole desktop just froze, it wouldn't recognize any input from the keyboard. When I was finally able to access the start menu to run a shutdown in the middle of the shutdown it just rebooted itself. Once it came back up I just ran another shutdown and the machine has been powered off since.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by hamluis, 03 November 2011 - 01:28 PM.
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