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Computer Runs Slow And Freezes


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#1 joebeaven

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:35 AM

Hi,

 

For a few months now I've been having various problems with my computer and I'd appreciate it if someone could suggest how to fix them. Here are the main ones:

 

Computer is very slow to start up.

Once started clicking on items does nothing until I press Ctrl+Alt+Del and then cancel, then it works normally.

Computer frequently freezes, sometimes for a few seconds, sometimes permanently so that a restart is necessary.

Computer occasionally restarts, especially if I'm burning a DVD.

Very few USB ports work; when I plug something into most of them nothing happens or I get a message saying the device is not recognized or has malfunctioned.

Device Manager reports an Unknown Device attached to a USB port, even when nothing is plugged in to any USB port.

The time in the corner of the screen is wrong when I first put my computer on in the morning, normally it says it's a couple of hours after a turned it off the night before.

 

Here are the components of my computer:

Processor - Intel Q8300 Core 2 Quad (2.50GHz/4M/1333/05A/Socket: 775)

Motherboard - ASUS P5N-E SLI

Graphics Card - nVidia GeForce 6500

Hard Drive 1 - 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue

Hard Drive 2 - 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green

Hard Drive 3 - 2TB Seagate Barracuda

Optical Drive - Sony AD-7240S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Bare

RAM - Kingston 2 x 2GB PC2-5300 DDR 667 240Pin; 2 x 2GB Unbranded

Floppy Drive - Alps Electric

Monitor - Proview MA-782K 700P

Router - Netgear DG834GT

PSU - Seasonic 500Watts

 

Here's what I've tried so far:

Running CHKDSK on C drive.

Running CHKDSK on D drive.

Removing each of my four sticks of RAM one at a time and restarting.

Disconnecting my E and G drives.

Virus scan with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Spyware scan with SUPERAntiSpyware.

Clean registry.

Clean up computer (with TuneUp Utilities)

Replacing CMOS battery.

 

All the scans came back clear and nothing helped the situation.

 

I did a scan with Hot CPU Tester Pro 4. Here are the results:

 

Report

Test Started at:  05:27:50
Test Duration:  06:01:31
Physical Processors Available:  4
Logical Processors Available:  4
Multi-Processors System(SMP):  Available
Hyper-Threading Technology:  Not Available
CPU Name String:  Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU    Q8300  @ 2.50GHz
Speed:  2499MHz
Logical Processors Tested:  CPU 0, CPU 1, CPU 2, CPU 3
Average CPU(s) Performance:  100.0%
 
 Modules Results: 
Complex Matrix:   Finished without error
Calculating Pi:   Finished without error
Sorting Algorithms:   Finished without error
Prime Test:   Finished without error
Fast Fourier Transforms:   Finished without error
Chipset:   Finished without error
L1 Cache:   Finished without error
L2 Cache:   Finished without error
Memory:   Finished without error
HD:   Finished without error
MMX:   Finished without error
SSE:   Finished without error
SSE2/SSE3:   Finished without error
3DNow!:  

 

Log

000000| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:11 | Startig Hot CPU Tester Pro 4.3
 
000001| 1012  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:11 | Initializing DefectTrack Engine version 2.2.0
 
000002| 1010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:11 | Loading options...
 
000003| 1011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:11 | Reading system info...
 
000004| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 |  CPU: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU    Q8300  @ 2.50GHz
 
000005| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 |  Speed: 2499MHz
 
000006| 0005  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 | -1
 
000007| 0005  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 | 32
 
000008| 0005  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 | 32
 
000009| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 |  L1 Cache Size: 64KB
 
000010| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 |  L2 Cache Size: 2048KB
 
000011| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 |  L3 Cache Size: -1KB
 
000012| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 |  Hyper-Threading: FALSE
 
000013| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 |  SMP: TRUE
 
000014| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 | Scanning SMBIOS...
 
000015| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 | Could not read SMBIOS data
 
000016| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 |  Total Physical Memory: -1 bytes
 
000017| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 |  Availabe Physical Memory: -1 bytes
 
000018| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 |  Total Virtual Memory: -131072 bytes
 
000019| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 |  Availabe Virtual Memory: -138928128 bytes
 
000020| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:12 |  Operating System: Windows NT6.1  Service Pack 1
 
000021| 0156  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:13 | Setting Process Priority...
 
000022| 1111  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | Diagnostic has started
 
000023| 1112  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | Test Duration: 06:00:00
 
000024| 1113  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | Diagnostic Method: Sequential
 
000025| 1114  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | Error Handling: Ignore and Continue
 
000026| 1115  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | Hyper-Threading: Disabled
 
000027| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -Complex Matrix : Enabled
 
000028| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000029| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Matrix Size: 3,000x3,000
 
000030| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Matrix Data Type: Double
 
000031| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -Calculating Pi : Enabled
 
000032| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000033| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Pi Iterations: 10,000
 
000034| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -Sorting Algorithms : Enabled
 
000035| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000036| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Insertion Sort: Enabled
 
000037| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Shell Sort: Enabled
 
000038| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Merge Sort: Enabled
 
000039| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Heap Sort: Enabled
 
000040| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Quick Sort: Enabled
 
000041| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --CArray Quick Sort: Enabled
 
000042| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | Sorting Array Size: 100,000
 
000043| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -Prime Test : Enabled
 
000044| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000045| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Iterations: 100,000
 
000046| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -Fast Fourier Transforms : Enabled
 
000047| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000048| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -Chipset : Enabled
 
000049| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000050| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -L1 Cache : Enabled
 
000051| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000052| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -L2 Cache : Enabled
 
000053| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000054| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -Memory : Enabled
 
000055| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000056| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -HD : Enabled
 
000057| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000058| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -MMX : Enabled
 
000059| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000060| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -SSE : Enabled
 
000061| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000062| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -SSE2/SSE3 : Enabled
 
000063| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000064| 0010  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | -3DNow! : Disabled
 
000065| 0011  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:50 | --Thread Priority: THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
 
000079| 1024  00000d28  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Complex Matrix Module on CPU 1
 
000080| 1026  00000eac  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Calculating Pi Module on CPU 1
 
000081| 1028  00000d8c  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Sorting Algorithms Module on CPU 1
 
000082| 1030  00001278  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Prime Test Module on CPU 1
 
000083| 1052  00000aa4  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Fast Fourier Transforms Module on CPU 1
 
000084| 1032  000004c4  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Chipset Module on CPU 1
 
000085| 1034  00000f98  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting L1 Cache Module on CPU 1
 
000086| 1036  00000d2c  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting L2 Cache Module on CPU 1
 
000088| 1040  00001034  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting HD Module on CPU 1
 
000089| 1042  00000cf0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting MMX Module on CPU 1
 
000087| 1038  00000c44  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Memory Mdoule on CPU 1
 
000091| 1046  00000cb0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting SSE2/SSE3 Module on CPU 1
 
000090| 1044  000009ec  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting SSE Module on CPU 1
 
000092| 1024  00000bb4  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Complex Matrix Module on CPU 2
 
000093| 1026  000013a0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Calculating Pi Module on CPU 2
 
000094| 1028  00001248  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Sorting Algorithms Module on CPU 2
 
000095| 1030  00000340  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Prime Test Module on CPU 2
 
000096| 1052  000010ec  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Fast Fourier Transforms Module on CPU 2
 
000097| 1032  00000d00  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Chipset Module on CPU 2
 
000098| 1034  00001258  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting L1 Cache Module on CPU 2
 
000099| 1036  000009fc  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting L2 Cache Module on CPU 2
 
000100| 1038  00001104  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Memory Mdoule on CPU 2
 
000101| 1040  0000059c  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting HD Module on CPU 2
 
000102| 1042  000007dc  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting MMX Module on CPU 2
 
000103| 1044  00000ffc  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting SSE Module on CPU 2
 
000104| 1046  00000fc8  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting SSE2/SSE3 Module on CPU 2
 
000105| 1024  000013cc  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Complex Matrix Module on CPU 3
 
000106| 1026  000012e0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Calculating Pi Module on CPU 3
 
000107| 1028  000013f8  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Sorting Algorithms Module on CPU 3
 
000108| 1030  00000978  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Prime Test Module on CPU 3
 
000109| 1052  00000c84  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Fast Fourier Transforms Module on CPU 3
 
000110| 1032  000013e0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Chipset Module on CPU 3
 
000112| 1036  000011ac  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting L2 Cache Module on CPU 3
 
000111| 1034  000011a4  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting L1 Cache Module on CPU 3
 
000113| 1038  000012a8  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Memory Mdoule on CPU 3
 
000114| 1040  00000ce8  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting HD Module on CPU 3
 
000115| 1042  00000c28  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting MMX Module on CPU 3
 
000116| 1044  0000111c  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting SSE Module on CPU 3
 
000117| 1046  00001100  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting SSE2/SSE3 Module on CPU 3
 
000066| 1024  000003ec  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Complex Matrix Module on CPU 0
 
000067| 1026  000011e0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Calculating Pi Module on CPU 0
 
000068| 1028  000012dc  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Sorting Algorithms Module on CPU 0
 
000069| 1030  00001340  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Prime Test Module on CPU 0
 
000071| 1032  00000cfc  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Chipset Module on CPU 0
 
000070| 1052  00000888  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Fast Fourier Transforms Module on CPU 0
 
000072| 1034  00000708  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting L1 Cache Module on CPU 0
 
000073| 1036  000013b0  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting L2 Cache Module on CPU 0
 
000074| 1038  00000884  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting Memory Mdoule on CPU 0
 
000076| 1042  000004f4  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting MMX Module on CPU 0
 
000075| 1040  0000007c  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting HD Module on CPU 0
 
000078| 1046  00001038  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting SSE2/SSE3 Module on CPU 0
 
000077| 1044  000003ac  Aug, 18 - 05:27:51 | Starting SSE Module on CPU 0
 
000118| 0430  0000007c  Aug, 18 - 05:38:14 |  File Exception error:The file could not be located:CPU 0: C:\HCT94D6.tmp was not found.
 
000119| 0430  0000059c  Aug, 18 - 05:38:14 |  File Exception error:The file could not be located:CPU 2: C:\HCT9454.tmp was not found.
 
000120| 1031  00000fc8  Aug, 18 - 11:29:21 | Ending Prime Test Module on CPU 2
 
000122| 1043  000007dc  Aug, 18 - 11:29:21 | Ending MMX Module on CPU 2
 
000121| 1031  00001100  Aug, 18 - 11:29:21 | Ending Prime Test Module on CPU 3
 
000125| 1043  00000c28  Aug, 18 - 11:29:21 | Ending MMX Module on CPU 3
 
000123| 1031  00000cb0  Aug, 18 - 11:29:21 | Ending Prime Test Module on CPU 1
 
000126| 1045  000003ac  Aug, 18 - 11:29:21 | Ending SSE Module on CPU 0
 
000124| 1045  00000ffc  Aug, 18 - 11:29:21 | Ending SSE Module on CPU 2
 
000127| 1035  00000708  Aug, 18 - 11:29:22 | Ending L1 Cache Module on CPU 0
 
000128| 1031  00001038  Aug, 18 - 11:29:22 | Ending Prime Test Module on CPU 0
 
000129| 1035  00000f98  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending L1 Cache Module on CPU 1
 
000135| 1033  000013e0  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Chipiset Module on CPU 3
 
000138| 1039  000012a8  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Memory Module on CPU 3
 
000134| 1053  00000c84  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Fast Fourier Transforms Module on CPU 3
 
000137| 1035  000011a4  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending L1 Cache Module on CPU 3
 
000139| 1029  00001248  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Sorting Algorithms Module on CPU 2
 
000142| 1033  00000d00  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Chipiset Module on CPU 2
 
000143| 1035  00001258  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending L1 Cache Module on CPU 2
 
000133| 1037  000009fc  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending L2 Cache Module on CPU 2
 
000141| 1053  000010ec  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Fast Fourier Transforms Module on CPU 2
 
000144| 1025  00000bb4  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Complex Matrix Module on CPU 2
 
000136| 1039  00001104  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Memory Module on CPU 2
 
000130| 1033  000004c4  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Chipiset Module on CPU 1
 
000145| 1031  00000340  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Prime Test Module on CPU 2
 
000131| 1053  00000aa4  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Fast Fourier Transforms Module on CPU 1
 
000132| 1039  00000c44  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Memory Module on CPU 1
 
000140| 1043  000004f4  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending MMX Module on CPU 0
 
000146| 1029  000013f8  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Sorting Algorithms Module on CPU 3
 
000147| 1037  000011ac  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending L2 Cache Module on CPU 3
 
000149| 1029  00000d8c  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Sorting Algorithms Module on CPU 1
 
000150| 1037  00000d2c  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending L2 Cache Module on CPU 1
 
000148| 1053  00000888  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending Fast Fourier Transforms Module on CPU 0
 
000151| 1043  00000cf0  Aug, 18 - 11:29:51 | Ending MMX Module on CPU 1
 
000152| 1045  000009ec  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending SSE Module on CPU 1
 
000153| 1045  0000111c  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending SSE Module on CPU 3
 
000154| 1031  00001278  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Prime Test Module on CPU 1
 
000155| 1031  00000978  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Prime Test Module on CPU 3
 
000158| 1027  000013a0  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Calculating Pi Module
 
000159| 1025  00000d28  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Complex Matrix Module on CPU 1
 
000160| 1025  000013cc  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Complex Matrix Module on CPU 3
 
000161| 1027  00000eac  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Calculating Pi Module
 
000162| 1027  000012e0  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Calculating Pi Module
 
000156| 1027  000011e0  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Calculating Pi Module
 
000165| 1039  00000884  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Memory Module on CPU 0
 
000157| 1033  00000cfc  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Chipiset Module on CPU 0
 
000163| 1037  000013b0  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending L2 Cache Module on CPU 0
 
000164| 1031  00001340  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Prime Test Module on CPU 0
 
000166| 1025  000003ec  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Complex Matrix Module on CPU 0
 
000167| 1029  000012dc  Aug, 18 - 11:30:06 | Ending Sorting Algorithms Module on CPU 0
 
000168| 1041  00001034  Aug, 18 - 11:35:22 | Ending HD Module on CPU 1
 
000169| 1041  00000ce8  Aug, 18 - 11:35:22 | Ending HD Module on CPU 3
 
000170| 1009  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 11:46:51 | Closing Hot CPU Tester Pro...
 
000171| 0000  00000fb0  Aug, 18 - 11:46:51 | ************ End of Session ************
 

 

 

I also did a scan with HWMonitor. Here are the results of that:

 

CPUID HWMonitor Report
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Binaries
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
HWMonitor version 1.2.2.0
 
Monitoring
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Mainboard Model P5N-E SLI (0x0000024D - 0x02CAF61C)
 
LPCIO
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
LPCIO Vendor ITE
LPCIO Model IT8718
LPCIO Vendor ID 0x90
LPCIO Chip ID 0x8718
LPCIO Revision ID 0x2
Config Mode I/O address 0x2E
Config Mode LDN 0x4
Config Mode registers
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F 
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
20 87 18 02 01 00 40 4F 00 00 80 00 00 1F 00 00 00 
30 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
60 02 90 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
70 00 02 00 00 04 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
Register space LPC, base address = 0x0290
 
 
Hardware Monitors
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Hardware monitor ITE IT87
Voltage 0 1.38 Volts [0x56] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 1 3.31 Volts [0xCF] (+3.3V)
Voltage 3 4.87 Volts [0xB5] (+5V)
Voltage 4 12.22 Volts [0xBF] (+12V)
Voltage 7 4.95 Volts [0xB8] (+5V VCCH)
Voltage 8 3.15 Volts [0xC5] (VBAT)
Temperature 0 37°C (98°F) [0x25] (TMPIN0)
Temperature 1 51°C (123°F) [0x33] (TMPIN1)
Temperature 2 25°C (77°F) [0x19] (TMPIN2)
Fan 0 2836 RPM [0xEE] (FANIN0)
Fan 2 1125 RPM [0x258] (FANIN2)
Fan PWM 0 99 pc [0x7F] (FANPWM0)
Fan PWM 1 99 pc [0x7F] (FANPWM1)
Fan PWM 2 99 pc [0x7F] (FANPWM2)
Register space LPC, base address = 0x0290
 
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F 
00 11 00 FF 07 00 00 00 00 00 80 40 09 07 EE FF 58 
10 FF FF FF 73 D0 7F 7F 7F 00 FF 02 FF FF FF FF FF 
20 56 CF 00 B5 BF 06 06 B8 C5 25 33 19 18 2A 2A 2A 
30 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 
40 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 0D 2D FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 
50 FF 38 7F 7F 7F 50 00 00 90 00 3F 12 60 00 00 00 
60 00 19 7F 2B D0 04 FF FF 00 19 7F 2B D0 04 FF FF 
70 7F 7F 7F 00 00 7F FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 
80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 
90 FF 00 00 00 FF 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 
A0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 
B0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 
C0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 
D0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 
E0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 
F0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 
 
Hardware monitor ACPI
Temperature 0 40°C (104°F) [0xC3C] (THRM)
 
Hardware monitor NVIDIA NVAPI
Temperature 0 63°C (145°F) [0x3F] (TMPIN0)
 
 
Processors
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Number of processors 1
Number of threads 4
 
APICs
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 1
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0 2
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0 3
 
Timers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
ACPI timer 3.580 MHz
HPET timer 25.000 MHz
Perf timer 2.441 MHz
Sys timer 1.000 KHz
BCLK timer 333.33 MHz
 
 
Processors Information
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Processor 1 ID = 0
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I would be very thankful of some assistance in correcting these problems.

 

Thank you,

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:57 PM

have you tried defragging the hard drive?


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:51 PM

sounds like a motherboard issue... do you get a flickering screen sometimes? have you checked it for swollen capacitors?



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:53 AM

Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.
. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot
. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:09 AM

I've defragged the hard drive and the registry, but it doesn't seem to have helped.
 
I do get a flickering screen sometimes. My capacitors all look fine to me.

 

Here's the Speccy snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/l8e3od276b6nQsXm3uCOu7X

 

Also, I had a look in Windows Event Viewer and there are a few errors due to programs hanging, but there are thousands of warnings, one every minute, about nvstor64. Here are the details:
 
General:
A request to this device has been cancelled.
 
Device: \Device\RaidPort1
Model: WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1
Firmware Version: 80.0
Serial Number: WD-WCAV5L744563
Port: 0
 
Details:
+ System 
 
- Provider 
 
[ Name] nvstor64 
 
- EventID 8 
 
[ Qualifiers] 32990 
 
Level 3 
 
Task 0 
 
Keywords 0x80000000000000 
 
- TimeCreated 
 
[ SystemTime] 2013-08-21T12:32:34.562000000Z 
 
EventRecordID 713338 
 
Channel System 
 
Computer Joe-PC 
 
Security 
 
 
- EventData 
 
\Device\RaidPort1 
WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 
80.0 
WD-WCAV5L744563 
0000000005002800000000000800DE800000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000 
 
 
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Binary data:
 
 
In Words
 
0000: 00000000 00280005 00000000 80DE0008 
0008: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 
0010: 00000000 00000000 
 
 
In Bytes
 
0000: 00 00 00 00 05 00 28 00 ......(.
0008: 00 00 00 00 08 00 DE 80 ......Þ€
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:03 PM

There is probably another problem too, and I highly suspect the motherboard. Try running your system without the graphics card installed (take it out completely and remove the drivers with removal software) then boot it and see what errors start coming (if any) then.

 

edit: It may even fix it by reinstalling afterwards, just looked at google and this problem is all over the internet, you are not alone.

 

edit edit: was looking for something else and came across this, specifically for dodgly nVidia driver removal.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:20 PM

According to your Speccy report : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.

 

Hard Drive 1 - 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue <-- Operating System Drive

 

 

C5 Current Pending Sector Count: 200 (200) Data 0000000003
C6 Uncorrectable Sector Count: 200 (200) Data 0000000003

 

Your Primary drive is not reliable as it contains unrepairable sectors. Please backup your data immediately and replace the drive.

 

Hard Drive 2 - 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green

 

 

C5 Current Pending Sector Count: 200 (200) Data 0000000001
C6 Uncorrectable Sector Count: 200 (200) Data 0000000001

 

The WD secondary drive also contains one uncorrectable sector. While it is only use for data storage, please exercise safety precautions by backing up all important data for any inevitable circumstances. If the drives are still under warranty, use these readings so they could be replaced immediately.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:35 PM

after going through it, Im thinking jhayz is correct-looks like faulty hard drives, which can cause issues as described. A faulty motherboard, can as well, but I would start with another drive first and go from there-a hard drive is typically easier, and cheaper to fix, and they need replaced anyway.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:49 PM

3 bad sectors out of 976,562,500 is unlikely to cause this much trouble... unless they're specifically in the ntoskrnl or something critical. Although highly unlikely it is possible, and will definitely multiply with time and cause complete system failure... Read 'in time'.

 

Still got my money on the nVidia driver as the culprit..

 

Reinstalling a new OS on a new disk will make this problem go away, but if you image it I reckon you'll still have the same.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:28 PM

Thanks for the help! I've sent for a new hard drive and I'll install Windows on it rather than restoring from my backup.

 

I ran Driver Cleaner Pro, carefully following the instructions, and reinstalled the drivers for my graphics card, however, it doesn't seem to have made any difference.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:28 PM

Let us know how you go mate...



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:39 PM

in my experience, registry cleaners usually do more harm then good. The only one Ive seen with any real positive effects is CCleaner, but Ive also seen that brick a computer so I can't say as I recomend it. In any case, let us know-hopefully, the new drive and fresh install will fix the problem.


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:50 PM

3 bad sectors out of 976,562,500 is unlikely to cause this much trouble..

The primary hard drive is the 500 Gb drive, not the 1 Tb drive. The attributes regarding bad sectors are categorized as repairable and unrepairable.


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:05 PM

 

3 bad sectors out of 976,562,500 is unlikely to cause this much trouble..

The primary hard drive is the 500 Gb drive, not the 1 Tb drive. The attributes regarding bad sectors are categorized as repairable and unrepairable.

 

I know that...

 

976,562,500 sectors in 500Gb is right.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:40 PM

FWIW:  It has never been the number of bad sectors...which is the primary reason for concern...since every hard drive (new/used) has bad sectors.

 

The problem is that bad sectors are often an indicator of a deeper, continuing problem with the drivw...with that continuing devolution leading often to drive failure, loss of data, etc for some users.

 

I think of bad sectors as akin to a minij-SMART warning....the drive may remain useful for a given, indeterminate period of time, but the chances of continuing problems increase, rather than disappear, with continued use.

 

Bad Sectors On Hard Drives - http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1583&page=3

 

There is no reason to ignore a "warning" of this type...unless you do continuous backups each day and loss of data files and/or hard drive functionality are not high in your list of system concerns.

 

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