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Computer is freezing, slow programs to launch, Gameplay stuttering


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#1 Donnyten

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:10 PM

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Hello, 

I am having a problem with my computer. It is running windows 8.1. 

Recently, since this past week and a half my computer has been doing some intermittent freezing. Example, when I click on something, it will take the computer a few seconds to " think about" what I've just commanded of it, then it will resume completing the task. If I launch a program, it will freeze for 5-10 seconds then sort it self out to eventually opening the program, and worst of all, when I am playing a game, the game play/ sound will skip, especially during cut scenes. I can move my mouse but just can't click on anything. All the while this is happening, I can hear my hard drive making little noises, not clicks, but little noises that correspond to the intermittent freeze. Its especially annoying when I'm trying to play Alien Isolation icon_smile.gif.. the game will at times stutter and the background music skips like crazy, all the while the HDD is making that noise ( not a click)

The freezing is directly related to the hard drive and I know this because I have studied its pattern of sound, when it makes the noise like its "thinking" of what to do, that's when the freezing is happening. I've ran several hard disk utilities and no errors have been found. Here are my specs. I would appreciate it if someone could assist me on what the problem may be. I suspected a drive failure but no tests indicate my drive is failing. that's the only problem really. This is a recent issue actually, about 1.5 weeks old. This has never happened to me before. I seriously hope this is not a hard drive problem. I've gone through so many hard drives in recent times.

excuse me for my English as it is not my native language 

gigabyte 990fx ud3
2TB- Western Digital Drive ( problem drive)
1TB-Seagte Drive
AMDFX 9370 processor
8GB of ram
Geforce 550 ti graphics card


Edited by Donnyten, 21 January 2015 - 02:12 PM.


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#2 Donnyten

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 05:23 PM

I'm pretty sure it's not the temperature. Is there a setting I can change or something? I read that you can change when mode the hard drive is in or something like that to make it run a bit faster

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 05:25 PM

Even when I'm trying to scroll through a freaking webpage and will freeze, for three seconds then resume scrolling. This is so annoying

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:10 AM

im having the same issue, but i dont have that noise...

and i reinstalled my windows and is stil happening

 

 

... before reinstalling my OS y tried reinstalling my GPU drivers etc, checking any posible overheating, memory test, i checked on task manager my processor's monitoring thing etc and everything was fine, even the temperature



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:33 AM

As expected, the problem seems to have been the hard drive.  

 

I wiped my other HDD, started fresh and i'm not getting that problem anymore. I had even reinstalled windows on the malfunctioning/freezing HD but the problem was still there.

 

The rate at which my hard drives have failed me over the years is unforgivable. I' m wondering if I should just create a windows to go flash drive, and see how that works out.  Havent had a single flash drive crap out on me, yet, hard drives are failing left to right.  Makes no sense at all

 

Run windows from the flash drive, run games from internal HD. its worth a try


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:46 AM

So bro your change of HDD worked? :)



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:11 AM

did he changed his HD for a new one?



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:49 AM

Yes. I installed My OS on my other drive. If you suspect the hard drive to be the problem I would suggest doing the same thing. Thanks for the advice techie

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 03:25 PM

You are welcome.:) Have a look at my youtube channel.I make gaming tech videos.If you like the videos then subscribe.Channel link : https://www.youtube.com/user/AbsTechie



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:20 PM

HAHAHA! ok fixed

it was my HDD  :(

i bought a new one and now its fixed the problem

thank u :D






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