PC freezes

By membrane
Jul 2, 2009
  1. Well not freeze exactly. It's a HP DC 5000, desktop. 2.8 Intel processor. XP Pro SP2.
    The problem is when it's running the cpu usage is quite high ( 15% - 35% ) average. but it seems to get stuck. The same time after time, the same sound from the HD each time. Accessing Task Manager brings it out of it for a little while, but it sticks again. Could this be because there are bad sectors on the HD.

    any help most appreciated.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    Yes this could be caused by bad hard drive sectors. Have you tried running a disk check under drive properties
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Could your more fully describe what you mean by " sticks again..." and "... seems to get stuck..."
  4. membrane

    membrane TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    If i try running an app the computer just hangs. won't start the app unless i start up taskmanager which seems to bring it around till the app starts. then it just hangs again until i do the same thing again with TM.
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