PC freezing

By PureLycian22 · 65 replies
Feb 21, 2018
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  1. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,532   +944

    The memory thing is testing now.... Continuous & overnight is best.
     
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  2. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31


    Okay cool. I’ll let you guys know
     
  3. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Maniac Posts: 774   +140

    If he ran it for 2017 for a long time, microsoft would have already validated his windows 8 product within the first 30 days.
    If wasn't legit they would tell him that right after he installed and began to lock up his windows 10 os.

    @PureLycian just go ahead and run the test, it'll take 8 hours and let you know what passed or failed.
    Matter of fact let it run 10 passes, long as it completes 100% the ram problem will be out of the way.
    http://www.overclock.net/forum/18051-memory/312116-how-long-does-memtest-take.html
     
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  4. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi guys. I don't think @PureLycian22 is running memtest86. I agree that is the best way to test RAM, but he was complaining and I gave him easier ways. See post #25. Lets see what he says. Team work is great!
     
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  5. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31


    I actually just ran it and it just finished testing nothing wrong.
     
  6. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    You ran Memtest86? If you ran Memtest86, how long did you run it. It needs to run over night 5-6 hours. If your PC passes Memtest86, your good to go. Is this what you done?
     
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  7. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31


    It ran it but only for like 2 hours...... which I was think isn't long enough. how do you make it longer?
     
  8. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    @PureLycian22 . We need to know what your running. Memtest86 will run until you manually stop it. You need to be clearer with you replies. How are you testing RAM? You have to create a disc to run Memtest86. I only gave you easier things because you asked. I'll repeat myself,"Memtest86 is the best RAM test. You can find it here. https://www.memtest86.com/
    You have to create a USB flash drive or CD to use this tool!

    MemTest86 is the original, free, stand alone memory testing software for x86 computers. MemTest86 boots from a USB flash drive or CD and tests the RAM in your computer for faults using a series of comprehensive algorithms and test patterns.
     
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  9. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31


    I’m Running the Memtest86 that you guys told me to run. Put it to 10 passes and when I get back home I’m setting it to 999 passes.
     
  10. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    "Memtest isn't a benchmark. It searches for failures and inconsistencies within the RAM. It is advised to let the test go for 8+ Hours. It is also recommended to test one stick of RAM at a time. Memtest will run forever unless you stop it."
    Thanks for your reply.
     
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  11. Rich M

    Rich M TS Booster Posts: 124   +62

  12. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31

  13. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi! Sounds like a good plan. Don't want to confuse or distract you from that; but the next thing I would do is to update your graphics driver. Here's link. It's very simple. Choose the automatic detect.;) Let us know how things go. PC freezes are not easy to fix. Hang in there and you'll Get-er-Done
    Thanks for all the likes:D
    Here's link!
    https://support.amd.com/en-us/download
     
  14. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31


    Okay so I just got home. The memtest86 says that it passed 28. And now I’m going to do the cmd search. Your welcome for the likes. You guys are awesome at guiding me through this even though I’m a pain, I know I am you don’t have to say it haha.
     
  15. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31

    Okay so I did the chkdsk r thing and I restarted my pc and now it is scanning and repairing drive (C:) did I do the right thing?? Just want to make sure :) thanks.
     
  16. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    You're doing great. We all had to learn these things. Once you learn all these things, You can pass forward what you learned to others. Don't forget to update your graphics driver after you do the chkdsk r
     
  17. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

  18. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31


    Okay so I fell asleep and I went to my pc and I see blue screen with these options don’t know if this means anything.

    - Contuniue (Exit and continue to Windows 8.1
    - Use a device (Use a USB drive, network connection, or windows Recovery DVD
    - Troubleshoot (Refresh or reset your pc, or use advanced tools)

    Or Turn off your PC.

    Sorry
     
  19. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

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  20. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31


    Okay thanks. So I hit exit and continue to Windows and it restarted the pc and it’s stuck at 10% with the scanning and repairing drive (C:)
     
  21. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi What do you mean stuck? If it found problems with your C drive, it's probably trying to fix them. After it fixes problems, it should restart and tell you what it fixed or that some things couldn't be fixed. That's the way I understand it. I have never found any errors running chkdsk on my W10 PC. If you want to see the log. You have to go to the event viewer. Here's how by Leo.
    https://askleo.com/how_do_i_see_the_results_of_a_chkdsk_that_ran_on_boot/
     
  22. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31


    What I mean when I say stuck is that it does not go past 10% complete. When it was checking the C drive the first time it was at %10 complete for like 2hrs . It’s been at 10% again for about 30 min now because it’s checking the C drive again after I woke up to the blue menu with the options and hit continue.
     
  23. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi This is not a good sign. Has it ever booted into windows? When it was at 10% the first time for 2hrs, what did you do? Does the % ever change?
     
  24. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31


    Nope it just went to that blue screen. It was just sitting there at 10% I didn’t do anything except fall a sleep and wake up to a blue screen with the options on it, then I clicked continue, my pc reset and it’s stuck at 10% again.
     
  25. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    IDK. Maybe others will reply. If there are errors on the drive, it may take a long time to repair them. When you clicked continue, you say your PC reset, and is trying to repair the C drive again. Next time you see that message, click on turn off PC. I don't know what's going on. Sounds like your PC is in a boot loop or your hard drive just bit the dust.
    Let us know how things go.
     
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