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PC freezing

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

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31

    Ok
     
  2. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,724   +455

  3. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 888   +158

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  4. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31

    Hard Drive is a Seagate Barracuda (Has some “80 PLUS GOLD” sticker on it)
    PSU is from FSP Group inc. model # FSP500-50AAGA
     
  5. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,614   +984

    It would be helpful to know what switches you set for the chkdsk.... /f is fix files ... /r does that plus repair bad sectors - THAT can take hours and hours
     
  6. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31


    Yes! I did /r. That being said is it supposed to take me to the blue screen with all the options after a certain amount of time, and once I hit continue, is it supposed to start over???? That’s what it did.
     
  7. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,614   +984

    I think it may have encountered a conditition which made it think it needed to go to the repair options screen. Let the CHKDSK run itself out to the end (might be 5-6 hours for a 500gb disk). DO NOT stop a CHKDSK with parameters - it messes your files.
     
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  8. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31


    Umm..... I turned it off in the middle of the CHKDSK.... frick frick frick... I put it back on though to the CHKDKS I won’t touch it then and keep hitting continue when the options pop up again. :) don’t hurt me I’m a noob.
     
  9. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,614   +984

    I'm trying to understand just what you are seeing. I think you started CHKDSK /r. Then at some point you noticed the Repair screen. You told it to 'continue' and it did - right into CHKDSK /r again. Maybe a couple of times now. Now what it does is stop running CHKDSK and go to Repair screen, like it is hitting a wall.

    If you remember, can you tell me just where in these steps that you powered down?

    Is the drive making sounds? What are they like?
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018
  10. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31

    First time. Yeah so I started the CHKDSK /r then it told me to restart so I did then it proceeded to scan and repair the C drive it was at 10% for a long time then I fell asleep and the blue screen with options came up. Then I hit continue and exit to windows and went back to the scan and repair the C drive went to 10% complete and I turned it off to check the psu model and make and the Hard Drive model. And turned it back on and now it’s scanning the C drive again.
     
  11. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,614   +984

    Got it. Best to let it run its course. Only issue is that when you powered off, there may have been files being removed to be moved and which only existed in memory - and may be lost. This may show up as a missing file or a corrupt program. I hope you have a good recent backup.
     
  12. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31


    Okay I was able to log back onto windows. Should I run the hot CPU Tester program? Or update graphics card driver?
     
  13. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,614   +984

  14. PureLycian22

    PureLycian22 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 31

    It says that "Windows has made corrections to the file system. No further action required. So I'm just going to run things like I do and I will let you guys know. :)
     
  15. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,724   +455

    Hi Thanks for your reply. Happy to hear that "No further action required" That's good. I would keep a close watch on your Hard Drive, make sure you create regular back ups. I would also like to see the log in event viewer on the chkdsk. As far as the CPU tester; that's just another way of testing some of your hardware,so I leave that up to you. I would definitely update your graphics driver. Very simple to do. Let us know how things go.
     
  16. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,724   +455

    Hi The CPU tester is recommended here on techspot, that's one reason I suggested it. It won't hurt any thing to run it.
    Here's TS down load. TS has a lot of great programs. Here you go! If you click on Downloads, you will find a lot of great programs.
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    Hot CPU Tester is currently being used in a variety of labs and governmental organizations around the world, as a reliable diagnostic and trouble shooting program.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018

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