Freezing Hard Drive?

  Jester2K II 21:55 02 Sep 2003
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Old(ish) Tiny PC - Win 98SE PIII 600 - can't fix this one...

Tried updated drivers

Tried Defrag / Scandisk / SFC

Updated to IE6 SP-1

Latest AVG 6 - Clean

Adware / Spybot / Hijack This - Clean


PC just freezes randomly!

Everything goes OK. Then stops. In the middle of work, defragging, scandisk, AVG Disk scan, screensaver etc. No pattern to it. Can be 2 mins or 20 mins....

Mouse still moves but clicking does nothing. Have to reset...

Fujitsu HDD has been tested with Fujitsu diagnostic disk - clean.....

Baffled...

  Jester2K II 21:59 02 Sep 2003

Oh and the HDD light goes out. Just rebooted again and the HDD light went out during loading the desktop. Half the icons appeared and half didn't. Windows just showed its "busy" cursor.....

  hector allan 22:03 02 Sep 2003

Have you checked out your RAM is it what was installed..............? physical mem size check your system info..............................

  Jester2K II 22:05 02 Sep 2003

128Mb PC100 SD-RAM

Has been there for a while. Been OK for 2 years last 2 months the PC has been playing up.

  Jester2K II 22:15 02 Sep 2003

Oh and no error messages either!!!!

  hector allan 22:19 02 Sep 2003

Did you install any new software 2 mths ago...

how many programs are running at start up...

Ctrl-Alt-Delete and check

run msconfig and uncheck all the programs running and load one at a time see if one is causing conflict...............................

  Jester2K II 22:41 02 Sep 2003

All running processes checked and accounted for.

Even freezes when only Explorer and Systray running...

  powerless 22:53 02 Sep 2003

Overheating?

  Jester2K II 22:56 02 Sep 2003

I'm going to check that next. Not sure how though...

I did think of it at first but the case is dust free and it will freeze after 2 mins, reboot and then work fine for 30 mins before freezing again. Each time doing the same thing (AVG scan or defrag) therefore i put this to the bottom of the list of things to check...

  woodchip 22:56 02 Sep 2003

Try a different Hard Drive cable.

  Jester2K II 22:57 02 Sep 2003

See now its frozen 3 times in a row after 2 - 5 mins but this time its running AVG scan for the 4th time and lasted 8 mins so far...

woodchip - good idea...

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