is there a software fix you guys might be able to help me trouble shoot for stutting/lag continuously every few seconds?

it happens in my games...
i was given this computer by my brother he told me he had someone look at it and they said it was mother board and hard drive problems that had to get replaced i wanted to make sure it cant be fixed with software first and then find out exactly whats wrong any help is more then welcomed!
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  1. Memtest86 for ram.
    Hdtune and vendor test tool like seatools for seagate hard drive.
    If you can try wiping and reinstalling os and drives to rule out damaged files.
  2. smorizio said:
    Memtest86 for ram.
    Hdtune and vendor test tool like seatools for seagate hard drive.
    If you can try wiping and reinstalling os and drives to rule out damaged files.


    will do! ill get back to you after i try everything you have asked except for reinstalling the os i dont have the cd's to do that
  3. Could you tell us what motherboard, processor, video card, and how much memory you have?

    Casey
  4. cklaubur said:
    Could you tell us what motherboard, processor, video card, and how much memory you have?

    Casey

    heres a pastebin of my full dxdiag http://pastebin.com/PbuYBkce
  5. It's not a bad laptop as far as the specs go. However, be aware that a laptop will not play games as well as a desktop.

    It probably could use a format/reinstall, but like you said, you don't have the CDs to reinstall everything. HP laptops use a hidden partition for recovery, and there should be a program installed that will allow you to create a set of recovery discs that you can use to reinstall everything. However, the program's name escapes me right now...

    I'll try to figure out that program's name and get back to you.

    Casey

    *EDIT* Figured out the program's name. Look for "HP PC Recovery".
  6. cklaubur said:
    It's not a bad laptop as far as the specs go. However, be aware that a laptop will not play games as well as a desktop.

    It probably could use a format/reinstall, but like you said, you don't have the CDs to reinstall everything. HP laptops use a hidden partition for recovery, and there should be a program installed that will allow you to create a set of recovery discs that you can use to reinstall everything. However, the program's name escapes me right now...

    I'll try to figure out that program's name and get back to you.

    Casey

    i noticed it has a recovery drive D: but if u know how i can do as u suggested im all ears
  7. using memtest86+ i got a pass
  8. ok so it must be something with my cpu it jumps to 100% for no reason rhythmically idk y.. any ideas? also i reformatted and updated
  9. In Task Manager, go to the "Processes" tab, and click the column labeled "CPU". That will show you what is running on your computer ordered by CPU usage.

    In Windows 7, you may need to click "Show processes from all users" to see the culprit.

    Casey
  10. trustedinstaller.exe shows 1-13 % idle shows 87-99% system at times shows 1% and that it dont forget this i a fresh install of the os my father seems to think its the hard drive because thats what happened to his all in one
  11. i replaced my hard drive now i am trying to install all the drivers i had before wish me luck i hope this hard drive was the only problem ill keep you posted
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