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May 28, 2014 10:03:24 PM

My computer has been freezing up randomly ever since I got it. I've been fine with it until now since its gotten worse and worse. It froze up 7 times today and they have been getting more and more frequent. It responds after freezing up after 10 minutes only to freeze up AGAIN 10 minutes later. My caps lock button on my computer doesn't light up when I click it and when the computer responds again the internet is disconnected from it and has to reconnect. I've tried updating my drivers and I tried memtest but nothing is working. Another thing is that when it starts working again my hard drive gets very loud and a lot of the time programs take ages to start as well. It seems to freeze up the most when I am on either Google Chrome or downloading games off Steam.

Does anyone have an idea on whats wrong or how I can fix this problem?

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a c 376 $ Windows 7
May 29, 2014 7:55:04 AM

First thing is to do a full virus and spyware scan, even better is to just install a clean setup of Windows on it. Is this a new computer? Did you install a bunch of questionable programs on it like torrents or ripped games, or a hacked OS?
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May 29, 2014 8:07:05 AM

I did a full virus scan with Malwarebytes and SaS but nothing comes up except for some rips for photoshop and my litecoin miner. And I installed a couple of Torrents but they don't do anything to my laptop (photoshop, saints row IV).
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a c 376 $ Windows 7
May 29, 2014 8:19:33 AM

Could be a hard drive issue, try a clean Windows setup on a new hard drive. You can run a drive scan using a utility from the drive vendor (not just check disk from Windows).
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May 29, 2014 2:05:03 PM

The hard drive was a Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
I can't seem to find a driver scanner from Western Digitals website and I don't have a spare drive kicking around.
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May 29, 2014 8:11:09 PM

another thing to note is that the animation for the mouse still plays for when its loading things (the spinning blue wheel).
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a c 376 $ Windows 7
May 30, 2014 7:00:35 AM

beachbum111111 said:
The hard drive was a Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
I can't seem to find a driver scanner from Western Digitals website and I don't have a spare drive kicking around.


WD Drive scanner is here http://support.wd.com/product/download.asp?groupid=810&...
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May 30, 2014 1:33:37 PM

I just used the drive scanner and did an extended scan. Its test result was a pass.
Then 5 minutes after it froze up again
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May 30, 2014 10:04:56 PM

Also it seems to freeze up the most when I'm on the internet
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May 30, 2014 11:08:02 PM

I tried using my integrated card. My mouse froze up entirely at times and I couldn't move it but unlike before everything else was still working in the background. It is also to be noted though that when my computer froze up with my dedicated card that the mouse busy icon would still spin while everything else would stop working.
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May 31, 2014 11:32:23 PM

Turns out it was my wireless network adapter. Something was causing it to mess up so I updated it to the newest version and now everything seems to work.
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