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Browser/Steam/PC Freezing when downloading

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December 16, 2011 6:13:31 AM

I posted a while back about how my HD (that is currently giving problems again) gave a disk read error. When I formatted the HD, everything was back to normal.

Been two weeks now. I tried dling a game off Steam, and my PC just froze after massive PC lag spikes. Frustrated, I stopped trying to get the download to work. Later, I tried downloading some stuff through Firefox, but the browser ended up having very frequent hangsups.

I changed my download location in Firefox to another HD and the problem went away. I'm almost certain that if I stress this HD more, it will fail...perhaps for good.

I have Diskcheckup. Under SMART info, everything shows 'OK.' Is there anything else I can do to confirm my theory? What about fixing it?


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a c 280 G Storage
December 16, 2011 8:14:27 PM

It looks like there is early indication of the drive failing! I would go ahead and replace it or at least not have it as the only place to store any important data.
December 16, 2011 8:57:26 PM


Turned on PC this morning, and it gives blue screen after 'start windows'