Since few days ago, my computer started freezing very badly, I formatted every partition and reinstalled windows a multiple times and also ran chkdsk, it improvet d the situation but still while surfing folders and clicking too much freezes it for seconds, sometimes boot time (both starting windows and shutting down ) takes alot of time but not always. But the bigger problem is while watching videos or using programs like After effects and premiere my computer suddenly freezes and screen goes blank, sometimes it becomes solid white or blue color and most of the times white, green, gray or blue colored with vertical stripes of darker color AND the only way to escape this situation is HARD Shut down.
My personal opinion is that the problem is with my hard disk but i can be wrong. Whole computer is just 2 months old and ran perfectly for these two months but since 1 sept it has been giving problems.
things I tried:
1. reinstalling windows multiple times.
2. ran chk disk. (Found and fixed a lot of bad sectors and improved the situation, made the pc somewhat usable)
3. changing ports of hdd on Mb. (almost no effect).
1. PC hangs randomly at any time and sometimes when I am clicking too much.
2.Sometimes when watching video or something gpu related Screen goes blank with any random color (mostly white, gray blue, green) filled with vertical stripes of darker shade of that color, and computer freezes completely forcing me to hard shut down.
3. some times booting of windows takes longer and becomes stuck at "shutting down" for a while before actually shutting down.
Best thing to use is http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ It has some good hard drive diagnostic tools. Chances are though that the drive is bad. If your really in a hurry you could always just grab a hard drive from Best Buy or any other electronic store that carries hard drives. That way you can rma the drive while having a working hard drive.
Edit: You really don't want to be using a hard drive that is causing errors when your needing to finish your project, hence your better off of going to the store to pick up a hard drive and if it doesn't work you can easily exchange it.
I just ran it,
I ran the quick test and it failed at test 1
here is the result:
Test Option: QUICK TEST
Model Number: WDC WD10EALX-009BA0
Unit Serial Number: WD-WMATR0643619
Firmware Number: 15.01H15
Capacity: 1000.20 GB
SMART Status: PASS
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 06-Quick Test on drive 1 did not complete! Status code = 07 (Failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 97 (Unknown Test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 1!
Test Time: 07:24:10, September 11, 2012
Also I want to tell if anyone is interested, everything with my pc was fine for about 2 months but once I used Microsoft's ''fix it for me'' to restore some files, from next day my pc has been hanging. Has any of you ever heard about fix it for me spoiling hard disks ? is it even possible?