Help! Windows 7 Freezing Problems

I've been having problems with my Windows 7 ever since I reconnected one of my HDDs (it is not my boot drive).
Here's what happens: Windows boots fine, and I can log in. All my desktop icons and everything appears fine, but when I click on any application or try to perform any command, the computer freezes (mouse movement is still fine).
Since then, I have tried disconnecting the HDD I connected, then restarting it.
Rebooted in safe mode. Here, everything went fine. I could open My Computer etc.
Restarted the computer and tried to reboot normally, failed same as before.
Rebooted in safe mode. Tried to perform recovery from May 25th restore point.
Went out for a couple minutes, came back, was at welcome screen. Logged in, and then it told me that the recovery failed.

Need help! Need this computer for school :(
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  1. zhengche said:
    I've been having problems with my Windows 7 ever since I reconnected one of my HDDs (it is not my boot drive).
    Here's what happens: Windows boots fine, and I can log in. All my desktop icons and everything appears fine, but when I click on any application or try to perform any command, the computer freezes (mouse movement is still fine).
    Since then, I have tried disconnecting the HDD I connected, then restarting it.
    Rebooted in safe mode. Here, everything went fine. I could open My Computer etc.
    Restarted the computer and tried to reboot normally, failed same as before.
    Rebooted in safe mode. Tried to perform recovery from May 25th restore point.
    Went out for a couple minutes, came back, was at welcome screen. Logged in, and then it told me that the recovery failed.

    Need help! Need this computer for school :(



    Sure sounds a lot like bad ram to me..... I'd remove all but one stick of ram, in slot one, and I'd try it that way. if it solves your problem, then you know you need new ram. if it doesn't solve your problem, remove the stick that was used and try another. etc. good luck
  2. Could be corrupt Operating System which would need you to re-install Windows.It may also be a corrupt driver or process which is not loaded in Safe Mode. Try Clean Startup and see if you can isolate the problem that way.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796
  3. Bad RAM was my 1st thought, but why would the mouse still work and Windows run in Safe Mode?
  4. Virus ?
  5. I have had random crash issues with a loose SATA cable. If you have a spare try swapping it out and seeing if the connection is better.
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