Random Computer Freezes

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Paradoxical

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Ever since I upgraded my computer, I have had issues with it freezing. Sometimes it will freeze, as I said, but mostly if I turn the monitor off and go to turn it back on a few hours later, it doesn't come out of sleep mode. Each time it freezes and/or gets stuck in sleep mode, the red light that signifies if the harddrive is reading/writing turns off. I think it is an issue with RAM, seeing as how one of the RAM cards went bad a couple of months ago and prevented my PC from working until I removed it. This issue is happening more and more this week for some odd reason, and I fear that if it is the RAM card, it will give out soon. It is also very annoying because my PC takes anywhere form 10-20 minutes to fully boot because of my harddrive. I cannot find anything online, so I came here for help.
 

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I think it is an issue with RAM, seeing as how one of the RAM cards went bad a couple of months ago and prevented my PC from working until I removed it. This issue is happening more and more this week for some odd reason, and I fear that if it is the RAM card, it will give out soon.
You put the RAM card back in?

How much faster does it boot up if that RAM card is missing?

Are you sure that you have the RAM cards in the proper slots?

After the system boots does it run normally?

Does this happen in Safe Mode?
 

Paradoxical

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I never put the RAM card back in, I had two. If I put it back in, it would not boot at all.
I have the RAM cards in the proper slots, yes.
The system runs normally after it reboots.
I have not tried to run the PC in safe mode.
 

gus

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It is also very annoying because my PC takes anywhere form 10-20 minutes to fully boot because of my harddrive.
What makes you say there is an issue with your hard drive? Long boot times can be caused by other issues as well as your drive.

Can you follow this guide and give us your PC specs so the experts may assist.

Please go HERE and download the portable version of Speccy. Save it to somewhere you can find, locate the file and as it comes as a Zip file use your favorite unzip application to decompress it. Open the newly created folder and double left click Speccy.exe if you have a 32 bit system or Speccy64.exe if yours is 64bit. If you are not sure what your system is click HERE. This guide compiled by Gus.



Speccy will open and after a short wait will display a summary of your system specs.

  1. Click on the file menu.
  2. Then click Publish snapshot.


A dialogue box will ask you to confirm, select yes.



Another dialogue box will open

  1. Click Copy to Clipboard.
  2. Then click Close.


Now that your link has been copied please paste it into your next post. It should look something like the example below:)

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/6waAHapcLrZIVPakgxXXXXXXX

BTW: once you have finished with speccy and no longer want it removing it is easy because it is a portable app with no install. Simply delete the downloaded file and folder you created when you decompressed it. Gone:thumbsup:
 

Rustys

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Since you were having issues with your RAM that may have caused files to be come corrupt on the HDD
PC takes anywhere form 10-20 minutes to fully boot because of my harddrive.
Now it takes this long to get to the log in screen?
after the long in screen it takes this long?
some combo and how long for each?

Anything overclock?

Have you made any changes to the BIOS have you tried Loading Factory settings?

Have you run the sfc/ scannow
if not then run after the check disk.
what were the results

One the computer boots lest run a check disk on the HDD.

Tr retrieve the check disk information

Press Windows Key + X
Select Event Viewer
On the left expand the Windows Log folder
Now Select Applications (may take it a few to load)
In the middle looking under Source scroll down the list looking for Wininit
Click on that and on the far right click on Copy then Copy Details as Text

Now in this thread just paste the information in to a post by
Right click with the mouse and select paste
or
Press the Ctrl Key + V
 

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Any update for us? This thread will be closed if not replied to within 48hrs.
 
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