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aidanmaz
07-02-2010, 05:45 PM
last night i install vista home premium onto an HP DX6100MT, with a 2.8gHz CPU 3GB ram and a 2TB HDD. Got all the updates and proper drivers, yet the pc seems to freezing alot, i hardly have anything on here, Ive redone the system install twice...... any ideas, i can post a HJT if it helps

Speedy Gonzales
07-02-2010, 06:01 PM
Did you partition the hdd? No point posting a log, there wont be a lot on it to look at

aidanmaz
07-02-2010, 06:12 PM
Yes the actual isntall was fine it now when im trying to use it, it randomly freezes for no good reason. It doesnt make sense given the specs

Speedy Gonzales
07-02-2010, 06:25 PM
See what program is making the CPU go to 100%. Did you partition the hdd when you installed Vista? I would kill windows search in services

KarameaDave
07-02-2010, 06:49 PM
Did you install chipset drivers?
http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/cs-011594.htm

wainuitech
07-02-2010, 06:56 PM
Click Start, type in performance - from the results, select performance and reliability, then on the left select Reliability Monitor - open it, where there are lockups, or faults there will be a red circle with a white x , select one, and below will be the problem.

What does it say the problem is when there were lockups.

aidanmaz
07-02-2010, 07:02 PM
nothing is hogging the systems resources.... i have all the drivers, but i used the ones off the HP site. i realise the video card prolly ccant do aero, but this shud make things faster. - im guessing

aidanmaz
07-02-2010, 07:05 PM
reliability states it hasnt been running for 24hrs yet

KarameaDave
07-02-2010, 07:06 PM
Hard drive on the way out?
Run manufacturers diagnostics.

aidanmaz
07-02-2010, 07:10 PM
i shud hope not, its not even 3 months old.

aidanmaz
07-02-2010, 07:19 PM
was looking on the western digitl site, as i have the caviar Green 2TB drive, where do i get the disk diagnoistics?

Speedy Gonzales
07-02-2010, 07:36 PM
Looks like its a common prob with this hdd (http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=iA2&ei=d2xuS6y4JI2TkAX50KHUBw&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=1&ct=result&cd=1&ved=0CDIQBSgA&q=caviar+green+2tb+freezes&spell=1)

aidanmaz
07-02-2010, 07:48 PM
sigh.... so much for high capacity

wainuitech
07-02-2010, 08:02 PM
reliability states it hasnt been running for 24hrs yet
Look tomorrow night after it has been long enough in running time, if it is the HDD it will confirm it.

aidanmaz
07-02-2010, 09:57 PM
do i leave it on all night?

KarameaDave
07-02-2010, 10:25 PM
can you disable powersaving on the drive?

Agent_24
08-02-2010, 05:58 AM
Speedy: are you referring to the WD Align utility etc? I thought that was only needed if running XP?

aidanmaz
08-02-2010, 10:20 AM
Reliability Monitor doesnt show any signs of issues it appears to be stable.

Speedy Gonzales
08-02-2010, 10:21 AM
Speedy: are you referring to the WD Align utility etc? I thought that was only needed if running XP?

No the hdd itself by the looks of it

aidanmaz
08-02-2010, 10:26 AM
maybe....ive just noticed, im running vista SP1, not SP2. would that make a difference?

Speedy Gonzales
08-02-2010, 10:28 AM
Soon find out install it

aidanmaz
08-02-2010, 12:39 PM
Installed SP2, im now assuming it might be the A/V - Microsoft Security Essentials

Agent_24
08-02-2010, 01:21 PM
Or hardware issues.

aidanmaz
09-02-2010, 03:18 PM
i think i know what the issue is. I have a WD Green drive, so it uses less power, which has a lower performance. this causes lags when i am trying to do things. i notice playing music has this lag halfway through, kinda like it would when i stream, it pauses for a sec. I think these drives are designed for storage, like server storage.

pkm
09-02-2010, 03:28 PM
i think i know what the issue is. I have a WD Green drive, so it uses less power, which has a lower performance. this causes lags when i am trying to do things. i notice playing music has this lag halfway through, kinda like it would when i stream, it pauses for a sec. I think these drives are designed for storage, like server storage.

I still think its a software issue.

The transfer rate of these drives are not substantially lower.
I would watch the processes, see which process is causing it. 'Sys internals' will show you more than you need to know aswell. I havent used them on w7 or vista though. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx

KarameaDave
09-02-2010, 03:35 PM
Yeah a friend had much trouble with his as the primary,
got a WD black series and used the green as secondary.
All good now.
I believe (but haven't been able to find) there is a dos utility
which can disable the disc spin down (which is what I think is your problem)

aidanmaz
09-02-2010, 03:58 PM
i do notice...when the machine does freeze, an noise like an overdrive (dont laugh) kicks in.....not too sure what that is

pkm
11-02-2010, 08:02 AM
i do notice...when the machine does freeze, an noise like an overdrive (dont laugh) kicks in.....not too sure what that is
you must mean a fan? This is espected when your pc is at 100% cpu use for any length of time.

I dont see how the drive is spinning down unless it is has EXTREMELY aggressive powersaving.OSes will be accessing it so often it shouldnt be able to spin down.

Normally I use say an ~80gb trusted drive for my OS too.

Agent_24
11-02-2010, 09:47 AM
Have you tried running system diagnostic like Memtest to eliminate faulty hardware?

aidanmaz
11-02-2010, 04:24 PM
Yes have used memtest, no errors. In a period of 1 hour the fan starts up quite alot, yet there doesnt seem to be anything using the cpu too much. I checked airflow internally and its all sweet.

KarameaDave
11-02-2010, 04:30 PM
Do you have a live cd of Linux
Will it run without crashing?

aidanmaz
12-02-2010, 10:38 AM
Funny enough, i just downloaded Ubuntu 9.10, tho it was the netbook remix....would that matter?

Agent_24
12-02-2010, 10:50 AM
Well, it's probably designed more for Netbook style hardware, so is probably not optimized for a standard desktop and may not work properly.

(may only include drivers common for Netbook devices etc)

SolMiester
12-02-2010, 11:09 AM
Freezing is usually a memory issue!

Agent_24
12-02-2010, 06:16 PM
Are all the power connectors to everything nice and tight? I had one that was freezing because the DVD drive power connector was a bit loose.