Why does my hard drive freeze up periodically?

Question

can you tell me what could be causeing my harddrive to freze up periodically? I have tryed virus scans, defrag, ect. . Sometimes, well all the time it just freezes. for about 1 min each time.

Any help you can provide regaurding this matter would be of great help.

thank you , Mia Robinson

Answer

This question was answered on November 4, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It is definitely a Win 98 problem, but alas, since I need to run programs under Windows, I can't switch OS's

The problem is totally intermittent (comes & goes) Happens when "nothing is happening" (I leave the computer on with nothing running, come back and FREEZE!)

Re-boot i the only solution The "Scandisk" is skipped (just hit return and accept).

it also sounds like you may have a corrupt file somewhere in there, or two programs that don't get along together.

Check your Windows help for System File Checker (SFC) then follow the directions for running it.

Defrag your hard drive regularly.

If you continue to have problems, invest a few bucks in Norton Utilites 2001 It'll fix most any software problem.

Good Luck!

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Posted by julie of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 4, 2004