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Dell Dekstop freezing now at same spot everytime

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    Win 8

    Dell Dekstop freezing now at same spot everytime


    Hi, my dell Inspiron running win8 keeps freezing at the same spot every time I use it now for the past day, and has to be manual powered off, before that I had no problems. Its an old dell, about 5 y/o but have had no problems before this. When I start it up, it can sometimes freeze out of nowhere on the desktop, and if I start it up, and go to shut it down, it will freeze on the shut down. It also ALWAYS freezes when I try to load itunes, but chrome is fine.

    I have done an error check on the hard drive in my computer and it said no errors. One thing I have noticed, is when I start the computer, in task manager, the Disk activity is always at 99/100% and when I load itunes, the CPU goes to 100% consistently. But I have all things on start up disabled apart from skydrive. Is this normal? Any ideas? Thanks

    Few bits of info on computer: Only running defender as antivirus
    4gb Ram

    Have tried to do a system refresh/restore but the computer freezes everytime while its in progress

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Open elevated command prompt and run: sfc /scannow to check if you have any corrupted system files.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Open elevated command prompt and run: sfc /scannow to check if you have any corrupted system files.
    Ok just did it, and it said Windows Resource protection did not find any integrity violation. Any other ideas man? Thanks!
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    When you run chkdsk. What option did you run with ?

    /f : fixes any error on the disk
    /r : records any bad block so Windows will not use it.

    In addition, You might want to run Memory Diagnostic using Memtest86+ : Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
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Dell Dekstop freezing now at same spot everytime
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