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Microsoft Windows Not Responding

  1. #11

    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1

    Before I leave for the night, I searched up "Service Host Local System (network restricted)" and found one user suggest to stop the service Superfetch. What does this service do and should I disable it?

    Also, my command prompt command finished. It returned:
    "The restore operation completed successfully. The component store corruption was repaired. The operation completed successfully.

    EDIT: I finished the second command. It returned:
    Verification 100% complete. Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

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  2. #12

    open windows explorer, then right click on the drive and select properties. after you click on hardware, it shows who the manufacturer is.

    Service host can be a problem, I had to disable windows update to get my laptop back. I just turn it on when I think it need updating.

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  3. #13

    You likely have one or maybe two physical disks, the rest are partitions. Check Disk drive in Device manager for makes and model/s of HDDs.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1

    1. The only drive that showed up in Device Manager's Disk Drives was ST2000DM001-1CH164, made by "(Standard disk drives)". I couldn't find a website when I searched it up.

    2. Windows Update might be a problem, as I wrote in a previous post:
    Other than those, one thing I did before was disable automatic Windows Updates, but I later re-enabled it, and this was around the time the disk problem began. It's still enabled at the moment.
    Should I make them manual again?
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  5. #15

    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1

    UPDATE: I got another freeze, and this time the screen went gray. Because there was no visual indication whether the computer was frozen or not, I decided to turn it off and on again using the power button. Shortly after starting up and logging in, I got 2 small, concurrent (sort of) freezes.

    I decided to set Windows Update to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them". Should I set it to Check for Updates but let me choose whether to download and install them" or "Never Check for Updates" instead?

    EDIT: Something called "Box Background Host" or something similar to that name was one of the top users of disk, what is it and what is it for?
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  6. #16

    That's UserBenchmark: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB ST2000DM001 drive divided in few partitions than.
    Second choice for updates is what I use always so I can check each update, what it addresses and what side effects it may have.
    As for Box Background Host backgroundTaskHost.exe - Should I Block It? (Background Task Host) I don't know what Box part may be, you'll need exact wording and search Google for it.
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  7. #17

    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1

    Hey CountMike, sorry for the late response (I could've sworn I made a reply, it was only until I got another freeze that I came back to this thread).
    Apologies for asking this, but what do you mean by "Second choice for updates"? I can't find anything that I'm sure is related to what you're talking about. There's HDD UserBenchmark and Hard Drive User Rankings, are any of those what you mean? I also found a comment with the website, should I go there?
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  8. #18

    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1

    I might try to perform a clean boot if anyone here recommends it.
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  9. #19

    I was referring to your "Check for Updates but let me choose whether to download and install them", that's what I do.
    This link: UserBenchmark: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB ST2000DM001 was to confirm if that's the drive you have.
    UserBenchmark: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB ST2000DM001 explains about Background Host.
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  10. #20

    Posts : 63
    Windows 8.1

    Ok, thanks. I've set my Windows Update to the option you recommended. I'm not sure where to check if that's the correct drive that I have, but I did find some info on its store page:

    Optical drive

    • SuperMulti DVD burner

    External drive bays

    • One 5.25" occupied

    Internal drive bays

    • One 3.5" occupied
      One 2.5" available

    Hard drive description

    • 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA
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