Jump to content

Random freezes that last 5-10s that sometimes make a horrible noise


Recommended Posts

I was having issues earlier with CPU showing 100% usage but that was fixed by restoring my power settings to default. It still seems like CPU usage is a tad high but it's not showing 100 anymore so that's good. I'm not entirely sure the frequency these freezes occur, but if I had to guess, I'd say probably once every few hours (more frequently if I'm running more programs.)




Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

Hello @lasoaj and :welcome:

Please download the attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST or FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

Run FRST or FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If the tool needs a restart please make sure you let the system restart normally and let the tool complete its run after restart.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please attach or post it to your next reply.

Note: If the tool warned you about an outdated version please download and run the updated version.


Thanks, Ron


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

Please check and enable your System Restore and create a new System Restore Point




Error: (0) Failed to create a restore point.



Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type powershell.exe, and press Enter.

In PowerShell, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter

get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file Desktop\CHKDSKResults.txt

CHKDSKResults.txt file will be created on your desktop, that is the log file of your chkdsk scan results from Event Viewer.

Please upload that file on your next reply



Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

Oh wow... have not seen that type of issue on a hard drive in quite a while. You really need to find out what's wrong. You either have a bad connection, bad hard drive, bad memory, or something like that. It's possible to be something else but is almost certainly due to some type of hardware issue.

Please make sure you back up your data now, before you lose it. If it is the hard drive it could go out completely without any warning.

Then run a Hard Drive diagnostics test to see what it finds. If you look in your Device Manager under Disk Drives it should show the model and possibly the manufacturer. Then if possible get the test software from the manufacturer.


If the hard drive short and long test all come back good, then run a memory test on your RAM




Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

No problem. We'll be here


Here are some links for Hard Drive diagnostic software

Western Digital:  

Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software
Acronis True Image WD Edition can clone drives, backup the operating system, applications, settings and all of your data, while also securely wiping any confidential data you no longer need. Acronis True Image WD Edition provides you with all the essential tools you need to recover your computer system should a disaster occur, such as losing data, accidentally deleting critical files or folders, or a complete hard disk crash. If failures occur that block access to information or affect system operation, you will be able to restore the system and the lost data easily.


The HGST brand is part of the Western Digital family of brands.


HGST Windows Drive Fitness Test (WinDFT)
https://www.hgst.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/WinDFT Install and User Guide.pdf



SeaTools for Windows



Samsung HUTIL v2.10 Review

14 Free Hard Drive Testing Programs


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

Very strange. Almost always a hardware issue when seeing those type of disk failures.

I would pick a time when you can be without the computer for like 24 hours and run the full disk check again. As it is you can't trust your data integrity or how programs read/write. I would still recommend backing up all your important personal data to an external drive.. Then run the full disk check again and let it complete on it's own without a forced restart.


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

It's trying to find links and resources to many of the files written to the disk. The FAT (File Address Table) does not have valid records of those files so it's cross checking the backup FAT and if found then corrects it or marks it as invalid. As it is the computer cannot be trusted to accurately save data until this issue is resolved.


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

Well, I'd say you have to force reboot it. But, that doesn't mean the computer is working well. With an unresolved disk check routine your data integrity is still very much in question.

If at all possible, even if you used a temporary install, trial of Windows I'd try to put another drive in and install Windows, or possibly even LInux and see if these errors happen on the new drive or not.


Link to post
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
Back to top
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.