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Hardware or os problem

Hi! I came to this site looking for help. So i got 2 problems first is my hard drive is making weird sound something like scratching i dont really know how to say it. The second problem is that my computer sometimes freezes and the screen turns black but it doesnt crash completely (today my windows crashed after this happened for the first time). Ok so the problem could be that hardrive is coming to his end but maybe this is not the hard drive problem? Because Hard Disk Sentinel program said that my HDD is perfectly fine. Maybe reinstalling windows would help? What do you think?

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One more thing

The freeze usualy happens in games and sometimes textures are buggin

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So little is told about this PC.

As to the HDD, just last month a Seagate HDD passed all maker tests yet the troubles went away after we cloned the drive onto another drive (not a Seagate) and put in the other drive. Odd and disturbing trend.

The graphics issue sounds like a failing GPU or other issue but your post is missing detail.

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My HDD is 465GB Seagate ST3500830AS ATA Device (SATA) GPU Nvidia Geforce 610 GT while playing game like League Of Legends it doesnt go up 40 celsius the temps are good i hope my gpu isnt failing.. :/ If there only was a way to find out what is the real issue. HDD while doing nothing is 40 celsius is that high?

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For me that's 2 strikes.

Well you have a Seagate and then you have the 610. I do not expect this to end well. I would clone the drive before you have further trouble (you should be doing that already) and then you need a better GPU. I'd suggest something but here we are and no real PC details. Just a little bit about the PC and both were not good news.

Sure, try the factory restore.

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Here is my full info of my pc from speccy i dont think its needed :/
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Pentium E2180 @ 2.00GHz 26 °C
Conroe 65nm Technology
RAM
3.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-4-4-14)
Motherboard
Packard Bell BV MCP73VT-PM (CPU 1) 30 °C
Graphics
SyncMaster (1600x1200@60Hz)
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 26 °C
Storage
465GB Seagate ST3500830AS ATA Device (SATA) 27 °C

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do you want to believe...

...the software or your ears?! I had a hard drive I'd bought "refurbished" and so was keeping an eye on SMART data from it, till I discovered it never changed, (and should have) someone had deliberately botched it. Shortly after it failed. Never bought another from that source.

Backup your data now or cry over it later, maybe sooner than later.

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I'd start with replacing the HDD. That should help against the sounds, and maybe against more.
Then come back if issues not fuily solved.

Kees

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