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by techie / June 27, 2005 8:03 AM PDT

hi all,
ok i have got a serious problem. i got a 80GB 7200 RPM Samsung harddrive just last week. The problem is that everytime I install XP (3 times and counting) within a day or 2 my computer continually sticks and freezes. It has a harddrive cooler attached to it. I have tried defragmenting the drive but that doesnt help.
Secondly i have some heat issues with my computer to point that i had to open the case and leave it open and put a fan to blow on it continually else it shuts off. What can i do about that?
And the third thing is that i notice my USB ports all four of them randomly stop working until i restart my computer. What do i do?
Thanks so much in advance for your help!!

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is your hard drive sata?
by AKonny47 / June 27, 2005 8:30 AM PDT
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if its sata, you will have to install drivers. you will have to format it. if your computer is running so hot that you have to leave the case open, make sure your heat sink is securely attached to ur cpu. apply new thermal compound if necessary.

your cpu might be causing it to not properly install also.

konny

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Solve the heat problem first.
by Ray Harinec / June 27, 2005 9:14 AM PDT
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We need to know a lot about your hardware configuration, CPU type, where the HSF came from, location of fans and the direction they move the air.

Now if this is a proprietary type computer such as Dell, HP, Compaq, Gateway, please provide a link to the vendors website to the exact model.

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it is
by techie / June 27, 2005 10:02 AM PDT

ok well i built up my computer. the heat problem is a new thing though cuz i got a new computer desk and now my computer is close to the ground and against the wall. could that be the cause?
My fans well - the power supply pulls air out, my cpu fans pulls air in and my hard drive fan pulls air in. thanks so much for the help so far.

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