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3 years ago#1
Plus, Windows sometimes gets into the loop of trying to start, fail before I get to the logo, starting again... I am able to start in Safe Mode though.


Is the Predator haunting my PC?
Seriously now, what should I be looking at?
Or is it that bloody Windows 7 update everyone was complaining about
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Marvin
3 years ago#2
Probably a hard drive failing..
3 years ago#3
Grab a hard drive diagnostic that'll show you SMART status. Most manufacturer websites have them in the support section
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3 years ago#4
Yeah, I do have one of those. Not that I'm savy enough to understand it though.
My C: drive does have some warnings on "Reallocated Sectors Count" and "Reallocated Event Counts", the former displaying a "Critical" flag.
The D: drive seems okay so far, though I did notice a spike in "Raw Read Error Rate" from 41 to 48 in the last few days.
The software(HD Sentinel) does rank my health and performance for the two as "A-OK" though.

Also, I may not be the smartest chump on the stuff, but I have the impression the sound was coming from the back of the case, closer to the motherboard/CPU
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Marvin
3 years ago#5
Wait no. Better one.

The hard-drive has a pain in all the diodes on its left side.

Yeah, only reason I made that "joke" was because of your sig :X
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3 years ago#6
I'd be doing a backup of anything you find valuable on the C drive if it's showing a critical warning. Good time to look at any warranty status you may have too.
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3 years ago#7
My PC was doing that when I first built it. The CPU fan's power wire was barely touching the heatsink fan blades. I never had a problem with booting aside from forgetting to run power to my SSD though so I doubt it's the same problem.
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3 years ago#8
Another probably-not-related thing, but a bad install of my graphics card drivers gave me the partial boot then complete restart thing (along with a click, which is what I assumed to be everything being shut off at once for a hard restart) that you're getting. I had to do a system restore and do an uninstall-reinstall of the driver to get it working right.

Though as others mentioned, even if by some slim chance you do have the same problem I did, critical warnings on your hard drive are never good.
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3 years ago#9
My PC clicks (relay?) every time I turn on the PC. I think its the soundcard because when I plug in my headphones I can hear the same click.
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3 years ago#10
Yeah, I had these critical warnings on my harddrive for a while. They worried me at first, but it really didn't amount to anything, though I'm always wary. Hard Drive Sentinel monitors my disk health/performance, so I'm not worried there.

That being said, installing some 88 updates Windows was asking for SEEMS to have solved the problem. Considering System Restoration showed my PC as having installed a "Critical" Windows Update back in Thursday, and the problem started Friday...

I'm going to bet this was a software issue. Thankfully.
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