Computer Freezes shortly after boot

December 4, 2008 at 11:37:06
Specs: Vista 32-bit, HP Pavilion dv6700 Intel

Hey Ive been trying to find someone with the same problem as me but Ive after some time Ive decided to post. It started a couple days ago and Ive never had a problem like this before. It seems like The busy light for the hard disk is nearly always on and after a couple minutes from seeing the desktop load My computer freezes with the busy light on. If I have a program running like Firefox it will just stop responding along with any other programs. I mouse does not freeze in this time but the keyboard will not respond. I have tried running health utility programs, chkdsk /r from the safe mode command prompt but that doesnt help. I have tried rebooting and a memory test and that was ok. Something that did trouble me was the fact that when I tried to run a hard disk test my computer ran it for 1 minute then said replace hard disk. I hope its not that severe but thats why I'm posting. Please any suggestions would help. Thanks

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December 4, 2008 at 13:21:33

Hmm.. Sounds wierd. If it was a battery issue, then it would be more random then that.
Anyway, try to run only on battery and with full power. Then see if cable does any difference.

Also, if you do have any warrenty, it would be great.


Thor Byrgesen: The one,
oh the one computers and all electronics just hate.

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December 4, 2008 at 18:28:38

I've got the exact same model, the exact same
problem. Started 3 days ago. Hard disk light
always on but no visible process using it. Everything freezes except mouse. There is no other way but to re-start with the power button.
Tried a lot of stuff, like disabling Windows
Indexer etc...
If I find the problem I'll let you
know...could you please do the same?


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December 4, 2008 at 18:43:53

I will its really bothering

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December 4, 2008 at 18:47:51

I've found this, for this model:

The description is matching. But I was also
not running Sidebar anymore...but I'll give
it a try.

I'm still thinking that could be a virus...

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December 4, 2008 at 19:23:47 least the hard drive stopped with the
nonsense activity after 2 actions:
- The stuff that is described in the HP link
(but I'm not using sidebar anyway and I don't
think it did any difference)
- Execute on the console line (as
Administrator) the following command to reset
the winsock I don't know what:
netsh winsock reset

At least the hard-drive is quiet and not
frying anymore (at least not at the moment).

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December 4, 2008 at 19:26:56

...and re-start afterwards

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December 4, 2008 at 20:25:23

Do you mind copying the text for the link because I cant see the page when I click the link.. Thanks

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December 5, 2008 at 07:49:54

But I don't believe is that. I didn't had the
sidebar running at all before. It's the
Winsock that needs a purge. I also found this
started after the HP update installed new
updates, including itself which I think is
causing the winsock issue.

My computer is OK since yesterdays' operation
and has been running all day.

Hope that helps.


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December 6, 2008 at 10:03:11

so basically all you are telling me to do is the winsock reset thing?

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