Sane Posted March 14, 2004 Share Posted March 14, 2004 I got a new 120GB hard drive 2 days ago for some extra storage. I really suck at everything to do with the insides of a PC so I had the store put it in for me. I run windows 98 se so I used fdisk to make a new partition and to format the drive. During the format my power supply was starting to smell and it got half burned but it still worked. Power supply was replaced and everything seemed ok again. However now my PC keeps freezing up after a few minutes. It freezes up almost instantly when I try to access 'my computer'. Atleast windows does, when it freezes the mouse cursor can still be moved and cd and dvd drives can still be openend and closed but that's it. I thought it may had to do with the new drive so i removed the partition, made a new one and formatted it again but it didn't help. I need to know what could cause the freezing. Could it be the new drive, perhaps not correctly installed? Or maybe my processor is near dead? I want to know some opinions so I don't get ripped off when I take it to the store to get it fixed. My PC is a 1ghz celeron with MSI motherboard running windows 98 se. Also, I noticed during fdisk that the drive was only recognized as 50GB, but in windows it shows the correct size, this has to do with the bios as I understand it, but I don't think this could cause the freezing right? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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