PC hangs after changing new hard drive and upgrading to Windows 7

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I recently upgraded my Vista to Windows 7 and installed a new western digital hard drive. The guy at the shop transferred all my files into the new hard drive and also installed the new Windows. Everything was working fine there but when I reached home, my computer started hanging up after sometime. I checked the hard disk for any weird sounds but there were none. Can someone tell me; is there a problem with the Windows 7? Or is it a problem with my new hard disk? So I can change the damn thing and not risk losing my files.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #106505

PC hangs after changing new hard drive and upgrading to Windows 7

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Hi Catherine,

Hang up is a common problem of every PC. I have given some solution that you can get rid off from hang up problem.

Solution 1: Sometimes it comes from hard drive issue.

  • You have to click windows Diagnostics option.
  • Then click on the HDD diagnostic option.
  • You can see your HDD health status.
  • If the hard disk condition is bad then you have to back up your all hard disk data and format the hard disk.

Solution 2: If your computer remains hanged up condition then you have to do below option.

  • Press Ctrl+alt+ delete and windows task manager will appear.
  • You have to click the entire program from task manager and click on the end task. Your all running program will end immediately.
  • If you use Internet regularly then you have to clean your history at least every week.
  • Go to tools menu and then click on the Internet option and then delete files.
  • You have to delete all cookies at least every week.
  • Go to tools menu and then click on the internet option and click on the delete cookies.
  • You can delete all unnecessary programs that you do not  use.
  • Go to start menu and then click on the control panel option.
  • Then click on the Add or remove programs.
  • Then you have to delete all unnecessary programs from the list.
  • You have to run defragmentation option at least every week.
  • Go to My computer by double clicking.
  • Right click on your drive which you want to defragment.
  • Go to tools option from the menu and select Defragment Now. It will take several minutes. I hope your problem will be solved.

Solution 3:  You have to run ATF cleaner software.

  • Go to ATF cleaner by double clicking and Run the program.
  • You have to select all programs  from the bottom of the list.
  • Then click on the Empty selected option.
  • Then click on the Exit and return the man menu.

Solution 4:  You have to turn off system restore option.

  • Go to my computer by right clicking.
  • Then click on the properties option.
  • Go to the system restore tab.
  • Click on the turn off system restore option.
  • Then you have to click apply and then ok.

Solution 5: You can run check disk option.

  • Go to my computer by double clicking
  • Right click on your hard drive which you want to scan and go to properties.
  • Then click on the tools option from the menu and   click on the check now option. It will check for errors.

Solution 6: If you can not resolve this problem then follow the below,

  • Update your BIOS and other device driver and install them.
  • Clean your HDD driver by disk clean up option.
  • Use  Microsoft fix it tools.
  • Use a strong Antivirus or firewall with license key and apply full scan.
  • Or change your operating system.
Answered By 0 points N/A #106507

PC hangs after changing new hard drive and upgrading to Windows 7

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Hi Catherine,

I have a laptop with Windows Vista licensed version. Whenever I want to replace it, with other operating systems like Windows XP or Windows 7, it causes the same problem. This is due to the company’s internal configuration provided. So it may happen that you configure some of the applications properly but some of them have compatibility issues. So for solving this problem, you have to completely format your Windows Vista including your partition disk and then install a fresh copy of Windows 7. Hope it works as I do the same thing.

Jason

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Answered By 0 points N/A #106508

PC hangs after changing new hard drive and upgrading to Windows 7

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Hi,

There are so many options to fix this kind of problem. Just follow the fist post of Tom Ridle and the second post of Jason19 but all that options will not work. Check your video card because sometimes the cause of computer hang-ups is the video card problem.  If you have an extra video card, replace the old video card and insert the new video card into the PCI slot. Thank you, hope its helps.

Regards,

logictor

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