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After a re-install my pc is crashing, the hdd light becomes

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Hi, after a re-install my pc is crashing, the hdd light becomes constant and the pc freezes. I have done most things I can think of, virus, check disk errors, memory errors.The pc was working fine (although set up wrong) before. I have a small ssd hd with windows on and a larger hd for programs etc. A long time ago I re-installed but could not get windows onto the ssd, so I just had it on the larger drive.I just did the re-install and managed to get windows 7 home premium back onto the sdd. I formatted both drives before useing but I did notheing with partitioning.Could partitioning be a problem and can you help me with this please?

Hi there and welcome

Can you tell me the total available size of C drive on the computer?

Please let me know

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hi, 119GB

ok, Partitioning is not the issue.

How did you do the disk error check?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
with the windows tool, it re-started and checked and seemed to say all was fine

ok, it looks like then it was a bad install.

I would advise if you just installed it to do a reinstall again, the size of C is ok, especially for just running window in a hybrid setup you have, but rather then start looking at disabling service ect which may bring some perfomance gains, considering it is a new install, you are best to do the reinstall again in the event there were some issues with the initial installation.

Do the reinstall of windows and let me know how it then performs please.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
would you recommend going to windows 10, I can re-install but it took hours, and I have been thinking about getting windows 10 anyway

yes very much, windows Vista and 8 (8.1) were all failures, 7 was good but windows 10 is the best yet.

If you want you can first try upgrading to ten with this file first (for free)

And check if this improves it, if not then do a clean install with windows 10.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
ok thanks, ***** ***** get back to you

Thank you

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hi Again, I have installed windows 10, it actually crashed just before the end of installing (actual crash not a install restart), but re-started and finished. I have not had a crash since.If it does start crashing again then I guess the thing to do is start isolating programs and hardware to see where the problem is.You answered my origonal question was about the partitioning. And it looks like you are right and it was a bad install.Thanks very much

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