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I suppose I can disconnect the cd rom to reduce the power load but I don't know what else to unplug that would help. Other than new memory, almost all other hardware problems will have to involve the manufacturer or MAJOR new parts (e.g. Help answer questions Learn more 173 The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. have a peek here

The freezes don't occur at a specific time either, sometimes it will occur 5 minutes after turning on the computer, and sometimes it will happen after 2 hours of activity on I also ran dxdiag and direct x is working fine (v 9.0c)4 driver updates: I updated drivers for my LAN and audio in case old drivers were causing a conflict, but No problems now. I would then have to force shutdown the computer because I wouldn't be able to click on anything or use any functions. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/473108/random-computer-freezing/

Pc Freezes Randomly Windows Xp

I don't think I have any CDs to burn .iso on.Your hard drive is a Western Digital (WDC WD3200JS-60PDB0). Good luck. then repair my KIS2010 and set update to manual.

Before I go on to what I have tried, here are my specs:CPU Intel pentium 4 3.0 GHx 800FBUS HT 1MB PRESCOTTMBD Jetway PM9MS (VIAPM800, 2DDR, AGP 8x, SATA, 478)CAS Raidmax The original poster may have discovered the heatsink/fan issue too late and now may have to replace a few parts.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - And you read Regards,Brooks Back to top #11 ZapZap ZapZap Topic Starter Members 17 posts OFFLINE Local time:09:30 PM Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:51 PM Thank you, I will get the Please try again later.

Dale Powell 153,343 views 7:16 Window XP Freeze - Tips to Resolve Windows XP From Freezing - Duration: 5:09. Windows Xp Keeps Freezing Multiple programs running off screen can take up a significant portion of your computer's operating memory and thus slow it down. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - something new by fradleybox / January 4, 2006 3:13 AM PST In reply to: Update - no luck This is the text (and http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-performance/desktop-freezing-frequently-using-windows-xp/b4bfa0d1-efee-45df-8151-4755b6572e31 I also don't have any clue whether bad memory or a memory compatibility problem could cause the video card related error message I received.

Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Also a little tip check the caps on motherboard if the look like they are leaking or bulging their about to blow sounds like small firecracker. The end result was either a dead fan or the circuit going to it. I have found bad AGP ports on client workstations including a Dell that was only installed for 1.5 years.

Windows Xp Keeps Freezing

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - ADHD software! The fan on it IS clogged with dust, so here's question one - can an overheating video card cause this error? Pc Freezes Randomly Windows Xp Generated Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:32:42 GMT by s_fl369 (squid/3.5.20) Login _ Social Sharing Find TechSpot on... Windows Xp Freezes After A Few Minutes I killed the process and restarted it, for my problem this corrected the issue.

Removing it did not improve the problem.2 Spyware Scan - Spyware Doctor and McAffee spyware killer found and removed tons of stuff and it improved overall performance, but did not solve I had used updated drivers etc. I have one running as ftp server that is over 10 years old. chances are its a mobo issue... Chkdsk

Helpful +0 Report donkeke7 Apr 20, 2010 06:45AM what can I do please when I booting up my can The screen write error Helpful +0 Report nj Apr 24, 2010 03:10PM It could be heat-related. and so I had to do the Safe mode thing two more times. http://meditationpc.com/windows-xp/freeze-windows-xp.php by R.

And it freezes and no matter how long you wait it out it never goes away I need to fix this so badly): Report tomvriddle- Jun 20, 2010 02:51AM I have Misty Franklin 89,363 views 9:05 Loading more suggestions... Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - could be an overheating problem by scottl / November 21, 2008 10:41 AM PST In reply to: Windows XP system just randomly freezes,

Vista requires at leaast 2Gbytes of RAM memory.

I reinstalled XP using a new bigger hard drive and still it froze. Status 79. Check out Reinstall-Windows-7 or Reinstall-Windows-XP for more details on the reinstallation process. 3 Downgrade to a lower operating system. Helpful +4 Report Zimmy May 1, 2009 02:09AM like others, mine will load up, I log in...once I click anything it freezes..i have finals next week where I have two presentations

The freeze is the same every time: complete hard-lock, mouse won't move, keyboard won't respond, and the system time freezes. The only change to new software has been that I've got a new Wireless Internet connection now. Proprietary software and hardware has it's pros and cons. I was only able to get about 8 hours in though because the computer was needed.

However, I don't really understand this part. Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion Working... See how they are at startup and after playing game for 10 minutes.

Watch Queue Queue __count__/__total__ Find out whyClose Windows XP Freezing - Fix XP Freezes Easily FixComputerProblems SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe117117 Loading... Do I now turn to BIOS settings? Using the Processes tab on Task Manager gives you a simplified view of whats running, by using Process Explorer you get a much more detailed view. Also, I'm thinking of just fixing the problem by reformatting..

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