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Computer Constantly Freezing, I've been everywhere

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mohawk92, Nov 21, 2008.

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  1. Mohawk92

    Mohawk92 Thread Starter

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    OK, well, to start with, thank you to everyone who tries to help me out with my issue, means a lot!

    OK, so the issue is, my computer (recently) has decided to be a prick and at random times after start up (could be before i log in, could be in 4-5 hours) it will freeze up, nothing on the screen will load, all sounds will stop, and mouse wont respond, the only way to un-freeze it is to manually reboot the computer, it happened after i put a new graphics card in it, (nVIDIA GeForce 5500) i successfully installed the drivers and the card, and had fun with my semi-improved graphics, then came the freezing, i tried everything, even removing the card, removing everything about nVIDIA that was added, and system restoring to a factory reset. still freezing, any help once again is GREATLY appreciated, right now the card is OUT of the computer.

    Specs:
    Compaq Prescario SR1426NX
    Intel 4 Pros.
    3 GB RAM

    If you would like any other info, ask and i will be more then happy to get it for you

    THANKS again!
    ~Mohawk
     
  2. Brian R

    Brian R

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    Clear dust from your power supply and motherboard.
    Run a FREE : virus scan at trend micro.
    Cycle your ram banks to see if one of the newer or older memory sticks might be causing the problem.
    A single stick of memory might be the issue. Use one stick at a time then test the game.
     
  3. Mohawk92

    Mohawk92 Thread Starter

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    I've already tried those, but to make sure, i did them all again, still freezing.
     
  4. Brian R

    Brian R

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    Update your bios then disable your power save features.
     
  5. johnebadbak

    johnebadbak

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    check device manager for a Irq conflict with graphics card.and that it shows installed and working ok.
    also check windows task manager check "performance " tab check cpu and ram usage
    also "Processes" and which program is hoging resources.
     
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