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Computer constantly freezing! Need Help!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jonworld, Dec 11, 2007.

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  1. jonworld

    jonworld Thread Starter

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    For a few weeks, my computer has been freezing a lot. I reinstalled drivers updated windows and software, tried everything, but is won't stop. No information related to the freezing is left in the event viewer, so I think it is a hardware problem.. My computer is less than 2 years old so a worn out hard drive is pretty much out of the question. The freezing usually, but not always occurs when the computer is working hard (serveral apps open at once, video editing, etc) and seems to occur more often when the computer has been on for a long time. The freezes usually happen every few minutes and it is driving me CRAZY! I want to pick up my computer and throw it at a brick wall because I can't get anything done! HELP! PLEASE! What is going on?! I think it could be a processor problem but I'm not good with hardware so I need help urgently! Thanks!
     
  2. zabusant

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    Sounds exactly what I was going through 6 months ago - it turned out to be a dying hard drive (and BTW it was less than a year old - and I take good care of my stuff:))

    Run check disk.
     
  3. hgibbs8129

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    i do abit of video editing. but ive alot of ram and a very fast processor. most video editing programs will take All system processing power. some programs you can limit the amount they use. like a download or bandwith limit.
     
  4. zabusant

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    Oh, BTW, do you mean freezing as in programs crash, or like it just stops and starts. Is your mouse pointer frozen as well?
     
  5. devil_himself

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    Click Start, click Run, type eventvwr.msc in the Open box, and then press Enter.
    Click the Application category.

    Look For Recent Errors > Double Click on them > Another Windows Will open > On the Right Side use the Double Notepad icon to copy the error paste them here
     
  6. Rich-M

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    Right 2 years really does not mean the drive is safe and it does sound like a dying hard drive. the other possibilities could be overheating video card (but you have onboard video so that isn't likely), or corrupted ram.
    You could download and run memtest86 but bear in mind you need to run 4 complete tests which takes about 3-4 hours.www.memtest86.com
     
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