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Computer Crashes!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by brynneth, Jul 5, 2006.

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  1. brynneth

    brynneth Thread Starter

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    I hope somebody can help me! I have been dealing with this problem for at least the past few weeks and I am getting very, very frustrated with it.

    My computer turns off by itself randomly. Sometimes it happens when it has been idle for a while (and it is not set to do that), but mostly it turns off during high performance activities, such as webcamming and doing a virus scan. The scan never completes, and when webcamming, it doesn't last very long at all... 5 minutes usually.

    I have no idea what the problem is and I am desperate to fix it because I use my computer daily for work!

    Your help is greatly appreciated - thank you!

    Brynneth
     
  2. happyrck

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    could be a heat issue but lets do this...

    first go to START...RUN...type in...MSCONFIG....click on the startup

    tab...uncheck everything except your firewall and anti

    virus....reboot....you haven't removed the programs or anything they just

    wont launch until you need them...

    then do this..
    Disable the Automatic Search for Network Printers and Folders
    To disable the automatic search for network printers and folders:
    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and

    click Folder Options to open the Folder Options dialog box.
    2. Click the View tab.
    3. In the Advanced Settings list, click to clear the Automatically

    Search for Network Folders and Printers check box.
    4. Click OK.

    then do this...

    the next thing we are going to do is turn off indexing ....its a resource

    hog and if you aren't searching for things on your computer 10 times a day

    it will only slow down your system....
    click on start...my computer...right click on C: drive....properties...on

    the general tab..uncheck ...allow indexing on this drive....if you do not

    have the box on your system...
    then START...RUN...type in SERVICES.MSC...then OK...scroll down until you

    find INDEXING SERVICE...click on it and in the general tab set it to

    DISABLED...then exit to the desktop...

    next lets clear out all the unnecessary files...get ccleaner here and run

    it....

    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    run ccleaner twice

    next get diskeeper lite

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1207

    defragging does not hurt your computer...you do not have to defrag in safe

    mode with diskeeper lite and its 10 times as fast than the defragger that

    comes with windows
    launch it and run it...if you haven't defragged recently it can take up to

    a hour..or as little as 15 minutes...
    after doing all that you should have a much faster computer...play awhile

    then let us know how its going
     
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