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Computer Keeps Freezing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DarkMan_X, Apr 15, 2004.

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  1. DarkMan_X

    DarkMan_X Thread Starter

    Aug 9, 2000
    Alright, lately my computer has been freezing up. I can't think of anything too drastic that would have caused this. I did have a problem with a hijacking, and I did have to do a system restore last month and had to recover my files. I first noticed it while playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. It would let me play for 15 - 30 minutes and would freeze making a high pitched squeal come out of my speakers. In the past few days I've tried to use WinRAR to compress a file only to have my comp freeze at 10%. And tonight I tried converting an AVI to an MPEG and no matter what program I use, Windows seems to completely lock up. Specifically, I'll first lose control of my mouse and then my keyboard stops responding. I just reloaded Windows at the beginning of the year, so I'd like to not resort to that. Any suggestions on what I should do?
  2. Narcon


    Dec 28, 2003
    It could be a few things causing your problem...Is your hard drive full or are there a few gigs free? Are alot of your games/ software cracked? Ram? I would also ctrl-alt-del when you notice this starting to happen and check to see if anything under CPU has a value greater than 90.
  3. WinXP2004


    Apr 12, 2004
    Hi DarkMan_X,

    Do these in order below:

    During a boot, tap the F8 key or go to Start/Run/Msconfig/Boot.ini and check off /SafeBoot/Apply, reboot.

    Scan - Disk

    Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Scan Disk/Thorough

    Defragmentation - Disk

    Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Defragmenter

    Scan - Disk

    Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Scan Disk/Standard
  4. rude


    Mar 8, 2004
    Just a thought,but have you thought about disabling startup items that you don't need to start on bootup.Having too much stuff in there can slow your system down dramatically.The only things I allow to start on bootup on my machine are my anti virus and firewall.

    Also go here:http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
    and check out the service configurations,there are a lot of services that you can disable to help your system run better and faster
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