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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Subzero1, Jul 3, 2007.

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  1. Subzero1

    Subzero1 Thread Starter

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    For the past three weeks or so, my computer has started to crash quite frequently, already today its probably crashed about 7 times...

    I dont know whats causing the problem or how to fix it.

    Im using windows XP, SP2.

    It seems that it only crashes when im playing a game of some sort, ill be plaiyng the game, with windows messenger, firefox, maybe skype.

    When it restarts and loads up, i have to wait 2/3 minuites for a error to pop up, before i can do anything.

    This is what it looks like: [​IMG]
     
  2. bonk

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    How much memory (Ram) is installed?

    How much memory does the PC have?

    To see press Windows Logo key + Pause Break key together
    At the bottom of the new screen you will see amount of Ram.

    Have you cleaned it out of dust lately.

    Does it run hot?

    Try this free utility to see how warm your CPU is SpeedFan
     
  3. Subzero1

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    1.00GB of RAM

    it has 80Gig hardrive if thats what you mean by the amount of memory the PC has

    70 gig left.

    [​IMG]

    And clean out of dust, you mean open up the computer and just clean it out?
     
  4. bonk

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    Yes check the fans to see it they are coated in dust and also check the heatsink on top of the CPU (Processor) as it can get clogged with dust.

    Some of your temperatures`are too high....(the ones with the flame beside them).

    Also check that all the fans are running.
     
  5. Subzero1

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    The only way to cool them down is by cleaning the fans?
     
  6. bonk

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    How old is the PC and has it been cleaned out of dust before??
     
  7. Subzero1

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    About a year and a half, never been dusted
     
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    it indicates that application stumbled for whatever reason and Windows used the registry to restart the program. ... Does it happens for a particular application ... u running .. or all the time
     
  9. bonk

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    You can get a can of compressed air from your PC store and blow the dust out ......especially your HeatSink on top of your CPU (Processor)

    It could be that also a fan isn't working (Spinning)
     
  10. Subzero1

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    Okay, thanks for everything


    and Devil, it seems to only do it with one application
     
  11. bonk

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    What is the application??
     
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  13. Subzero1

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    world of warcraft,
    but like i said, i have other applications open at the same time, if i run them they're fine, but it when i start playing WoW and using them that it restarts

    Thanks devil again.
     
  14. hrPUFFnSTUFF

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    tsk, tsk running bots, shame on you! not that I care about that but if you realy are I would stop cos it sounds like its corrupting your system. I f you are not and are running lagit software in the background it sounds like a fan on your system may have perrished or the heat sinks have clogged you would need to either replace the dead fan and/or put the case in the care and cruise down to your local gas/petrol station and give it a good blast with tyre air thingy, but make sure the fans are all working first and when you blast out all the dust and dead human skin/animal hair et'c make sure none of the fans can spin.
     
  15. Subzero1

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    Nah not botting lol, thanks for the help though
     
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