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Constant XP Lockups and Freezes after XP Reinstall

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by goobergo, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. goobergo

    goobergo Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone,

    My wife was using this computer before me and started to get frequent BSOD's and we were unable to pinpoint the problem so she got a new laptop. I took over this one and am now trying to repair. I have done a completely clean reinstall of XP and yet I am still having issues. Immediately following reinstall cpu began locking up and freezing. It does not BSOD but simply locks up or freezes under normal use and circumstances. I can only get it to even startup(get past the xp boot screen) 25% of the time as it locks up there as well. Often the lock up is accompanied by a generic windows *beep* sound that occasionally sticks until I forcefully shut the cpu down. I am guessing that I am possibly having driver issues but have no clue where to begin. Also, clock can't seem to keep the right time regardless of how often I connect to internet to update. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. Lone Stranger

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    How old is the computer? Just a wild guess here but perhaps some hardware is dying. A previous computer of mine did the same thing and it was beginning to die of old age.
     
  3. goobergo

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    PC was purchased in 2006
     
  4. lawson_jl

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    You have a hardware problem. Start with the hard drive and memory.
     
  5. goobergo

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    fair enough, any suggestions on how to test these or are you speaking of simply replacing them?
     
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