freezing computer

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jssch

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I have Windows XP running and currently if i leave the computer idle for more than 3 - 4min it freezes. It will not let me ctrl-alt-delete or anything. mouse doesnt move, etc. I have to unplug the computer.


What should I look for causing this?
 

Cheeseball81

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Freezes can be caused by many things:
Memory
Video
Device Drivers
Bad Motherboard
Bad Devices
System Resources
Software

Have you been able to run a ScanDisk?
Defragged lately?

May have too many programs running in the background.
 
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There are several viruses that will do this also.
Boot into safe mode and run a good AV program.
Also check for ADware.
 
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