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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by sweetcheekies, Nov 28, 2001.

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  1. sweetcheekies

    sweetcheekies Thread Starter

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    Okay you all have heard this one tons of times i am sure.. I have even posted about it.
    I am still freezing. I have done the msconfig thing.. only needed things are in there.. I have cleared cache. I have IE6 and windows 98 second edition. Uhmm what else have I tried.. well just about everything.. I cant run scan disk every time I try to it freezes.. and not at the same spot .. it will sometimes get right near the end of it then freeze.. sometimes right near the front.. I have done the Norton thing. I have done the disk defrag thing.

    any help would be appreciated.. this is getting frustrated.. oh and i have deleted a bunch of files .. and have deleted any new programs etc that I have added since this freezing started to no avail. HELP!!!!!!!!!

    sweet
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Have you tried to run scandisk in safe mode? Also what about updating drivers for video card, sound card, modem, etc older drivers may not be compatible if you have added hardware or software. If you are running an AMD chip you may have a heat issue. To tell if overheating is a problem, remove the side cover from the computer and use a small desk fan to blow air inside. If the freezing stops you have found the problem. Have you added anything like more RAM or new hardware?
    Just some things to try, lock-ups can take a while to sort out.
     
  3. sweetcheekies

    sweetcheekies Thread Starter

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    nope havent tried to run scan disk in safe mode... duh on my part lol will try and let u know how that works.

    also this is a newer puter.. about a year old nothing added.. and puter has been working great after the initial bugs were worked out.

    sweet
     
  4. crjdriver

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    If nothing has been added or new software installed, I would take off the side cover and make sure all of the fans are working. I am leaving for four days so I will be out of touch. Post back and someone will help you.
     
  5. sweetcheekies

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    okay here is the prob with running scan disk in safe mode.. to preform the standard test not a prob.. did so and didnt find anything.. but when trying to run scan disk in safe mode and try to do a thorough test... it keeps restarting when it gets to the point of scanning files.. such and such of 1,174,whatever.. and it will go so far then restart... next time it may go further or not as far then restart.. now what? anyone?

    sweet
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  6. ETS

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    Try running scandisk from MSDOS MODE.
     
  7. sweetcheekies

    sweetcheekies Thread Starter

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    and how do i run scan disk from dos mode?
     
  8. ETS

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    There are several ways to do this.
    The best in your situation is to boot with a Win98 startup disk and run scandisk from there. (once you reach the A prompt, type in SCANDISK and then press ENTER). The advantage here is that it will pretty much rule out any software interference.
    If you don't have a boot disk, then press and hold down the CTRL key while the system is starting up. That will take you to the startup menu. From there, select COMMAND PROMPT ONLY.
    Again, when you reach the C prompt type in SCANDISK and press enter.
    Finally, you can do it from within windows by clicking on START-SHUTDOWN-RESTART IN MSDOS MODE. Then proceed as above.
    If thourough scandisk still won't complete then suspect a hardware problem, such as overheating, as crjdriver suggested.
     
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