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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by J K O'Leary, Feb 14, 2007.

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  1. J K O'Leary

    J K O'Leary Thread Starter

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    I run Windows XP - Just recently I am having problems with the PC ceasing up with the cursor not moving. The only way I know of restarting the PC is to hold down the on/off button.
    The problem then continues on starting up, - The PC starts up to show the Window picture and goes no further or goes into a blank screen. I disconnect the PC from the power for a few hours and this sometimes works in the PC starting up normally. Grateful to hear if any other person has experienced this.
     
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    Welcome,

    When this first happens has the PC been on awhile.....then you shutdown and try it again and it get stuck on startup.


    If you shutdown and leave it awhile and then turn it on does it start OK?
     
  3. J K O'Leary

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    The ceasing up happens when it has been on over 4 hours. Having shut the PC off for a short or long time very occassional it will start normally, I often have to switch it off 2 or 3 times for it to start normally
     
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    Could be heat related and maybe power supply.

    Cleanout the PC of dust


    Makesure all fans are working (including the powersupply fan)
     
  5. J K O'Leary

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    I'll ceck this out and let you know, many thanks
     
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    Having done as you suggested - it hasn't worked.
     
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    Understood...

    Take the side off the tower and run it and see if it runs better....

    If you have a household fan direct it into the open side and see if this has any effect.
     
  8. J K O'Leary

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    Bonk
    Done as you suggested but PC still ceased up!! The inside of the computer is cleaner and it started up normally. I left it unattended for about 2 hours and found it has ceased.
     
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    What maemory amount do you have in the PC?

    Press Windows Logo key + Pause Break key and at the bottom is the Ram.

    Try thi free utility to see how warm your CPU is SpeedFan
     
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    The PC is an Advent T9103, Pentium 4 1 GB Ram

    I could not find the utility to dee how warm the CPU is
     
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    Sorry link was broken it is fixed now.

    Try thi free utility to see how warm your CPU is SpeedFan
     
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    I failed to find the link to the free utility?
     
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    Link works.
     
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