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Windows 98 freezes completely

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Slogoer, Dec 15, 2001.

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  1. Slogoer

    Slogoer Thread Starter

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    After my computer has been on for a while (2 or more hours), it will often freeze up. It doesn't matter what program is running: games, internet, excel, etc. Everything just freezes. If I use ctrl+alt+del that doesn't work either. Absolutely nothing happens. No mouse pointer, no keyboard function, nothing.

    I have to turn off the power and start again. Doing so gives me another 2-3 hours before the problem recurs, but sometimes it doesn't happen.

    Virus scan is regular and updated.

    Thanks to anyone for any suggestions.
     
  2. rkselby98

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    Go to my web site and follow the instruction in the index and follow the instructions for the entries with the 3 red * behind them. Then go to msconfig and remove any programs you don't need at start up.

    This should solve your problem.

    http://www.rselby.com/Windows.html
     
  3. dogbonz

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    Another possibility is that
    heat is building up after 2-3
    hours of use.

    Make sure your main fan is not
    up against an obstruction, and
    that your CPU fan is working OK.
     
  4. Linkmaster

    Linkmaster

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    Hi Slogoer,
    Also a power supply that is going bad can cause it to freeze up!
     
  5. ratchet

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    Have you read OS decay at MSN?:) :)
     
  6. Slogoer

    Slogoer Thread Starter

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    Just to update everyone, I used the MSConfig command in the "run" box from the start button. Then I closed everything I did not believe was essential. This brought system resources upt to 74% and the system has not locked in over 3 weeks. Thanks to all of you who helped and provided suggestions.
     
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