Windows 98 freezes completely

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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.
 
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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
 
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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.
 

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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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