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XP PRO Freezing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sanyo, Apr 16, 2004.

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  1. sanyo

    sanyo Thread Starter

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    Can anyone solve this problem please. Programs keep freezing all the time and pc goes off and reboots by itself occasionally. Also when you start up after resetting the boot screen sometimes freezes or the monitor states to check the monitor cable. The system is so unpredictable that it is now getting rather frustrating and I am loosing my cool.
     
  2. Firah

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    Hi! sanyo,

    It could be that your Power Supply is faulty or over-loaded. What's the system specs? If possible, try a different PSU.

    Make sure that the video card is seated properly, if it's an add-on card, and that the monitor cable is connected firmly.

    Download http://www.memtest86.com/ and run it from a floppy to make sure RAM is/not the cause.
     
  3. PC_Wiz

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    Remove the check mark "Automatically restart" from System Properties/Advanced Tab/ Start up and Recovery/Settings.

    Post STOP error message.
     
  4. sanyo

    sanyo Thread Starter

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    Thanx for that...Will give it a wirl / Heres the systems spec

    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name DAVID-YTP0T18ZB
    System Manufacturer SiS
    System Model 730S
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1294 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 062710, 15/07/1997
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United Kingdom
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)"
    User Name DAVID-YTP0T18ZB\David
    Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
    Total Physical Memory 384.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 140.84 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 1.07 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 744.18 MB
    Page File Space 774.36 MB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Post what type of mb, what type of video card, etc. How many drives are connected to the computer; have you updated / installed chipset mb drivers?

    Random reboots / freezes can be caused by a number of problems. Here are some things you can try.

    Go here and download a memory tester. Download and run the hd mgf's utility for checking the drive. If the hardware checks out ok, open your case and put a small desk fan blowing air into the case. If the problem stops, you have found overheating to be the cause.

    Low quality ps cause all types of problems. Make sure you have a quality unit. Post the mgf of your ps and the wattage. Most modern computers work fine with a 350W unit as long as it is of good quality.
     
  6. dai

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    i would also look for a bios update,the one you have is getting long in the tooth
     
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