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XP reboots or locks up randomly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Hawk40, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. Hawk40

    Hawk40 Thread Starter

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    Help! - The basics:
    HD crashed - replaced with new - installed XP had a problem in install with the mouse and keyboard not working - plugged them into usb ports - problem solved.
    I updated all drivers (including chipset)

    Installation complete now I have random crashes (mostly reboot).
    Although sometimes the screen freezes with a sound loop.
    It happens a lot when surfing the web. Sometimes in my favorite online game, and always shortly into the new Hitman game (contracts I think).
    It even crashed once in windows using explore

    No conflicts or problems in device manager.

    I tried removing the sound card and using the onboard sound card - same problem.

    Could it be because I have the keyboard and mouse on usb?

    Is my mother board toast?

    How do I track down the problem?

    Please help!

    Windows XP Home
    MB ABIT IC7-G
    512 m Ram
    120 gb HD
    Sound Turtle Beach Santa cruz
    Video Radeon 9600
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome. I'd look to heat issues or bad ram.
     
  3. Hawk40

    Hawk40 Thread Starter

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    I thought of that but it just seems odd that it would happen now - just after reinstalling everything.
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Gotta start somewhere ;)
     
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