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then i notice that i was... I had an nvidia chipset motherboard (EVGA 680i) and 4gb ram (ocz). They want you to keep up to date but boy howdy some of them are NIGHTMARES! Back to top #12 ZapZap ZapZap Topic Starter Members 17 posts OFFLINE Local time:06:38 AM Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:53 PM Ok, I did the memtest and got past have a peek here

aford10Sep 21, 2010, 11:35 PM xaltotun said: eventvwr.msc never shows freezes like that; it shows BSODs. Burn it to a cd using a dedicated .iso burning utility (http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm), make sure the cd drive is at the top of the boot order in bios, then boot to the Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help Files Calendar View New Content Forum Rules BleepingComputer.com Forums Members Tutorials Startup List You may want to consider purchasing a larger laptop hard drive. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/473108/random-computer-freezing/

Windows Xp Freezes After A Few Minutes

Is there anything further I can try short of wiping the harddrive and starting over? 12-03-2012, 10:13 AM #14 coolcarl Registered Member Join Date: Dec 2012 Posts: 1 Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. same thing happen with other application.

  • Hardware problem related to the CPU on how it executes certain instructions.2.
  • I know, I know -- too much information, too little of use.
  • Then I ran Windows Defender and it found...
  • Download Pre-compiled EXE file for USB key (Win XP, Vista, Win 7), unzip file, plug in USB Flash drive, and run "Memtest86+ USB Installer.exe." Set computer to boot from USB drive
  • As i tried different OS and reinstalled and so on..
  • I can still move the mouse cursor usually but nothing else will respond.
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  • It seems the heat generated by an antivirus system scan forced a shutdown.
  • When you use the event viewer you should be given to links to sites that discuss possible reasons for the problem.

Initially, I checked half the boxes, but the freezes continued, then I unchecked half and eventually had them all unchecked. Sure the cpu might get too much stress and just freeze the computer, but that still doesent explain why the computer ran near flawlessly until i rebooted the pc. (had the Computer manufacturers notoriously install inadequate under powered PSU's that usually cause trouble down the line. apparently theres numerous causes of infinite loops, if you have this problem then try to simply installed windows 7, my guess is that windows xp didnt "support" my graphics card when

Regards,Brooks Back to top Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next Back to Windows XP Home and Professional 1 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous Windows Xp Keeps Freezing Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - freezing issues by docqualizer / November 21, 2008 10:56 AM PST In reply to: Windows XP system just randomly freezes, what?s causing this? First try using a program called "C Cleaner" it helps by cleaning out junk files that are left behind by other applications and it helps clean up windows registry. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-performance/computer-freezes-randomly-the-only-thing-you-can/89805d77-5548-4e76-a9be-f40b95c659ac Other than new memory, almost all other hardware problems will have to involve the manufacturer or MAJOR new parts (e.g.

often shortly after the computer fully booted. this is also where the damage could occur, from the ARM of The HDD still holding Positive Charge and swinging across all lanes of the disk, accidentally writing corrupt data to Good luck. Answers highly appreciated!

Windows Xp Keeps Freezing

Before you reformat, try cleaning your computer. However, the problem still exists. Windows Xp Freezes After A Few Minutes I looked in Event Viewer and for both times when my computer froze today, in the Application Log, it had errors for a source from "VSS" and "Event Manager". As mentioned before there could be some serious detective work involved(I've done this on an XP machine, never tried it on Vista...yet).

Would removing the second hard drive be helpful for trouble-shooting the PSU? navigate here All sorts of these issues are usually logged in the event viewer. Most, but not all of the OEM or motherboard sites, list drivers, either original install or updates and they frequently include a chipset driver. Without notice, while running programs or simply surfing the Internet, it sometimes just stops, it doesn?t turn off, it just freezes and becomes motionless, and there is no way I can

You MUST get ZERO errors. i cant remember exactly what the message said. None of the times have I yet gotten a BSOD or error message. Check This Out Check boxes allow users to select specific processes.

I updated my bios and for some reason an unknown pop up keeps apprearing, how do I get rid of it? Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Free drive space by tekyle2000 / December 6, 2008 8:16 AM PST In reply to: freezing issues So you're saying if my 1TB Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details.

It is Windows!!!I am not being a smart a**.

installed windows 7 and updated bios thingies, runs like a clock! and perhaps the origin of the error is my graphics card that doesent work well with the motherboard or something. And instead of running Diskeeper, can I just run the Disk Defrag located in Accessories>>System tools?? Good luck.

Run both Quick and Extended tests.A Fail is either test should make you suspect a failing hard drive. I've been having a quite dodgy problem lately, basically the computer freezes at random.. I now use a free AV.I don't recommend "hijack this" to a novice user. http://hcsprogramming.com/windows-xp/random-crashes-xp-pro.php How about sticking your Windows install disc into your tower and do a system restore ( be careful not to choose the reformat option) make sure to back up any important

f. Do all your necessary maintenance i.e. You might also try doing some basic maintenance.