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Computer Freezes/Crashes @ start up

July 31, 2005 at 05:23:42
Specs: Windows XP sp2, AMD Athlon 1800+ 1.53Ghz

Hi, i Have been recently experiencing a problem when my computer starts up. When it starts up the computer freezes and i have to switch it off to start it up again. It sometimes happens as windows is starting and at other times it manages to start windows and will then freeze when windows is running.

After a few times of restarting the computer and turning it off it starts to run fine without it freezing or crashing. But this will happen again when I try to whatch DVDs or any other type of video file.

I am running Windows XP SP2 on an AMD Athlon 1800+ 1.53 Ghz and 256MB RAM. and nvidia Ge Force 2 MX/ MX 400 Graphics card with the latest nvidia drivers installed. Also a Lex Mainboard BN780 PRO/ BN780 ULTRA.

Any help with this will be much appreciated.

Thanks

Chris


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#1
July 31, 2005 at 06:14:06

Old cards like the GF2 MX don't work well with the newest drivers. When did you update them? Any connection between the update & the freezing? I suggest uninstalling them & using version 56.72

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_archive.html

Other things to check would be overheating, or bad RAM

ASUS A7N8X-X
Athlon XP 1800+
8.5 x 200MHz
1024MB PC3200 2.5-3-3-7
Asus A9550GE/TD 128MB
WinME/WinXP Pro SP1


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#2
July 31, 2005 at 07:33:22

I dont think there is any connection between updating the nvidia drivers as the freezing occured before i did this too. I thought that maybe by upgrading the graphics driver it may solve the problem but apparently it didn't. ill try installing version 56.72 and see what happens

Thanks


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#3
July 31, 2005 at 08:05:49

I unistalled the latest nvidia drivers to install version 56.72, but the problem remains when I watch video files.

I have also noticed that the freezing and crashing will only occur if the computer has been shut down for any length of time (e.g. Over night)

Sometimes when the computer starts up after it freezes a dialog box appears saying that "windows has recovered from a serious error" and then after that a spy bot dialog box appears saying "spybot - search and destroy has detected an important registry entry that has been changed."

Category: System start up global entry
Change: value detected
Entry: KernalFaultCheck
Old data: %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

And there is no info found for that entry when the "info" button is clicked


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#4
August 10, 2005 at 22:30:50

Hi, I have started to get the same problem. The last time it occurred regularly was about a year ago. I traced it down to the build up of fluff and dust at the processor fan. After carefully sucking out the dust everything was OK again. The problem was over heating, as the fan not was running fast enough and made excessive laboured noises. However, it must be something else this time. Have you cured your problem?


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#5
August 19, 2005 at 23:46:23

Well I too am having the same problem as some people here. I try to boot up windows and most of the time it freezes at startup where the little blue progress bar appears. Then I have to restart and it ask me to start up normal, safe mode, best last know configuration, etc.

Specs are:
DFI Lanparty NFII Ultra B
amd 2500+ xp oc'ed to 3000+
1 gig of pc3200 hyper x
Radeon 9700 pro 128mb
Windows XP SP1
PSU 350 watts

could it be that my stuff is underpowered?


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#6
August 24, 2005 at 22:18:38

Exactly same problem. Have you found a solution. I freeze about 5 times before windows XP will boot up, usually after PC has been off for some time. I leave it on all day without problems, so it cant be overheating.
Any suggestions please
Angie


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