PC locks up, restarts and BSOD randomly

March 15, 2011 at 05:17:14
Specs: Windows 7
Hi there, my pc is driving me insane!

Over the past few weeks my pc has been up to all sorts, mostly with booting up. The most regular problems are...

*PC hangs on bootup on the motherboard screen
*Locks up after being on a few minutes (screen stays on but no mouse etc normally in the first 1-5 mins of booting up)
*crashes if left not doing anything
*BSOD (different message nearly every time) after being on a few minutes
*restarts itself when trying to boot up

Once I can get it to stay on it seems ok for the rest of the day

I don't know loads about PC's (so can't tell you much about what the specs are sorry) but I've tried...

*replacing an old loose sata lead
*replacing power lead
*Taking out one mem chip at a time
*updating drivers

I really need this pc for my work and am trying to keep it on long enough to back my work up. I also tried hard drive diagnostics but pc locked up before it had a chance to complete.

I do use some heavy software (adobe fireworks, photoshop, dreamweaver)

I've had suggestions as to what it could be but all a bit expensive to test~ spesh if it's not that..

*power supply
*hard drive
*motherboard etc.

Thanks for any help!

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March 16, 2011 at 07:34:44
Posting DETAILED sys specs ALWAYS helps.....

- New/old sys?
- PC make/model
- MOBO make/model
- HDD make(s)/model(s)
- Amount of RAM
- Video card(s) make/model
- Power supply make/model wattage

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!

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