windows xp keeps freezing?

windows xp
June 4, 2007 at 12:50:22
Specs: windows xp, windows xp
can someone help? first of all. when i got home two days ago. my computer would not shut on or anything. well it would shut on, it just kept showing the options, and not booting up. so my dad re-did the whole computer. we restarted it from scratch with all the files errased and evertyhing, and it works perfect.. except the fact it KEEPS freezing. any ideas why or how to prevent this? it's at RANDOM times. not during the same sites or anything. and the only way i can turn it off is by the button. any advice?

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June 4, 2007 at 13:40:38
There is a very good reason why you need to tell us in your heading the specifications of your system including what kind/power CPU and how much ram your system has as well as if it is a namebrand system or custombuilt.
These kinds of symptoms (random freezing) can be caused by a number of different things. They are sometimes software related and sometimes hardware. An overheating CPU due to blocked/faulty heatsink fan is often a cause of this behaviour

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June 4, 2007 at 15:16:36
Wiping the HDD was a complete waste of time. I'll never understand why people are so quick to pull the trigger on formatting.

It appears you have a hardware problem, not a software problem. As stated above, most likely your CPU is overheating.

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June 4, 2007 at 19:15:00
it needed to be wiped though. it wouldnt turn on at all. it gave all the options like safe mode, normal mode, everyone i clicked brought me backj to that screen so i had to wipe it.

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