Serious computer problems!

Ibm / 830542u
April 19, 2009 at 18:07:24
Specs: Windows XP Professional, 2.392 GHz / 1021 MB
Hi, my computer is having weird glitches or something that I can't figure out, I already scanned my computer for viruses with AVG anti-virus and MalwareBytes and nothing seemed to be wrong. The problem I'm having is that after awhile, my computer will start to freeze and go then freeze and go, no matter what I'm doing whether it's games or internet, or not doing anything at all, after awhile my keyboard will become inactive and my computer starts beeping for a bit, but the computer still works, but still freezing and the mouse still works. Sometimes the DVD-drive also becomes undetected and does not show up in the My Computer folder and it doesn't work till I reboot the computer a few times with the occasional blue screen of death that pops up for 1 second then restarting my computer. Does any one have a clue of what might be happening? Is my computer broken or one of the parts acting up? Thanks! P.S. if you need any system specs, just ask me!

See More: Serious computer problems!

Report •


#1
April 19, 2009 at 18:33:24
That sounds like your computer is overheating. You can open the case and use canned or compressed air to blow out all the dust. Make sure all the fans are turning fast. DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner on any computer.

Report •

#2
April 19, 2009 at 18:49:23
Thanks, the computer seems to work fine now, I think i need better cooling with the card I have in it, I think that's what's causing it, you just saved me a bundle of money, I thought I would have to buy another computer! Thanks again.

Report •

#3
April 19, 2009 at 19:04:49
No problem.

Report •

Related Solutions

#4
April 19, 2009 at 20:48:02
Overheating would not normally cause the DVD drive to disappear, but a faulty power supply can.

Failing power supplies are common and can cause your symptoms.
Check your PS, especially the current voltages in the bios Setup.
See response 4 in this:
http://www.computing.net/hardware/w...


Report •

#5
April 20, 2009 at 09:18:14
Yeah, after reading that post, I think I will look into purchasing a new PSU for my computer, thanks a lot for all the help!

Report •


Ask Question