system hangs continuously..

Anil February 5, 2009 at 22:27:02
Specs: Windows XP
zenith pc of 8 years old. ram-64.
reinstalled due to virus problem.
till before reinstallation was no any problem of hang except virus only.
now after reinstallion, no doubt the virus goes off ok.
but new problem arised as :
after start of pc ok. but when we access any program, the pc hangs suddenly within a half minute.
if we don't touch to pc after start then it remains ok in working and can access of data of this pc from other client in network.
then this pc gives no problem and no hang at all.
for solution tried by be -
1) checked fans inside ok.
2) reinstalled os xp ok.
3) virtual memory made 0.
but in vain.
note that before reinstalltion, it was working ok.
kindly arrange urgent help.

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February 6, 2009 at 06:52:37
"virtual memory made 0"

Am I understanding correctly? You're running XP on a system with only 64MB RAM & you disabled virtual memory? Why the heck would you do that?? VM should ALWAYS be enabled, but it's especially important on systems with low RAM. Re-enable it & let Windows handle it.

Speaking of RAM, 64MB doesn't meet the minimum requirement for XP. 128MB is the minimum & even that's not enough. 256MB will work OK, but 512MB should be considered the minimum for a decent "XP experience". If you have no intentions of adding more RAM, you should seriously consider dumping XP & replacing it with Windows 98/ME or possibly Windows 2000.

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February 6, 2009 at 06:57:23
Also, you may need to install motherboard chipset drivers. Your hard drive may be running in PIO mode or worse.

Identifying the chipset may be accomplished by the use of SIW.exe. Download from the link below. You should be able to get the chipset drivers from the chipset manufacturer.

Post the information here if you need help with the drivers.

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February 9, 2009 at 22:02:33
Please say this is a joke....

You need a new computer if you want to run XP with any sort of smoothness.

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