Freezing, is formatting the last resort?

July 25, 2009 at 18:23:11
Specs: Windows XP
My PC freezes randomly, like after a very long
time playing or in just a matter of seconds.

I don't think its the RAM, but maybe its the
graphics because it is built-in with the

AMD Sempron™ LE-1150 MMX, 3DNow 2.0
1 gig RAM
Win XP Pro SP2

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July 25, 2009 at 18:57:19
Question: Freezing, is formatting the last resort?

Answer: Not always. This issue could be caused by any of the below possibilities.

1. Software related issue.
2. Driver related issue.
3. Operating system related issue.
4. Heat related issue.
5. Hardware issue.
6. Serious issue with Windows
7. Hardware failure.

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July 25, 2009 at 21:12:38
2. Click the Resource Monitor in Task Manager
2. Click the tabs under Disk, Memory, CPU and Memory.
4. Search for any irregularities, spikes or interruptions.

Check for driver problems:

In the Disk Manager you can run a scan for driver conficts. To run this scan follow the instructions below.

1. Click Start
2. Choose Run
3. type " compmgmt.msc ", This will run a scan of your drivers
just look in the device manager for errors.

If you have problems with the hard drive, you can try to repair the hard drive by instructing the O.S. to skip over bad sectors.

Hope this helps!


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