My Computer keeps freezing

May 23, 2012 at 06:33:44
Specs: Windows XP
My computer freezes very often. It is annoying! I have to press the power button to turn it off.

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#1
May 23, 2012 at 06:45:51
Hello Marie, I'd like to know the OS you are using, possibly give full configuration :)

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#2
May 23, 2012 at 08:52:43
You haven't provided enough info for anyone to be able to solve your problem. It's like going to a mechanic & saying "my car won't start, what's wrong?" without providing any details or even telling him the year/make/model of the car.

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#3
May 23, 2012 at 12:20:50
Possible causes,
Low memory or bad memory.......memtest
Bad sector or failing sector on hard drive..... hard drive diagnostics

Bad application running in the background. any new apps?


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#4
May 23, 2012 at 20:23:58
viperaliasraj the OP is in the XP forum, it follows that that is her OS!

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#5
May 24, 2012 at 03:47:54
Its probably a program eating up all your resources. Use the Windows Task Manager will give you the ability to break and shutdown programs that are caused Windows to bottleneck.


1. Press CTRL-ALT-DELETE
2. Click the Processes
2. Evaluate the programs in the task manager.
3. Click the process and then double click End Process.

Remove the program from you startup configuration. If that doesn't I would see if you have bad hard drive sectors.
http://www.delete-computer-history....

What happens before the freeze up?

none


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#6
May 30, 2012 at 08:03:13
Windows XP, Media Center Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3, Pentium 4 CPU, 3GHz. I run Norton Internet Security and when that didn't work I tried Malwarebytes. Usually, whether it finds anything or not the freeze up happens. If the freeze up doesn't happen after running Malwarebytes, it will resume freezing up it if I restart the computer.

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#7
May 30, 2012 at 14:35:29
what is the brand and model number?
eg. Dell Dimension 2400

your computer is old, are you capable of removing the case and blowing out 8 years of dust?
larry


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#8
May 31, 2012 at 12:53:05
HP Media Center PC M7967c. The inside is clean. It has been blown out.

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#9
May 31, 2012 at 12:53:44
Sorry, M7067c

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#10
May 31, 2012 at 12:55:18
I keep it because I have software that I need/want that can't go to Windows 7 or that can't be loaded twice.

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#11
June 1, 2012 at 08:14:42
Boot into the bios setup, I think its f10 on a Hp. Let it run in the bios for a couple hours (you can turn off the monitor if you want). Attempt to move around the bios setup using the keyboard. If it freezes in the bios, its not a windows problem, it may be a hardware problem. When you exit the bios , exit without saving changes.

larry


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