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Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - ADHD software! You'd think a proprietary system would be perfect - NOT!!!There's a reason why the MAC still hasn't broken the double digit mark in market share while the Windows PC holds a The machine seems running when I push the power button (because it makes sounds), but on the monitor nothing is shown. About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve his comment is here

toddlerstomper, Oct 13, 2010 #5 gxu Thread Starter Joined: Oct 12, 2010 Messages: 8 Thank Toddler, will try that! Have been using that for a while, it shows Temp1, Temp2, and HD0. aford10Sep 22, 2010, 3:40 AM There are many things that can cause freezing. Depending on the industry you are in, different terminology can be used for the same phenomenon; Your screen freezes up.

Windows Xp Freezes After A Few Minutes

luckily nobody was in the room (it threw a full DISC at my EXACT spot on the couch lodging into the wall right where my face would have been)the silent type Plain old dust. Click here to Register a free account now!

Is my Ram or VID card faulty?Things I did:Ran memTEST came back negativeCleaned the cpu Most likely driver problems, remnants of older drivers. Some are logged under the system logs, and some under applications. Any ides WHY this is happening? It CAN defragment a drive with only 1% free space, it will only take more time for the job to finish.

Here's a little checklist: -- Delete all temp files (c:\windows\temp\*.tmp, or on XP C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp) -- Delete temporary internet files (c:\windows\temporary internet files\*.*, or on XP C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Windows Xp Keeps Freezing We noticed a significant difference in game performance when using gaming mode, and we think this is a great choice for users who need to optimize their systems for gameplay. All rights reserved. Mar 8, 2005 #1 Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094 You should look in System event log for error messages .

Please be detailed as possible when submitting your answer. If you have other modules lying around try these. Regards,Brooks Back to top #9 ZapZap ZapZap Topic Starter Members 17 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:59 PM Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:25 PM The program will auto start. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

Windows Xp Keeps Freezing

Use a couple of different programs to do this. Multiple programs running off screen can take up a significant portion of your computer's operating memory and thus slow it down. Windows Xp Freezes After A Few Minutes all blame each other for. Edited by ZapZap, 30 October 2012 - 05:10 PM.

it seems like the rivatuner is the latest version just to add: i havent had temp problems previously, i did however purchase a new motherboard and hard drive. this content You can get the full version of Catalyst control center from here (version 10.9)http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon-xp-32.aspxIf that doesn't solve the issue, check the event viewer to see if it's logging errors (red X's).start-->run-->eventvwr.msc-->check Please help me with down to earth English. You could monitor internal temperatures with the free HWMonitor.

concerned I just purchased my pc sec solved PC Won't boot - Reasons unknown solved Unstable pc.. Pass word one-by-one and replace (Search and replace with confirmation) If the integrated circuit die is very small what is the role of the extra circuit packaging? Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - Computer Freezes up/ utilities for the problem by ptfitzy / December 7, 2008 1:06 AM PST In reply to: WIndows just freezes ... weblink thanks for the replies!

aford10Sep 22, 2010, 9:45 AM Then your issue may not have been the RAM. But I find difficulties in running it. If you don't have an option, you can have my recommendation here: Wondershare LiveBoot Boot CD/USB, which enables you to access your computer normally and fix your problem successfully.

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mellowtraxSep 24, 2010, 2:02 AM hey thanks guys for all the tips...i have done most of that stuff going to try the driver sweeper and reinstall and check the even viewermy Hard Drive Diagnostics:http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file No, create an account now. attempting a reformat thinking the drive is fine, shows that it cannot be formatted due to an "Unknown" error.

To uninstall a program, enter the control panel and click "Add/Remove Programs," select the program you want to uninstall, and click "Change/Remove". report back. No need to reinstall the operating system again. http://puchinet.com/windows-xp/question-aout-winxp-pro.php Sometimes it only shows blue screen when starting the computer. –deathlock Apr 20 '13 at 14:22 add a comment| 2 Answers 2 active oldest votes up vote 1 down vote accepted

Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. About this wikiHow How helpful is this? Thanks for voting! When the process is found, you can either kill it or restart it, depending on how critical it is to windows.

I replaced the failed drive with one from Ebay identical in every way. 80GB TravelStar IDE DISK. Regards,Brooks Back to top #11 ZapZap ZapZap Topic Starter Members 17 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:59 PM Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:51 PM Thank you, I will get the Restarting should be a part of your normal (weekly) routine. 2 Run a virus scan. Mar 8, 2005 #4 mijcar TS Rookie Freezing Windows To view event log, easiest way to get there first time is simply open the Windows Help Screen (Start>Help and Support).