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Computer Keeps Freezing

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I have win xp sum times wen it boots up it freezes and i have to restart. When am trying to install software it freezes what can it be am lost and need help. I have checked everything and can;t find the fault so please help?? Thanks

Spec: amd 3000xp

512ddr ram

120gig hd

Win xp and nortons antivirus

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don't know that much there are some far more apt people here but have you done a disk cleanup, run scan disk and a defragmented the drive ?

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Does it totally lock up, Num lock key not working on the keyboard? Could be faulty RAM.

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Is this a new set up or have you been using this spec for a while, does your system lock up after a while or during the boot up.

It sounds like 1 of 2 things, either faulty MEM or the CPU is becoming unstable.

If MEM, download an app called GoldMem, create yourself a bootable Floppy and extract the app to the Floppy, boot from the disk and run app.

If CPU, remove heatsink and either replace the thermal pad or reapply the paste on the heatsink.

Hope this helps

BR

Paul

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Have you checked for nasty spyware stuff?

I use this one

www.bulletproofsoft.com

adware/spyware remover

free trial

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newly built system and temp seems to be ok and mem is ok so i don't know what else it could be?

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I had similar problems with Nortons. Apparently the NAV 2003/2004 builds are very dodgy. I finally uninstalled NAV, reinstalled XP and decided not to go near NAV every again

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My computer kept freezing,im not computer expert,but found the problem my self,it turned out the CD was dodgy....it seems that XP checks things on your computer as your using it...because there was a small problem with the CD drive it seemed as through XP couldnt move onto and would freeze up because it couldnt finish its task....i bought and fitted a new CD drive and its been fine ever since.....may be worth you looking at it :unsure:

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also had major probs with nortons - what a pile of sh....... also check that the bios settings are not screwed up - load the defaults and see what happens.

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