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My computer gets freezed

titeo
I am using a DELL dimension 3000 with WinXP. My computer often gets freezed while I am using the internet and I have to power it down and bring it up and it works normally again. Any one has a clue why it gets freezed often? Please ask me question about my system because I do not know where to start. Thanks in advance.
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    ArcadianAdmin

    I have the same problems plus my soundcard could not record audio whenever I use the XP Home OS that came with the HP laptop. I experimented with a retail version of XP Home and I have no issues with the laptop anymore. you could try a clean install of the OS and reload your drivers to your hardware one at a time.

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    kedia990

    when the computer freezes, does only the operating system stop responding or everything including mouse, keyboard etc.? if you are playing music when this occurs, does the music stop?

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    titeo

    In my case, everything stops: mouse, keyboard, screen, internet, ... nothing moves. That's why I have to push the power button on the CPU to shut it down and push it again to bring it back up although I know that is not a good practice to boot computer. It usually happened when I surfed the internet so I think maybe somekind of virus? Don't you guys think so?

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    wilson_hoe

    what type of program running before the pc freeze ?
    Your hardware spec with years purchase.
    when u start up the pc, any delay compare with other pc ??
    normally take 30 second to window.

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    titeo

    I am surfing the internet using Internet Explorer 7.1 when my computer freezed up. When I restarted, it takes about more than 30 sec because I shut it down by pressing the power button
    My computer is DELL Dimension 3000 bought in 2005 using WinXP Home Edition pack 2.
    Memory 256MB DDR SDRAM, 40GB HD, 2.8GHz Processor speed.
    This happened after I installed a Cirrus 4MB Video card for dual monitor. Do you guys think this might cause the problem?

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    cyberdragon666

    If this happened after you put in a new piece of hardware (video card) then that is most likely your problem. I would try (in this order):
    1) Look for most update drivers and reinstall.
    2) Remove the new vid card and try again.
    3) Replace vid card with a different one. I recommend nVidia. I've never had a problem with their drivers.

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    jk

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    My computer gets freezed

    I am using a DELL dimension 3000 with WinXP. My computer often gets freezed while I am using the internet and I have to power it down and bring it up and it works normally again. Any one has a clue why it gets freezed often? Please ask me question about my system because I do not know where to start. Thanks in advance.

    by titeo@... | 03/31/07

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    the_webninja

    Your Computer Freezes up for a number of reasons, what you have to determine is which one of the reasons is YOUR problem.

    If a Program Crashes, (the Code in the Program runs together or performs an "illegal" operation)the Program can freeze up.

    If there is a Hardware Conflict in the Computer, where the data does not process correctly, then the Computer can Freeze up.

    If your Computer Runs out of Memory Space, because it is suddenly overloaded with Data such as trying to watch a Video without enough Ram Memory to do so, can cause your Computer to Lock up.

    Sometimes Viruses and Bugs and internet bo-webbles can cause your Computer to Lock up. :)

    First to resolve the Problem, you have to go through these Diagnostic Tests.
    Q: Is the Problem Repeatable?
    If not, then don't worry about it.

    If it IS Repeatable exactly what are you Doing? What Browser are you Using IE? What verson?
    What Website are you at? A Simple Secure Yahoo Site? Or some abitary Porn Scam artist Site or Casino Site or something that might load a whole assortment of bad Stuff into your Computer?

    Is your Computer Locking Up when you are Chatting? If so, it could be a JAVA Problem.
    So to precisely identify the Cause of your Lock up, you are going to have to get VERY Specific! What exactly were you doing when it Locks up. What error messages did you receive (if any)?

    Did your Computer Lock up while Viewing a Video? If so, it could be a Media Player issue.

    Did your Computer Lock up while Filling out a Form? This migth be resoved just by Clearing your Cookies Folder, or TOOLS>Internet Options>"Delete All" Button in IE.

    Try Downloading Firefox, and using it.
    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

    If you have problems with IE but not Firefox, then it is not your Computer Hardware, but your Browser that has the Problem.
    And just for those who don't know, it is not against any Computer Commandments to use TWO different Browsers on your Computer, just so you know. :)


    By focusing on exactly where you were on the Web and What you were doing when the Computer Locked up, you can determine the Problem. Or does your Computer Lock up when you are NOT on the Web?

    Do you have Mcafee Anti-Virus?
    If not, you can Download a Version for around $50-60 bucks.

    http://us.mcafee.com/root/package.asp?pkgid=272


    This should get you started anyway.
    Good Luck,

    Mark*

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    titeo

    Thanks for your precious tips. I got this problem while I was on line opening google and tried to maximize the window. Per your input, I believe the video card may be the cause since I just installed a Cirrus 4MB video card to use the dual monitors. I think this video card has low memory (4MB)which was drained up while I am online. A moment before it freezed I noticed a distort on the graphic and my secondary monitor usually could not be up. Let me try another better video card to see what happens. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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    PatrickGriffith1

    Motherboard
    NFORCE 570 Slit-A v5.1
    Socket 775 (Intel)

    CPU: P4 (Intel) 3.2GHz
    Memory: 1GB Buffalo Select DDR2
    OS: XP Professional

    I just built this computer 3 months ago and it was working fine until my power supply gave out. I replaced my power supply and started having problems with my computer while gaming. I ran a Bios Update and the Flash program messed up and my computer wouldn?t reboot after update was complete. I?m guessing this corrupted my bios. I?ve replaced my motherboard. After I replaced my motherboard I reinstalled Windows and all the drivers for my motherboard and graphics card. And now?
    My computer locks up, completely freezes after about 5-10 seconds after I start it up. Does any1 know if this is a Driver or Hardware issue? If so, is there any test or specific hardware I can replace.
    Tech support suggested this could be a memory setting on my bios, but im afraid to mess w/ my bios without knowing exactly what settings to change.

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    jamesmondtan

    Go to safe mode, device manager and see is there any conflict. Did you install all drivers?
    i suspect hardware conflict.
    and can also check the event log for problem.
    Hope you can get more information for the troubleshoot.

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    hydrod

    I've worked on many computers and the main thing in your case would be memory, (you don't have enought) XP uses 128 megs, I don't know what programs you have on your computer or what's running in the background. You probibly have Adware and spyware this needs to be cleaned out. Use Superantispyware at www.download.com it's free and works good, GET more memory, it's cheep now but make sure you get what your motherboard will take, get the free scan from www.crucial.com

    Hope this works for you
    Cajun Computer Upgrades

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    ArcadianAdmin

    I have the same problems plus my soundcard could not record audio whenever I use the XP Home OS that came with the HP laptop. I experimented with a retail version of XP Home and I have no issues with the laptop anymore. you could try a clean install of the OS and reload your drivers to your hardware one at a time.

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    kedia990

    when the computer freezes, does only the operating system stop responding or everything including mouse, keyboard etc.? if you are playing music when this occurs, does the music stop?

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    titeo

    In my case, everything stops: mouse, keyboard, screen, internet, ... nothing moves. That's why I have to push the power button on the CPU to shut it down and push it again to bring it back up although I know that is not a good practice to boot computer. It usually happened when I surfed the internet so I think maybe somekind of virus? Don't you guys think so?

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    wilson_hoe

    what type of program running before the pc freeze ?
    Your hardware spec with years purchase.
    when u start up the pc, any delay compare with other pc ??
    normally take 30 second to window.

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    titeo

    I am surfing the internet using Internet Explorer 7.1 when my computer freezed up. When I restarted, it takes about more than 30 sec because I shut it down by pressing the power button
    My computer is DELL Dimension 3000 bought in 2005 using WinXP Home Edition pack 2.
    Memory 256MB DDR SDRAM, 40GB HD, 2.8GHz Processor speed.
    This happened after I installed a Cirrus 4MB Video card for dual monitor. Do you guys think this might cause the problem?

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    cyberdragon666

    If this happened after you put in a new piece of hardware (video card) then that is most likely your problem. I would try (in this order):
    1) Look for most update drivers and reinstall.
    2) Remove the new vid card and try again.
    3) Replace vid card with a different one. I recommend nVidia. I've never had a problem with their drivers.

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    jk

    subhulovely

    My computer gets freezed

    I am using a DELL dimension 3000 with WinXP. My computer often gets freezed while I am using the internet and I have to power it down and bring it up and it works normally again. Any one has a clue why it gets freezed often? Please ask me question about my system because I do not know where to start. Thanks in advance.

    by titeo@... | 03/31/07

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    the_webninja

    Your Computer Freezes up for a number of reasons, what you have to determine is which one of the reasons is YOUR problem.

    If a Program Crashes, (the Code in the Program runs together or performs an "illegal" operation)the Program can freeze up.

    If there is a Hardware Conflict in the Computer, where the data does not process correctly, then the Computer can Freeze up.

    If your Computer Runs out of Memory Space, because it is suddenly overloaded with Data such as trying to watch a Video without enough Ram Memory to do so, can cause your Computer to Lock up.

    Sometimes Viruses and Bugs and internet bo-webbles can cause your Computer to Lock up. :)

    First to resolve the Problem, you have to go through these Diagnostic Tests.
    Q: Is the Problem Repeatable?
    If not, then don't worry about it.

    If it IS Repeatable exactly what are you Doing? What Browser are you Using IE? What verson?
    What Website are you at? A Simple Secure Yahoo Site? Or some abitary Porn Scam artist Site or Casino Site or something that might load a whole assortment of bad Stuff into your Computer?

    Is your Computer Locking Up when you are Chatting? If so, it could be a JAVA Problem.
    So to precisely identify the Cause of your Lock up, you are going to have to get VERY Specific! What exactly were you doing when it Locks up. What error messages did you receive (if any)?

    Did your Computer Lock up while Viewing a Video? If so, it could be a Media Player issue.

    Did your Computer Lock up while Filling out a Form? This migth be resoved just by Clearing your Cookies Folder, or TOOLS>Internet Options>"Delete All" Button in IE.

    Try Downloading Firefox, and using it.
    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

    If you have problems with IE but not Firefox, then it is not your Computer Hardware, but your Browser that has the Problem.
    And just for those who don't know, it is not against any Computer Commandments to use TWO different Browsers on your Computer, just so you know. :)


    By focusing on exactly where you were on the Web and What you were doing when the Computer Locked up, you can determine the Problem. Or does your Computer Lock up when you are NOT on the Web?

    Do you have Mcafee Anti-Virus?
    If not, you can Download a Version for around $50-60 bucks.

    http://us.mcafee.com/root/package.asp?pkgid=272


    This should get you started anyway.
    Good Luck,

    Mark*

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    titeo

    Thanks for your precious tips. I got this problem while I was on line opening google and tried to maximize the window. Per your input, I believe the video card may be the cause since I just installed a Cirrus 4MB video card to use the dual monitors. I think this video card has low memory (4MB)which was drained up while I am online. A moment before it freezed I noticed a distort on the graphic and my secondary monitor usually could not be up. Let me try another better video card to see what happens. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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    PatrickGriffith1

    Motherboard
    NFORCE 570 Slit-A v5.1
    Socket 775 (Intel)

    CPU: P4 (Intel) 3.2GHz
    Memory: 1GB Buffalo Select DDR2
    OS: XP Professional

    I just built this computer 3 months ago and it was working fine until my power supply gave out. I replaced my power supply and started having problems with my computer while gaming. I ran a Bios Update and the Flash program messed up and my computer wouldn?t reboot after update was complete. I?m guessing this corrupted my bios. I?ve replaced my motherboard. After I replaced my motherboard I reinstalled Windows and all the drivers for my motherboard and graphics card. And now?
    My computer locks up, completely freezes after about 5-10 seconds after I start it up. Does any1 know if this is a Driver or Hardware issue? If so, is there any test or specific hardware I can replace.
    Tech support suggested this could be a memory setting on my bios, but im afraid to mess w/ my bios without knowing exactly what settings to change.

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    jamesmondtan

    Go to safe mode, device manager and see is there any conflict. Did you install all drivers?
    i suspect hardware conflict.
    and can also check the event log for problem.
    Hope you can get more information for the troubleshoot.

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    hydrod

    I've worked on many computers and the main thing in your case would be memory, (you don't have enought) XP uses 128 megs, I don't know what programs you have on your computer or what's running in the background. You probibly have Adware and spyware this needs to be cleaned out. Use Superantispyware at www.download.com it's free and works good, GET more memory, it's cheep now but make sure you get what your motherboard will take, get the free scan from www.crucial.com

    Hope this works for you
    Cajun Computer Upgrades