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Computer Froze, Can't Even Shutdown Manu

By sl33te ·
what would cause my computer to freeze so bad the switch on the processor won't even turn the computer off. i had to restart the surge protector to reboot!

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by farhan In reply to Computer Froze, Can't Eve ...

Hello friend
The problem you told us could be caused by many things like, may be your computer have not enough ram and you are running alot of programs on it or your hard disk have some problem.. but turn the computer of at this time you should press Ctrl+Alt+Del and then task manger will open and from there you can end task any program you see is not responding or simply you can shutdown your computer from there.
Hope this will work okay thank
bye

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by sl33te In reply to Computer Froze, Can't Eve ...

ctrl+alt+del didn't work. it was completely froze. i couldn't even press the button to turn it off.

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by Zeus who Frags In reply to Computer Froze, Can't Eve ...

About the freeze, there are so many reasons that I need more information.

About the switch off, don't panic! You must have an ATX tower. In many cases, when you switch off and nothing happens, try to keep pushing the switch off during 4-5 seconds. Then, it will shut down! This is (on my motherboard) an option in the Bios settings in power management.

"And so it begins..." (Kosh, Babylon5)

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by sl33te In reply to Computer Froze, Can't Eve ...
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by blkdev69 In reply to Computer Froze, Can't Eve ...

There are many reasons why this would happen. One could be a corupted sound or video driver. Dwindling systm resources could be anthor thing to check. The type of computer you have also is a big factor. Laptops tend to cold lock like this also. Withthe only solution being pulling the battery and letting the system rest for a few minutes and putting the battery back in.

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by sl33te In reply to Computer Froze, Can't Eve ...
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by gbullers In reply to Computer Froze, Can't Eve ...

I have had this same problem , no ctrl alt del will work no power off switch either, it was an AMD k-6 machine with win98se, on this one it turned out to be a problem with network card, the only way it would shut down was by power supply switch. this machine had net work on board, but was disabled & had differant card installed. after replacing card & drivers with differant type machine worked fine. the card did test bad. I suspect it could be caused by any add on card though, or possibly corrupt driver. Hope this helps.

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by sl33te In reply to Computer Froze, Can't Eve ...
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by calves In reply to Computer Froze, Can't Eve ...

Since you couldn't be a little more specific on what is your OS, what did you do last b4 it locked up, and most important, what changes did you do to your machine b4 it locked up, all I can tell you is that you do not need to re-start you UPS, just hold the power button for 5 to 10 seconds and the machine will turn off.

Good luck!

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by sl33te In reply to Computer Froze, Can't Eve ...

ok everyone, Win98 PII 350 MHz 64 mb Ram. Some kids were playing a DOS racing game and i think there were a few copies of it running and i found the comp froze like that. a lot of u mention drivers and i suspect video drivers. i'm reinstalling.

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