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freezing computer!!

By wzain ·
why does my pc freezes each time I open any program or go on the msn explorer, I never had this problem before, it happens even if I want to use disk defragmenter?

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by grimreality In reply to freezing computer!!

Get a program to do a check on your memory to make sure that it is working properly.
Also get a program to see what the temp of the cpu is. If this gets high you will have a problem with the computer freezing.

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by asjwm2 In reply to freezing computer!!

If the thing freezes:
i) try shutting it off with the switch on the back of the computer box, then wait a little then use the switch to turn it back on.
ii) reinstall the operating system using the recovery disk that came with the computer. You may lose some downloads or other software you have installed. I did this a few times and then I got an HP tape drive backup so that I wouldn't lose all my other installed software. Learn how to back up your system.
iii) Open your main box after disconnecting all the cables. Remove and replace your memory chips. This might clean some dust or other junk off the pins. make sure all the boards are firmly inserted into the slots.
iv) If it's under warranty, take it back

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by zlitocook In reply to freezing computer!!

Is it new if so call the place you got it from, and tell them what you told us. If its out of warrenty well heh let us at it. What operating system are you using, 95, 98, me?
Did you try to clean the system or remove the last installed program?

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to freezing computer!!

Most "Freeze" problems relates to one of three items. Heat, Dust, Memory or Video. Without anymore information than you provided, it will be a little hard to point it down. Heat is one major culprit. Try this first. Open up your case. Let it run and see if the problem goes away or if the timespan between freezes become longer. Make sure that the fan is operating on your CPU and if you have a fan oon your video card thatit is working. Move your cables out of the way of all fans. Second,(ground yourself to the case) while you are there, remove your memory and video card. Use denatured alcohol (alcohol has low flash point - be careful) and a swab and clean the slots and the fingers on the cards. Do not leave any lint and hold the cards by their long edges. Also, only install one memory strip at a time. One of them may be bad. Stick to brand name memory. IE: Circuit City or KMart memory is not up to snuff. Third, if this does not work, try and update your video drivers.
Good luck!

Paul.

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by wzain In reply to freezing computer!!

thank you for answering but i had to take the computer to fix it because the problem was the fan.thanks anyways

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by edcrain In reply to freezing computer!!

If You are running Win98SE this little trick may work for You-
Open Windows Explorer,Scroll down to Windows-
click on windows (not the +)-scroll down to System.ini-Double click on it Open in NotePad-Scroll down to[vcache] You will see-MinFileCache=16384 just below it,Add a Semicolon( in front of it.(;MinFileCache=16384)click on file then save {at the top of Notepad). good luck, Ed.

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by wzain In reply to freezing computer!!

thanks for answering but the problem was with the fan, so I took it to the store, thanks anyways

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