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By Brett1432 ·
My Pc keeps locking up

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by TheChas In reply to lock up

Too many posabilities to cover in a single answer.

Please provide more information so that we can narrow things down a bit.

Version of Windows:

Make model of PC and / or CPU type and speed.

Amount of RAM installed

Amount of free hard drive space.

Some common causes:
too many programs loading at startup using up your resources.

Corrupt System files

Poor uninstalls of software.

memory leaks

Chas

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by Brett1432 In reply to lock up

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by sgt_shultz In reply to lock up

yes, tell us more please? if win9x, try booting in Safe mode (hold shift key down during boot up, it will take an unusually long time to boot and when you finally get to the desktop it will say 'safe mode' in all the corners)...does your lock happenseemingly without cause? or maybe after you print or use a particular application or access the internet? if you can point to 'reproducible' set of actions that make it lock, we almost for sure can pin down the problem. did it used to work fine? what changed recently? new software? new hardware? any bangs, question marks or x'es in Device Manager? (right-click My Computer, pick properties, Device Manager). geez i really gotta get a life (smile)

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by Brett1432 In reply to lock up

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by Dynamo2003 In reply to lock up

Check available space on the systems drive (c:), RAM (memrory) and services running. Most especially HD space and memory.

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