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By Mwants2roleplay ·
i am running windows xp, amd athlon xp2100+, ATI AIW 9700 graphics card. my computer keeps freezing on me expecially when i try to view movies or run my video editing software but i have the same hardware configuration i have been using successfully for over a year. the problem started a month ago.

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by kannuvappa_ngr In reply to lockup

Hi, u just remove all unused files, that means remove all the files from C:\Windows\Temp directory and from c:\Windows\Temporary Internet File Folders. go to Start->Run-> type msconfig remove files if not necessary. use disk clean up utility. run scandisk and run defragmentation. then switch off the system for at least 1 hr and then try work with the system.

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by RCOM In reply to lockup

Go to event viewer to see if there's any error messages related to the hardware/software hang.
If so post the entire message here.

For software like Pinnacle and Adaptec Easy CD Creator go to the webpage and download updates and patches. As the Windows updates come out some of them have issues with installed software.

May be corrupt drivers or other files. Download the latest drivers for your motherboard, video and sound. Get the latest version of Direct X, Windows Media Player, Real Player (Slayer) if you use it etc..

Perform basic maint. functions like scandisk and defrag. Remove temp files.

Since its an AMD processor make sure the CPU fan hasn't slowed down or stopped. If it stops the CPU will cook itself.

Memory may have a problem. If you have more than one stick of RAM try swithcing places with them to see if the problem continues.
You can also download one of the many free memory testers.

This could also be a failing hard drive, if your data is important consider backup plan.
Run diagnostics on the drive.

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by xScarbanex In reply to lockup

Try new graphics drivers from
they've probably changed since you bought the card.
Do the cleaning operation afore-mentioned with chkdsk ...hope helps.

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