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Need help with freezing system

By renowayne2006 ·
I had trouble with my VPR Matrix,(best buy), so I decided to take my HP XL 916, and connect the monitor and keyboard and mouse from the VPR system to the HP. I installed the drivers for the mouse, and monitor, the keyboard is functioning fine. However, whenever I access an application, the system temporarily freezes, then after about five minutes, it starts running again. This HP system is from 1999, the VPR is a 2002 model, I am wondering could the monitor cause the system to freeze? Or should I remove one of the memory sticks? By the way, both systems are running XP Home edition. Also when I install the application recovery system disk for the HP it says "the disk only works on an HP system" . Whe I try to access the disk from "my computer, and go to the disk properties, everything on the disk is read only. I don't understand why this message is coming up, when it is the HP the disk was installed into to run. I am puzzled as to why the computer does not recognize the disk.

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by TheChas In reply to Need help with freezing s ...

Hi Wayne,

The peripherals from the VPR should not give you any problems.

The likely reason that the HP restore disk does not work is that you upgraded the operating system.
Did you switch the file system to NTFS?
Or, perform a clean install of XP?
Either could cause the HP restore program to not recognize the system.
Also, HPs agreement with the software vendors my limit the restore CD to use with the original configuration.

All files on a CD are read only.
This simply means that you cannot write to them.

You might be able to browse to the individual programs on the CD and run the install or setup program from there.

As to your freeze problem, I'm at a loss at the moment.
What speed is the CPU?
How much RAM?
How much free hard drive space?

XP likes lots of RAM, so unless you suspect that you may have bad memory, I would not remove any RAM.
Be aware that the amount of installed RAM is 1 of the product activation items. So, don't change the amount of installed RAM if you can avoid it.

However, if the RAM modules are different brands or types, you can have problems with some systems.
This does not happen a lot, but I try to keep all DIMMs the same in my systems.

How about Windows Updates?


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by TheChas In reply to

Another thought,

Clear out the recent files and temp folders for each profile on the system.


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by renowayne2006 In reply to

Chas I am running on a celeron 850Mhz......... Installed memory,128 MB. I added 256 for a total of 384 MB. HD space is fine. I have 10GB avail. I checked windows updates and I have already downloaded all the available ones. The RAM I purchased from Crucial was compatable when I purchased it. So I guess the memory is okay. As far as the clean install, yes I did do a clean install. When I installed XP from the upgrade disk, I thought I had to choose the NTFS file sysytem because that is the file system for XP. How can I check to see which file system was originally installed? Or, am I beating a dead dog here.

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