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By Shanghai Sam ·
Hi everyone,

I have a rather vexing problem with my P.C.if I use the machine throughout the day everything is fine, but if I go out or leave it on overnite it crashes, It's a AMD 400, 128mb ram, 6.4 hdd, win98se, I have tried closing all programms through task manager and it still crashed, HELP!!

Peter

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to P.C. crashes

What are you getting when it crashes? Errors on the screen or it just locking up?

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to P.C. crashes

This is just a shot in the dark, but do you have a screen saver running? I have run into times when during regular working hours, when the Mach. is being used off & on, it's not bothered, but left running overnight, with a screensaver on all the time, I find it locked up in the morning. Although you close all programs, memory does not always clear without a reboot, and depending on what your running for aps. during the day, the least expected might crash your Mach.
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by Shanghai Sam In reply to P.C. crashes

Hi User Deleted,

After seeing how many of these questions you have answered, I am sure that you have thought of this. But look at your APM settings. I have ran into situations where a computer will go into sleep mode and not wake up until it gets rebooted. These tend to be in compaqs mostly. If not, what kind of systemboard is installed. There might be a bios fix for it also (if it is the system board). Just some thoughts to look at and consider.

Owen

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by 1stladytech In reply to P.C. crashes

You can also chk your cmos settings and make sure that the cpu fan remains running during sleep mode. Many motherboards have this set to off be default, since the voltage is lowered during sleep mode. But many of the CPU's will overheat and lock up anyway.

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Vickie

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by m1wheeler In reply to P.C. crashes

are you running any extra case fans, and do you have a good fan and heat sink for the processor. because this sounds like a heat problem. try taking the case cover off and placing a fan next to the machine it might solve the problem. check your cooling. good luck.

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by Wubbavision In reply to P.C. crashes

Windows tends to fill up the Upper Memory running programs and screensavers and loading and unloading. It uses memory like a clipboard stringing all the memory saved programs together, but what it doesn't do well is empty the memory. Therefore if you are running a program such as a screensaver, a game or any program that automatically makes changes it tetras the memory into a thinner and thinner free memory area until it locks the computer or the system is rebooted, I have heard of two programsthat might help one is Catcheman and the other is FreeMem Pro (a shareware program)... or you could purchase, yet another form of windows, for an ever increasing price.

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