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PC HANGS on Windows Explore / Find

By matthew.manfredi ·
Hi !! All,
Hope you can help me on this frustrating problem I have with my WIN8=98se .

This is a very weird problem:
Before I explain the issue. Let it be known that I reinstalled WIn98 several times. Ran SCANREG FIX and RESTORE. Ran SCANDISK, VIRUS CHECK, SFC, Renamed Autoexec and Config to *.old. Cleaned Registries all of the devices in System Manger are not replicated nor in error. I have a startup log if required.


My issue is :

When I go and do a FIND, You can hear a spin and then the system hangs/frezes. I have to restart at this point. When I launch Win Explore, it hangs too, again have to restart PC.
Even when I use IE5 and go and replace the address field , the system hangs. However is I choose a site from my faroties, its fine.

Now, When i restart in safe-mode, I'm able to browse my drives and do a find and copy files rom drive to drive. (i have two drives 20g & 40g)

System config:
Intel 600mhz
320 kb ram
cd-wr cd-rom, geforce2 mmx 200 32 mb

any suggestions as to why my PC hangs/freezes when I try to access any of my file on the HD and when I to use WIN EXPLORE and FIND ????

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PC HANGS on Windows Explore / Find

by opatzg In reply to PC HANGS on Windows Expl ...

First assumption 320mb of ram is a 64 and a 256, try using just the 256. See if you're having a memory problem. You may just have a bad chip. After a clean reload and all the checks ran you should be pretty well where you need to be. You may need a better power supply with 2 drives in your pc.
Good luck

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PC HANGS on Windows Explore / Find

by matthew.manfredi In reply to PC HANGS on Windows Expl ...

I just put in a new power supply.
Indeed, there is a 64 and 256 ram.
How can I tell if I have a chip problem. Everything works in Safe-mode?

Any other suggestions?

Thanks !

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PC HANGS on Windows Explore / Find

by mightyyoungfai In reply to PC HANGS on Windows Expl ...

Try to update all your drivers. This include your's agp, sound, motherboard, bios and latest patch file.

If this can't help try to detach your cd writer and see if that works or not? If the problem is not coming back then you can assume that either the cd writer or ata cable.

Try to change them one by one. And you'll see where's the problem at.

If all of this fail..... you can always do a clean install on your's system. But this is only a suggestion, you can skip this part if you persist that something is wrong and you determine to find it out.

Good Luck.

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PC HANGS on Windows Explore / Find

by matthew.manfredi In reply to PC HANGS on Windows Expl ...

I found the problem being with my CD-RW. The moment I removed my CD-RW, the freezing stopped. I put in a borrowed one in its place, no problem. It was determined that I would have to replace my Cd-RW.
thanks to all who've helped me with this issue.
Ciao !!
Burnaby,BC

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