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PC is keeps on hanging

By gaurav2325 ·
I have PC Running since 4 years with the following configuration but

since 3 months my PC is keeps on getting hanging any time.


Configuration:

OS: Windows XP
System: P4, 2.80 GHZ
Graphic card: NVIDIA GFORCE 9400 GT
TV TUNER CAR Gemini (5 years old)
DVD R/W: LG (1 year)
HD Segate HDD (80 GB) had 56 KB bad sector now chnaged with new one

SEGATE 1TB (on 21st NOV 2010).
RAM: 1 GB + 512 MB (on 2 slots)
ANTIVIRUS : KASPERSKY 2011 internet security

I have formatted my system twice but the issue remains same.

Following steps already taken:

1. HDD replaced with NEw one
2. SMPS replaced with new one (old one 3 years old).
3. RAM slots chnaged (had 1 GB and 512 MB RAM), now running on 512 MB

RAM
4. PC was running since 1 years on 1.5 GB (1 GB and 512 MB -- 2slots).

Still hanging whenever it wants.

Please help.

Thanks
Gaurav GUpta

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Now running on 512 MB ?

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to PC is keeps on hanging

Having it running on 512mb of ram is a little low for your system that is why it is hanging. Put in as much memory as you can for it to run smoothly.

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Depending on who made the RAM that could be a problem

by OH Smeg In reply to PC is keeps on hanging

Try Mem Test 86 on the Ultimate Boot CD available free here

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

And test the RAM. You may need to leave the test running for several hours to fully test the RAM as recently I have had one system RAM fail after 3 hours of testing. So when it was cold it would run for 3 hours and then it produced 3,000,000 + errors in the next 30 minutes.

If you don't have the bandwidth available to download the CD you can download just the Mem Test utility from here

http://www.memtest86.com/

Though the Ultimate Boot CD would be better.

Also I would suggest cramming as much RAM as the M'Board can hold if this is an older style M'Board or a Max of 4 GIG in Dual Channel Mode which is the most that can be used with any 32 Bit OS. Ideally with the RAM that would be 2 X 2 Gig Modules but that depends on your M'Board and how big a RAM Module it can Address. XP just works better with 4 GIG in Dual Channel Mode.

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This is what I'd do

by pradeep_chk In reply to PC is keeps on hanging

Check for swollen capacitors on the Motherboard
**** off the dust with a blower
Change the RAM

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