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sysem locks up loading applications

By stanleyl15 ·
Can't load any new applications and unable to run some application already present (ex. cd burner). Have tried usual way (start,run) and from control panel and going to drive, finding startup.exe then open all with same result. Can't even reinstall windows. Every program locks up system. Is it a problem in BIOS?

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sysem locks up loading applications

by john.m1 In reply to sysem locks up loading ap ...

Well you have left out some pretty important info regarding the setup and specs, what hard or soft ware has been added recently? Sounds like a memory problem ? try switching it around or replacing the sticks if possible.

Tip: more info = more help.

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by fred07 In reply to sysem locks up loading ap ...

If you get post it is not bios.
Hot cpu?
Bad or insuficient or to much memory,[98,98se,me]all have over 512mg RAM problems. which will stop everything dead without alot of tweaking as I have done.
VIRUS, run virus check [always have current virus application on pc]
Add comment as to OS, cpu, RAM, HD, Video[on board or card], sound [on board or card]

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to sysem locks up loading ap ...

Sounds like memory problems, how much RAM do you have. If 128 MB or less try getting a memory management program like Memturbo ( and set it to run as soon as windows has opened and then run in the background to clear memory when down to 20MB available. If your problem is due to a lot of programs loading up and then causing memory leakage this should combat it a bit. Also check what is being started up by the Registry and what services are set to automatically start, change to manual what you dont need. MS default settings start heaps.

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by rsanchezp In reply to sysem locks up loading ap ...

Well you didn't give much information on your system. Try to give more detail next time. O/S, Hardware, memory, Mobo..etc..

You could.
1. BIOS update. Check current version and if there is a newer version go right ahead and update it. Go to yourmobo manufacture website.

2. Memory may be defected. Troubleshoot first and check memory. There are couple of nice tools out there. If so upgrade/replace memory. May not be enough memory/Virutal memory in your system. One small utility at

3. Have you previously installed a new hardware or software? Do a system restore if so. Or go to safe mode and troubleshoot your way up. Or if you have WIndows 2000/XP go for Last Known Good Configuration. Most of the time when you install a new hardware/software sytems lock ups are usually common because of compability.

There are a couple of solutions to this problem. Please give out some more information. Hope this small advise helps you resolve your problem.

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