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Win XP Pro freezing problem - Hardware r

By laquangthong ·
System configuration:
ECS P4VXASD2+ motherboard / Pentium IV 1.7 Gb / 256 MB DDR memory / Kaser S305-32A VGA card / 30 Gb HDD / CD-ROM Drive / CD burner / 300 W power supply / Win XP Pro.

A friend of my have just built this computer. when building it, he accidentally ground the motherboard with the case -> burn the motherboard (with CPU and memory installed on it). He replaced the motherboard and the system boot up fine. However, after install Win XP Pro in, the machine keep freezing after boot up about 10, 15 minutes. Other than that, the system work fine.
The average temperature of the mainboard: 102 F degree and on the CPU: 129 F degree. I don't think that the temperatures is too high, is it?
What else can be wrong with this system?

Thanks in advantage,

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by HatchingGround In reply to Win XP Pro freezing probl ...

After installing WinXP did you update your drivers?

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by laquangthong In reply to Win XP Pro freezing probl ...

Yes, I installed the drivers from CD come with the motherboard + VGA card and run Windows update, updated all the drivers.
Thanks,

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by dmiles In reply to Win XP Pro freezing probl ...

Most freezes at boot up could be narrowed down to hardware drivers that need to be updated,check the Video card see manufacturers web site for updated drivers to card to support Windows XP or Win 2K

Check the Memory to make sure they are seated in slots properly

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by laquangthong In reply to Win XP Pro freezing probl ...

All the drivers is updated. Thanks,

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by laquangthong In reply to Win XP Pro freezing probl ...

1) Although the CPU and memory was on the other motherboard when that board is burn, since the system boot up fine and run fine (accept the freezing problem), I assume the CPU or memory aren't damaged.
2) The VGA card was also on the board when theboard is burned. Since it is still working, I assume that it isn't damaged.
3) When first install Windows XP, the graphic is poor. I tried update the VGA card drive, but that didn't help. I end up going around the problem by disable hardware acceleration (in Display Properties).

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by an_it_guy In reply to Win XP Pro freezing probl ...

I had faced such problem recently on an XP Home. You can use the 'msconfig.exe' utility to try and fine the bottleneck.
Heres how to use it : http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/
Hope this helps.

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by laquangthong In reply to Win XP Pro freezing probl ...

There are only 3 program run as start up: Hotmail Messenger, Hardware sensor monitor, and MS Office. I don't think that any of these program create the freezing problem.

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by laquangthong In reply to Win XP Pro freezing probl ...

There are only 3 program run as start up: Hotmail Messenger, Hardware sensor monitor, and MS Office. I don't think that any of these program create the freezing problem.Thanks,

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by laquangthong In reply to Win XP Pro freezing probl ...

4) I notice that the system seem to freeze sooner when I open many programs. It runs for about 10, 15 mins when I open 5 programs and runs for 30, 45 mins when I only typing in MS Word.

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by laquangthong In reply to Win XP Pro freezing probl ...

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