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By icurmine ·
I have a 400Mhz PII with 96 RAM. Just recently my PC has started to temporarily freeze up. It usually only last for about 15 seconds before it "releases" and is useable again, but it is happening more and more lately. My browser is IE 5.0, but that is not the only app to freeze. When it does happen everything goes, what ever sound maybe playing at the time skips and my mouse sticks where it's at.

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by jmlv In reply to Windows Freezes

Consider "unchecking" DMA on the settings tab of the Hard Disk folder in device manager. If your drive or system chokes during DMA, you'll have this type of problem.

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by hharris In reply to Windows Freezes

I don't know if this will solve your problem, but it seems that there's a known bug re. freezing....I just discovered the site.

http://proxy-mail.mailcity.lycos.com/bin/redirector.cgi?http://www.pcworld.com/r/shw/1%2C2087%2C6794%2C00.html

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by buffg In reply to Windows Freezes

Sounds like you may also have alot of stuff loading at startup along with a virus scan. Try a Ctrl+Alt.+Del. and see what has loaded. Then remove everything but the systray and explorer and run an app.

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by info In reply to Windows Freezes

You defenitly have a problem either in your power supplay, change it or what ithink is more to look for the cooling mechanism of you CPU. If you have a programm that monitors your CPU heat, install it and check it out. If its is not your CPU heat look if it realy fitting in the slot. Otherwise it has to be your power supply. Change it.

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by pmartin In reply to Windows Freezes

There are two software culprits that are fairly well known. One is that MS FindFast is loaded. Check under Start|Programs|Startup for this program and remove it. This can periodically use 100% of the system CPU reindexing MS data files. The othe risa virus scanner where the settings ask to check all files. If you are opening up a large file then it slows whilst the file is scanned by the virus scanner.

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