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Windows Just Locks Up (Desperate)

By lazybedstar23 ·
Hello,

I am so tired of this already. My PC just locks up at random times and I am not doing anything imparticluar. My mouse will just stop moving and all windows are still there but i can no longer move them. The screen is just still. I have a Dell Dimension 8300, P4 with Hyperthreading. I have an ATI 9000 Radeon, SB Audigy 2, Sony DVD-RW, and some apps installed, mostly anti-virus and video capture items such as Pinnacle Studio 8.

Any help would be MUCH appreciated!

Thanks,
Adam

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One other note: Start Windows (I'm assuming XP) in Safe Mode with Networking. Operate in that manner for a while and see if the problem recurs. If not, go to the web site I mentioned and search for the solution.

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by robc7 In reply to Windows Just Locks Up (De ...

I had that infuriating problem as well. In the end my computer just would not boot up, it would just get past the POST stage and shut down.
Traced it down to a bad memory stick. I had 2x256Mb sticks and removed one at a time to see the results.
Yes, I had a bad one, so now I have only 256Mb at the moment.
But I would still take heed of one of the other answers here, by Kumaran.
Rob.

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