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Windows XP Random Freezes

By morry9086 ·
My system is locking up on the desktop or anywhere else for that matter randomly..sometimes after 5 mins sometimes after an hour..I have so far
1. Reset BIOS defaults (no overclocking)
2. loading only basic programs inc Nortons Anti Virus
3. have run adaware and Spybot..all clean and Nortons up to date all clean as well
4 spent hours and hours troubleshooting this...
5. Have Xp Sp1 with all updates and drivers..

I think I may have found the prob as in Event Viewer i get this error each time it locks up but have no idea how to fix it...

The system detected that network adapter \DEVICE\TCPIP_{E1461580-7F5A-43F3-8899-7311B876234} was disconnected from the network, and the adapter's network configuration has been released. If the network adapter was not disconnected, this may indicate that it has malfunctioned. Please contact your vendor for updated drivers."

This seems to happen everytime it freezes...when im on the net or not..I have ADSl witha Speedtouch USB ADSL happended with the old drivers and with new ones.

Any ideas please..and will reseting the TCPIP stack fix it?

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by CondorYoung In reply to Windows XP Random Freezes

Have you thought it may be hardware fault. Network Card or CPU overheat? Try a different NIC. Remove PC covers and check fans operating correxctly.

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by YetAnotherAdmin In reply to Windows XP Random Freezes

Try re-installing your NIC drivers or better still getting up to date drivers from the web. If that doesn't resolve, try a new NIC.

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by jun1cez1 In reply to Windows XP Random Freezes


Replace the NIC card. Based on your description and the error, the nic card was failing. Just like any electronic equipment, a nic card can fail at anytime.

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by jadams59 In reply to Windows XP Random Freezes

I had the same problem a while back. Found out that my CPU Fan gave out and was causing the CPU to overheat and freeze the system. I guess the NIC quits working when the CPU overheats. Just my two cents.

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