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From: Pat on 07/25/2003
Hi, I would be really happy if you guys can help. My Computer is new, its 2.4 GHz, 1gb RAM, 120 GB HD, my video card is an MSI nvidia fx 5200 128mb, and soyo dragon platinum motherboard. When I use my computer, it will just freeze and do nothing, the mouse doesn't move nothing works, and I have to end up restarting everytime. This is extremely annoying because it occurs randomly, like when I'm surfing the net, or when I listen to music, or when I'm using microsoft word. Its basically random. I don't think it has anything to do with cooling because I opened the case in a very cold and air conditioned spot and it still occured. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated, thanks!
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From: poo on 12/07/2011
because your computer is fucking shit
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From: Bob on 12/24/2008
my pc freeezes up when i am trying to do any thing it is on my.... last straw and i can't take it any more.. i would just want a cure or any thing
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From: Slicer on 07/01/2007
I am having similar problems, i am on my computer for a while nothing goes bad, unless i stay for a bit too long maybe 3 hours then it just turns off which really gets on my nerves and thats not it....

when i leave the computer on for a while letting it scan or something and the mouse is just stationary, i come back to move the mouse and everything freezes, the scan, the mouse and the keyboard my only option is reset button or pulling the plug out this really has to stop can anyone please try helping me solve this problem?

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From: Greg on 07/20/2005
Install Linux or try running a "live CD" of Linux for a day or two, it's a CD that lets you try out Linux without installing it and it's ready to go and all configured.
The reason I say this is it will help you know if it's the OS or some hardware bug. If it is hardware, try some of the RAM test programs available out there. Worse case, get a new motherboard, they are cheap and your CPU would probably work on it (unless it's the CPU that's the problem).
And if you end up liking Linux, you will be better off anyway.
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From: curtsogedog on 07/20/2005
mine freezes during dvd burning and ripping its makes me waste all my dvds takes me three or four time to get a good one going ten is will freeze
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From: david on 10/07/2004
had similar problems for a long time..

NOW HARDLY EVER

get TUNEUP utilities program

does not cost much

even bought a licence for my son.

Run it regularly and was amazed at the number or errors in registry etc that it fixed and also how soon other errors became apparent and agin are fixed ..fast and efficient..

Clear a problem but where is the cause ??

anyone know.

Do defraged the registry and all othe anti this and thats
constantly, monthly, run through a schedule of cleanup routines.

The only item that I cannot sort, the cause, ? is my mouse pointer will suddenly jump accross the screen and becomes useless.
Can get it back with use of Ctrl+double click righ button or Ctrl+ dble click left.SOMETIMES

BUT WHY and is there a cure?

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From: david on 10/07/2004
had similar problems for a long time..

NOW HARDLY EVER

get TUNEUP utilities program

does not cost much

even bought a licence for my son.

Run it regularly and was amazed at the number or errors in registry etc that it fixed and also how soon other errors became apparent and agin are fixed ..fast and efficient..

Clear a problem but where is the cause ??

anyone know.

have defraged the registry and all othe anti this and thats
constantlr, monthly, run through aschedule of cleanup routines.

The only item that I cannot sort, the cause, ? is my mouse pointer will suddenly jump accross the screen and becomes useless.
Can get it back with use of Ctrl+double click righ button or Ctrl+ dble click left.

BUT WHY and is there a cure?

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From: Hattori_Lynx on 09/08/2004
I have the same problem, my pc freezes randomly, and the problem was more frequently...so, I decided to use all my knowledge in OS, computer hardware etc...and finally I got the problem...my motherboard was dying. Sadly, if you reinstall windows, clean your pc of virus, spyware, adware, clean all the slots in the motherboard, your RAM is shinning like a bald's polished head, you have 3 fans and a large fan cooling your pc (my case :)), take off the video card, replace the processor, the HDD, pray to all gods in the world, perform a vodoo ceremony and still, this f*ckin sh*t is freezing, could posibly be the motherboard. Now...how to know that without spending lots of money in a new one?, well I installed all the components of this piece of crap in a new one (A friend have two...I don't know why...but who cares :D?) and I proved for 1 week, all the systems go well and I fell relieved. But, the problem may not be solutioned with this...like I said, this was the problem of MY computer, every pc is a diferent world, and every windows act in a diferent way (I hate you Bill Gates). If you try with everything posted in here and your computer is still crashing and laughing in your face, try this...REMEMBER, this is your last resort!!
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From: Tug on 04/10/2004
I too hae this proble, running XP pro on a Compaq presario Athlon 1 ghz, therefore look forward to the answer to all our problems
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From: Roberto on 04/07/2004
To [PK]MuffDiver:

I don't believe it is a problem with the memory itself. I believe it's more likely a design problem of the Compaq Presario 700 Model. Seems like it cannot handle the extra memory without overheating.

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From: franko on 04/03/2004
Hello all
I have experienced the radeon 7500 agp "lockup" on many occasions.
Here's what usually happens.........
PC can be "just" booted up, or on for any length of time.

If an application window is at full screen size, and the X button
is clicked on to close the app, the following happens......

Mouse cursor is free to move around the desktop.
Nothing responds to any clicking.
Pressing CTRL ALT DEL will give you the usual message about a problem
with the system and wait or press any key to return to windows.
If you go back to windows , you are presented with a BLACK screen
with just grey borders. The CLOSE program dialog box may be shown as
a white outline with no contents. The mouse pointer is free to roam
the screen but with no ability to launch anything. The AGP card would
appear to be frozen.
Hardware...Athlon XP1800 , MSI KT3 2RU motherboard,512MB DDR,
ATI Radeon 7500 AGP,ATI Capture card. IBM Deskstar 60GB.
Windows98se
What is causing the problem ?.......
POWER SUPPLY ?
NO... I have now a 400W PSU Fitted (300w before )
Temperature ?
NO....I have a CPU temp of 33 degrees and a chassis temp of 27 degrees. I performed a lot of work to get the PC at this low temp
just in case it was heat related.

Operating system?
NO.... I have many disk drives with 98 and XP in many flavours.
It can happen with any OS on any disk with any of the original drivers
or any upgraded catalyst drivers.

Motherboard ?....unlikely.
I performed many clock fsb and bios tweaks to check timing.
Nothing conclusive emerged.
I have two friends with different PC hardware installations
who have identical problems.

Capture card and or IRQ conflicts...........?

Something I will have to drill down into . Device manager looks
good and both XP and (98SE) are PCI IRQ steering ok.

Whats left ?....
I believe that ATI rush their products to market and do not spend
enough time windowing internal memory/ GPU / DAC timing on the
development item. They make excellent chipsets but very poor cards.
The poor timing windowing will probably explain why the cards work fine in some motherboards (asus) but exhibit random results in many
others. This is only my personal opinion but I will not be buying
an ATI product again.
I would be interested in any follow up comments
Frank.


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From: [PK]MuffDiver on 04/01/2004
I have found the solution to my customers freezing problem. : )
At least I am giving it back to her. LOL.
It was the video card an old DIAMOND s3 savage 4. About the same time out as 3DFX great architecture for the time but XP and it arenít friends. I couldnít get it to crash and I thought I would use it like I do and grabbed a game I thought would run on it, Quake 3.
Immediately it fucked up! : )
So I fixed the problem by getting her to buy a ATI 9200 128MB DDR vid card. lol 1 hell of an up grade and man this little Athlon 600 with 512mb of ram cooks now! boy o boy would I have loved to have had that card in my rig back in 99. he he.

O and for U with the Compaq. I am fixing one right now that wouldnít boot properly and would restart and shit. It was ram on this one to. Now I replaced it with Kingston (The most expensive option by far here in Canada being like 5 times the price of regular shit!) but it is all that worked I tried 25 different types of used ram at my friends shop in different configurations and nothing or only recognized 1/2 of it and shit. Anyways long story short I am surprised to hear youíre having problems with the Kingston stuff. If you bought it from a store they will replace it immediately! And it is guaranteed to work with your exact model of Compaq/IBM or whatever thatís why it's so expensive. So make shure U got the right one when you bought it and it sounds like you narrowed it down so try your new ram if you get it SOLO for a while!.

As you may have noticed I have electrical expertise but I can't spell worth shit so sorry if it's herd to read I wanna go eat instead of spell check. good luck.

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From: [PK[MuffDiver on 04/01/2004
I have found the solution to my customers freezing problem. : )
At least I am giving it back to her. LOL.
It was the video card an old DIAMOND s3 savage 4. About the same time out as 3DFX great architecture for the time but XP and it arenít friends. I couldnít get it to crash and I thought I would use it like I do and grabbed a game I thought would run on it, Quake 3.
Immediately it fucked up! : )
So I fixed the problem by getting her to buy a ATI 9200 128MB DDR vid card. lol 1 hell of an up grade and man this little Athlon 600 with 512mb of ram cooks now! boy o boy would I have loved to have had that card in my rig back in 99. he he.

O and for U with the Compaq. I am fixing one right now that wouldnít boot properly and would restart and shit. It was ram on this one to. Now I replaced it with Kingston (The most expensive option by far here in Canada being like 5 times the price of regular shit!) but it is all that worked I tried 25 different types of used ram at my friends shop in different configurations and nothing or only recognized 1/2 of it and shit. Anyways long story short I am surprised to hear youíre having problems with the Kingston stuff. If you bought it from a store they will replace it immediately! And it is guaranteed to work with your exact model of Compaq/IBM or whatever thatís why it's so expensive. So make shure U got the right one when you bought it and it sounds like you narrowed it down so try your new ram if you get it SOLO for a while!.

As you may have noticed I have electrical expertise but I can't spell worth shit so sorry if it's herd to read I wanna go eat instead of spell check. good luck.

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From: Roberto on 03/31/2004
OK. It's been about two weeks since the last time my computer crash. So I believe I have solved my problem.
Look, I am not skilled on electronics, yet my best guess is that the freezing was caused by MEMORY OVERHEATING. Allow me to explain:

After a thorough checking of my memory. I decided to remove the aditional 128 Mb Kingston Technologies memory I put on my Compaq Presario 700. And that's it. The computer has been doing well since then.

I have noticed something else. Crashes were less frequent. When Seti@home is running. My best guess is that the fan activation to keep the CPU cool, helped to keep the memory cool also. And now, without the aditional memory, the computer feels even colder.

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From: [PK]MuffDiver on 03/29/2004
I have been on the problem of the shitty IBM computer for a few hours now.
Being an IBM that is the problem strait up!

Anyways here are a few steps I have tried to fix the random crashes of Windows XP.

First I said I had to identify the problem. Ha ha good fucking luck! I can°¶t get it to freeze this chick says it does I think she just wants me to come back to her place again. Lol.

So to crash it I tried running SETI@HOME for 100% CPU usage overnight with IE open (7 windows of it) + outlook express and lots of other crap. NOTHING!

Someone else in this post said they yelled at it to scare it and kicked it°K If you have any luck drop me an E-Mail!

So after that I figured I would throw a few things at it°K This is what I would do feel free to try this on yours.

First with freezing problems I would look at RAM and over heating of CPU and video cards, (touch em see if there real hot) My video card seemed real hot (more on that later)

1.  Check for thoes Windoze updates. I know you gotta.
2.  Is your computer a brand name? IBM Compaq PC?
If so make shure you can use the OS you are trying to with the motherboard cards Etc°K Then Get all the updates you can for it. Most important drivers for the motherboard, then onboard lan, vid card everything.

3.  Scan for viruses. Don°¶t have a virus scanner?
Go here (http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp) it°¶s free.
4.  Do a disk clean up, prep for next step°K
5.  Defragment your hard drive.
6.  Run Scandisk (I found bad clusters!) yay Éļ
7.  Update the BIOS (now I have never had a problem with doing it (knock on wood) but I recommend this especially if you are putting XP on an old computer.
8.  Run a test program ( I used sisoft Sandra) Im running through that now and I have not had any problems.
9.  Lastly I said I would mention about that hot video card. I cant find drivers for this Diamond savage4 card by S3 newer the n 2000 or 01 or something like that.
I have also read that there are problems with this under Windows XP or some people have said so on line, (I found this on step 2)

So I have not had it crash yet but if it were to I would try replacing the Video card.

I hope this gives someone resolution to there problem, I want to yell at it now for wasting all my fucking weekend.

Anyways Good luck for what it°¶s worth and keep at it, you either got a knack for it or ya don°¶t. [PK]MuffDiver

Gray.a@shaw.ca

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From: Gray on 03/28/2004
I have a clients computer and it is freezing all the time fresh install of XP Pro and it still is not happy... The best part for all u fuckers out there is that I dont get paid untill I fix it : )

So anyways I will fix this piece of shit, and I will share any answers that I find here.

I will say however if you know a little about computers then it is a process of elimination. You must define your problem. 1ST!
Then strip everything and add add add untill you have your problem elimated.

Dont just pull random shit outta your case cus you will forget what you did and you arent prooving anything,( trust me im fucking guilty of that!) REMEMBER ELIMINATE the problem don't just move it around. And seroiusly wright the steps you have taken down!!!!
It sucks. But why swap your prob around when you can eliminate piece by piece.

Thats my advice and im gonna try it out :)

Wish me luck I will post when it is done.

gray.a@shaw.ca

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From: Beamuse on 03/18/2004
Just to add to my previous post, I have in the past had faulty ram that cause all kinds of problems. Make sure your fan (or fans) are working. The MBM mentioned in the last post will help with this.

Hope this helps
Beamuse

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From: Beamuse on 03/17/2004
I am had the same problem with Xp freezing all the time. I had purchased a stand for the cpu and thought that the side vent had enough cirulation....NOT. I removed the cpu from the stand and yep, it quit feezing all the time. My 98 computer is vented at the back and front - makes much more sence that the side.

You can download Motherboard Monitor from the site below. (MBM) is a tool that will display information from the sensor chips on your motherboard in your Windows system tray. MBM supports a wide range of Chipsets & Sensor Chip combinations.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311

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From: Roberto on 03/16/2004
I have exactly the very same problem as described by Justyn on 12/09/2003. I have a Compaq Presario 700, with 1.2 GHz, 368 Mb Ram and AMD Duron Processor, running Windows XP.

I also have been told that it may be a heat problem, Yet I am not pretty sure of that.

I will bookmark this post, hoping that somebody manage to find the solution.

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From: Kelvin on 03/12/2004
I know some problems..

if you have XP or Windows 2000, click Processes and find "svchost.exe" that is the virus that are infecting your computers... its happening to mine and i am fixing it..

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From: matt on 03/04/2004
DID NOT WORK!!! SOMEONE HELP!!!!!!!!
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From: matt on 03/03/2004
I dont know if my problems fixed yet but so far so good. If you have an ati powerd product but not built buy ati listain up. My ati9600 is made by visionteck but i was installing ati radeon drivers from at but i recently uninstalled the radeon drivers and installed the visionteck ati drivers and so far so good ill reply tomarow to see if it worked
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From: matt on 03/02/2004
I got a MSI motherboard,9600radeon,liteon burner drive,W.D.120gb. Im about ready to throw this comp out the window! my comp just freezes automaticaly it will be fine for about an hour or two depending on what mood my comps in! then i will have to restart and it happends everytime i even reformated everything and it will be fine and then all of a sudden its being a bitch again. I have gotin all the new updates for just about everything i own in this comp and it still is acting up.NEED HELP!!!!!
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From: Cowboy on 02/28/2004
By the way I have a voltmeter hooked up and have watched the power fluctuate down to as little as 87v. If that won't create problems w/a machine that lives on electric impulses, I will switch over to plumbing!
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From: Cowboy on 02/28/2004
Being an electrician. I'm voting for the power angle. I have my computer setup in a travel trailerabout 400ft. from the house.
(I play NASCAR Racing 2003 Season LOUD!!!) But, because of the distance there is voltage drop! Nope. 118v is sufficient. Heres what does happen.when something else is on, on the same circuit, it takes some juice, and the light takes some, and the heater... and if the little fridge kicks on it just does a hard cold boot. But throw in fluctuations from your power source (PG&E...etc.)It may dip at a particular moment just enough to cause a freeze but not enough to restart the Power Supply. And mine sometimes just loses video and its like sudden blindness @ 180+ MPH I can hear the car skidding and can still drive(?) up until i hit the wall! (OUCH) I recommend a dedicated circuit for each computer to all of my clients and not one has ever had this kind of problem. Try a heavy guage extension cord from a kitchen plug to your computer and see if it helps. If it does there's too many things on the circuit with your Computer.
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From: Tom on 02/24/2004
Mine freezes and restarts randomly, is 73 degrees C hot for a CPU???????
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From: steve on 01/22/2004
it may be your cd-rom, try replacing it
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From: pal2k on 01/10/2004
linux will fix all these problems, why do you think bill gates is so nervous about it?
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From: lanny on 01/10/2004
well i believe there are many reasons why a pc would and could frezze in most cases its lack of memmory or even bad memmory or lose memmory ,
it may be memmory on main board or on graphics cards .
not out ruling it may be drivers conflicying not likely- but possible this is usally why some says upgrade your drivers ,but drivers are like woman u upsgrades them then intime they become old and old and u upsgrades other drivers ,and heck u got so many old ones -see its like this u never get ahead of the game . If u find a good woman or a driver no upgrade IT -if ant broke dont upgrade!! anyway if its working leave it alone i mean 128mb graphic carD on on a pc runing windows 98 go figure like droping a v8 in vega oh it work ,just
rip the body in half with frame ties and traction bars and beef up front end not mention big tires in the rear u also need a custome stering box nre front springs .....=..when your akk done and broke and tired of the liitle shit breaking point is u be better of just buying a corvette. wronk kinda memmory mismatches,bios upgrades,virus,spyware,like we anit gota enough problems . if ant broke dont try and fix it,if ant fast enough buy one build 4 it. overcloak this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IF YOU ARE STILL RUNNING WINDOWS UPDATE U BETTER GET YOUR FIX -WINDOWS WILL NO LONGER SUPPORT UPGRADES AFTER JUNE 2004OR MAYBE JUST INSTALL WINDOWS 95 OR 1.1 OR BETER YET BUY ATARI HELLO HELLO WAKE UP ITS 2004 TRY XP OR IF YOU THINKS YOUR SMART GO 4 LINUX AND ILL BE THERE WAITING IAM USING OLD WIN98 MACHINE 4 A PAPERWAGHT IN MY SHOP AFTERALL ITS ALL ITS GOOD 4
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From: Stewart on 01/08/2004
Same problem here

ok have talked to teckie friends and here is the list of suggestions

mechanical fault in hdd will cause this
IRQ conflict
overheating
bios problems


ps try running scan disk this will tell you if it is anything to do with your hdd. (look for bad sectors)
PS before anyone says it. Your hdd stores your swop files so if your hdd is causing problems it could crash the computer

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From: gobi on 12/30/2003
ive been havin this prob too....its really doing my head in. Nothing ive seen anyehere works. i have now got to the point where im thinkin of just gettin a new machine. This many people with the prob thers gotta be some one out there.

Heelp me please, before i murder my machine. i have also tried kicking and punching my machine whist swearing loudly to scare it but..nothin.

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From: DF on 12/29/2003
I found that with mine, if it does this, I unplug the power to my cable modem and if it is in the middle of a freeze, when it comes back it's fine.

That is, unless I plug the power back into the cable modem and when I do this "BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH" appears and my PC crashes completely.

To get round this, I just shut down the PC whilst the modem is unplugged and then plug the modem back in, reboot the PC and all should be fine.

Bl**dy computers, they're a pain in the neck when they don't work properly !!

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From: Justyn on 12/09/2003
Ok ladies and gents...i'll make this short because i honestly cant tell when this computer here is gunna freeze up on me AGAIN...
Ive read many of the posts here and I can relate to many of them.
My problem is basically the same...im running a Duron 1.3ghz on a chaintec 7AIA5 Motherboard. 256MB RAM, and a 64MB Ati Radeon 7500 video card. Ive spent many times pushing the reset button because at random, the entire thing stops responding.Mouse no longer moves, if there is audio playing...it will repeat the last sound it made before it freezes very quickly...almost like a buzzing. I recently reinstalled Windows XP on it but very soon after, it continues doing the same thing. Ive been told that my video card may be over heating or quite possibly the processor itself is cutting out. Im posting this in hopes of a near future answer to mine and possibly everyone elses problems. If you have anything that might help, please, share with us. And trust me, the sooner, the better...this dent on the case is getting bigger and bigger. thanks!
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From: Pete on 11/21/2003
I have the same problem. I replaced my video card thinking that could be it because it happens every time I play a game. But it happens at other times too like when I just go to a website and sometimes even during startup. It wasn't the video card. A friend of mine has the same processor and hard drive, so I swapped them one day while formatting his computer thinking it could be one of them and it would be cheaper to just give him the broken piece of crap, but it wasn't! I have a 2.4Ghz P4 running on a Soyo Dragon LITE motherboard with 1GB of Kingston ValueRAM. I currently have an 8X DVD Burner and a DVD Drive, a zip drive and a floppy. I have a 300Watt Power supply which could be the reason, but I don't think so because I unplugged all the drives except my DVD burner and hard drive for a while to no avail. I still got the same annoying freezing problem. I have found a way to not let it be as annoying though... Ctrl-S after every period! Any new ideas by anyone, please help! I gave up an All-in-Wonder RADEON for a piece of crap Geforce for this already!
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From: Mike on 10/31/2003
I fixed it! I took out my graphics card and sound card.. they were burning up.. so I put them back in,took a house fan and left the case open, so the air blows into the case to keep it really cool.. and now it all works fine. Very strange.. but it works.. so my conclusion is it's an overheating issue. Could be fixed by a better heatsink fan or just by using a full size fan for the whole case, kinda ugly but it does the trick.
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From: Mike on 10/31/2003
someone has to have some idea of how to fix this.
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From: Mike on 10/22/2003
I don't get it though, because the inside cant have anything to do with it because like I said.. Each time when I took my computer back to my old town it worked fine, then when I brought it to this town (different locations) the problem came back.. The temperature here is about the same as back home, so I doubt that's causing it.
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From: Daniel on 10/22/2003
When you move stuff it gets bent/warped and or is there a temp or moisture change?
I had a computer that crashed till I put a folded up business card under one corner. I found that when I pressed down on that corner it would crash, so I put something under it to keep it up, no more problem for 5 years.
These circuit boards are multi layer and damage easily.
Pull out everything and clean contacts and plug them back in, something got jarred during the move.
Needs a new motherboard? Maybe.
Cool spray and a hair dryer may find a temp changing problem, not too much of either though!

Only a full time UPS would give you clean power all the time, most of them just switch when there's a power problem. You could use a power conditioner, but I don't think that's your problem.
As for power, the first thing that happens on switching power supplies is they turn the AC to pure DC with a CAP first thing to smooth out any problems, UPS switch over times of 2ms is typical, you can see that in with a 60W light bulb, it blinks.

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From: Mike on 10/21/2003
I have the same exact problem everyone is mentioning here BUT.. let me tell you a little about it..

Before I moved to my new apartment I lived in Hinesville and everything was fine. I never had this problem. Then I brought my computer to my friends house who lives in Marietta and it started having this problem.. Then I brought it back home and again.. worked great.. Then I moved out to Marietta a few months later, to a different apartment and it starts acting up again.

So I'm thinking it has something to do with the power output in this town. Like the plugs arnt outputting a constant voltage or something.. My computer dosn't freeze randomly. It freezes when either memory usage nears its peak, such as when playing any graphics intensive game, using adobe premiere, over-multitasking.. It also freezes if I accidently bump into the desk or shake the desk a little too hard.. this baffles me completely..

I'm running an Geforce 3 ti500.. a lot of people with nvidia cards seem to have this problem.. If we can all narrow it down to what exactly is causing this we can fix this..

I'm gonna try plugging my computer into a UPS to see if that helps at all..

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From: sb on 09/29/2003
i'm having the same problem... i've been livin with it for a while but i'm gonna try this BIOS FIX that ppl mention. The description at this link doesn't describe my problem though, but its worth a shot.... there are some other 'fixes' there that might be of interest to you as well.

Check out this site:
http://ciscdb.sel.sony.com/cgi-bin/select-p-n.pl

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From: George on 09/01/2003
I'm having the same problem, only that when I reboot my computer sometimes it won't even reboot, the screen will go blank and do nothing, then sometimes (if lucky) after hitting the reset button several times it will come back. One other thing is I have noticed that as long as the mouse is moving it is less likley to hang up. However once the computer is on for about 5 minutes I don't have to worry about it at all, it will remain on for hours, even days, runing all programs as usual, then if I reset the problem comes back.

Please HELP....!!!!

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From: Skyler on 09/01/2003
I forgot to post in the last one that I haven't tried checking for IRQ conflicts.How do I do that?
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From: Skyler on 09/01/2003
Same problem here.Custom comp: 512MB Ram, 800MHZ Intel P3 Processor,(unknown motherboard).I have tried all of the above, nothing works.Can anybody help?
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From: Angie on 08/23/2003
This is probably either a utility running at startup or a download that has conflicts with your operating system.
Check for programmes by Symantec such as Norton Ghost starting at bootup.
Just an idea as I had a similar problem.The oe operating system usually works fine until tampered with by the user!!
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From: Billy on 08/12/2003
To check your hardware, go to mandrake.com and download the first CD, install it and use it for a while, you can install it on to an old HD if you like.
This will give you a idea if it's the hardware or OS.
You should also be only using the Opera or Mozilla browser, never ever use IE.
Try to stay away from microsoft products and have a better life.
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From: HAL9000 on 08/12/2003
My problem wasn't fixed.. it started freezing again! no ctrl-alt-delete , nothing! i have to cut power to regain control. AHH the comps are consipiring against us!! its a gobal consipiricy! ahhhhh someone tell me whats wrong! its not overheat, driver prob, software prob, memory prob, what else is there?
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From: HAL9000 on 08/01/2003
Same exact problem on my sony vaio desktop comp, it will just totally FREEZE at random times. Heres some things I did that seemed to fix it, not sure which did the trick, but I got them all from other posts on the same problem i read. I checked for IRQ conflicts with all my devices (i found one and un-installed my dial up modem to fix since i have cable- probably was the reason it was freezing) I also reformatted my whole comp! - this was a mistake, since there was no reason to. (i thought it could be a registry problem) It still froze after it was reformatted. I opened up my case and re-inserted all my RAM and made sure all plugs and stuff are tight. I also rebooted into BIOS and checked temp, it wasn't overheating. I also updated mindows/video drivers/BIOS/ and about everything else I could find to update. thats all I did i think, not sure what else to say.
-HAL
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From: Michael on 08/01/2003
Had a similar problem on a Sony Vaio laptop. Sony posts fixes on its website and a BIOS fix fixed my problem. Your manufacturer may have something similar.

Some of those Windows Updates break other parts of our systems.

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From: Kim on 07/30/2003
and there's about 30 messages dealing with video card problems, RAM problems several other things it could possibly be, so do some reading and try some stuff, it's your life, try being responsible for yourself and learn something

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From: Meg on 07/30/2003
please someone help respond :( There's 3 people already with this problem.
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From: Eijhu on 07/28/2003
I've got a similar problem: In my case everything works fine as long as I don't play any games. As soon as I start playing - Dungeon Keeper II, Freelancer, Priston Tale, you name it - I run the risk of my machine freezing up on me.
Nothing works; no Ctrl-Alt-Del, no Alt-F4: Nothing!

Is there anyone out there who might know why our machines conspire against us?

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From: Meg on 07/28/2003
bump?
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From: Meg on 07/25/2003
I actually have this same problem. Can anyone else answer this?
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