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#1 Jennifer Lynne

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 04:37 PM

I have Xp Media Edition, I have 2g of Ram, and two 160g hard drives, (they were RAID and now they are not) this is a alienware laptop.

I do graphic and Video editing, and I would think that 2g would be plenty to edit a video?

I keep all my files, and music etc on the second hard drive that does not have the operating system.

Adobe Premier and Photoshop freeze often, any idea what it could be?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:24 PM

Run chkdsk /r on your system (or the Graphical Version of chkdsk)?

XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html

Defrag the system after chkdsk runs to completion?

10 Reasons Why Your Computer Runs Slow - - http://www.bestsecuritytips.com/xfsection+...rticleid+43.htm

Slow Computer - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22278


#3 Budapest


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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:38 PM

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.

To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Check in all the categories.

If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.

How To Use the Event Viewer
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