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Xp Pro Stalls On Inactivity Or While Working

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#1 Rambo


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Posted 17 August 2008 - 11:18 PM


I've got an issue that's been bugging me for weeks. :thumbsup: I believe this issue started after a major spyware infection, however my system was cleaned as per guidance from the HJT forum. Very often after leaving my system for a while when I come back to it, it has completely frozen and doesn't respond to anything. I am able to turn CAPS on and off, however end up having to hold the power button for several seconds to shut down the system and do a cold boot. I have also encountered similar freezing/stalling on occasion, while busy working.

My system is a Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop: AMD Athlon 64 x2/1.7GHz with 1GB RAM and 120GB Hard Drive.

I hope someone can lead me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 11:19 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 of the freeze 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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