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Win Xp System Locks Up


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#1 Leg

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:22 AM

Home built system motherboard and memory 6 mo old

Win XP home Edition Version 2 w/sp3
Ecs PT890T-A
Intel Pentium D CPU 2.66 Ghz
2 Gig Kingston PC2-4200 533 MHz (1Gigx2) DDR2
2 hd (60 gig IDE, 100 Gig SATA)
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Nvidia geforce 7300se/7200gs
PCI SoftV92 Modem
Winfast TV2000 XP TVTUNER

Computer locks up and needs to be rebooted not only when downoading files but just sitting there doing whatever a computer does when just sitting there. No real high CPU usage indicated by Task Manager. Will rarely lock up while actually doing something such as browsing, or using Excel/Word.

Have already deleted most recent programs installed and other programs rarely used.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:32 AM

Home built system motherboard and memory 6 mo old

Win XP home Edition Version 2 w/sp3
Ecs PT890T-A
Intel Pentium D CPU 2.66 Ghz
2 Gig Kingston PC2-4200 533 MHz (1Gigx2) DDR2
2 hd (60 gig IDE, 100 Gig SATA)
Floppy
Nvidia geforce 7300se/7200gs
PCI SoftV92 Modem
Winfast TV2000 XP TVTUNER

Computer locks up and needs to be rebooted not only when downoading files but just sitting there doing whatever a computer does when just sitting there. No real high CPU usage indicated by Task Manager. Will rarely lock up while actually doing something such as browsing, or using Excel/Word.

Have already deleted most recent programs installed and other programs rarely used.



Try running: http://www.memtest86.com

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 11:23 AM

Have you recently ran chkdsk /r, then defragged?

Check for possible overheating? CPU temp? Fans working properly?

Any problems when rendering video files?

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 04:42 PM

Ran Memtest suggested this afternoon.

2 passes with 0 errors each

Will run chkdisk /r tonight and will post results (if system keeps running all night)

Thanks in advance

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:51 PM

Always check internals as well, heat issues can cause problems like this. Make sure there is no excessive dust built up in the machine, or clogging the fans. Also check for blown capacitors on the mainboard, this can cause random lockups.
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:38 PM

I would also check my bios setup and check the fail safes temps, cpu, board, fans. I would leave it in this screen for a bit and see if you notice temps rising. Also after your system locks up do you have to do a hard reset and when your computer reboots do you get a system recovery error screen? If so, i would check the event viewer log then post it.




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