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#1 Tandle

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:42 PM

I'm running XP, I'm not entirely sure on exactly which version but my problem is this: my computer seems to freeze randomly, usually only when I'm watching some sort of videos. I can't watch any sort of youtube type site at all, of the few times I've tried my comp will freeze within 30 seconds. If it's a video I have downloaded onto one of my two harddrives it's not so bad, but it still freezes randomly, with some days being worse than others. I've had days where I can watch videos all day and it won't give me problems, but other days I can't watch videos for 2 minutes before It'll freeze(takes about 8 minutes to completely start up if I don't Task manager anything on startup)... I also once in a long while will notice my computer freezing up when I'm doing nothing more than listening to music. I know my big harddrive that holds all my music and videos has been screwed up in the past, but I'm not sure if that might be a reason or not. I simply assumed it was some sort of graphics issue like maybe my graphics card was dying out, but I don't know a whole lot about computers so it could very well be something else. Any help appreciated!

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:58 PM

System manufacturer and model...if custom-built, then motherboard manufacturer and model?

Laptop or desktop?

How much RAM installed in the system?

How much hard drive free space? How much total space for the C: partition?

Have you checked for possible system overheating?

Cleaning A Laptop Computer - http://mobileoffice.about.com/od/usingyour...cleanlaptop.htm

Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/

Have you tried running chkdsk /r, using the Graphical Version interface?

XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html Put check marks in both options (Automatically Fix and Scan For).

Have you defragged your hard drives lately?

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:46 PM

I have very little space on my C drive, usually about 250 MB(Its about 8 gigs I believe). I'm not entirely sure where all the space has gone on it.. when I have no pictures, music or anything at all at most I seem to only get up to 700 MB.. Due to having such a low amount I can't defrag cause it won't let me.. I'm not sure about how much RAM is in it or what the models and such are..I don't really know where to look for those kindve things

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 11:50 PM

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php -- CPU-Z (finds system info)

http://www.ccleaner.com/ CCleaner (DO NOT use the registry plugin)

http://www.vcn.com/knowledgebase/article.php?id=198 -- how to shrink the size of the recycle bin

http://www.5starsupport.com/faq/xp-system-restore.htm#1-10 -- how to resize system restore.


that should get you going.

Edited by Michael-Anthony, 03 December 2008 - 11:59 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:47 AM

This computer got passed down to me so I'm not entirely sure if it's custom built or not, Says that the comp has 1 gig of RAM..

http://www.abit.com.hw That's what it says For Manufacturer? Model # is... 8363-686A(KT7,KT7,-RAID)

I'm not sure if the computer is just overheating or not, it's Underneathe my computer desk like..where a file cabinet spot would slide out if it was an office desk. It's up against the wall but the fan is blowing away from the wall.

Thank you as well Michael for the links, I think they cleared up space but I might have to restart to get it to update, not sure yet..

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 10:06 PM

Still no change, still having troubles. I moved the recycle bins but still have next to no space. Managed to do a defrag in safe mode because for some reason I have a gig more space in safe mode, but didnt clear anything up

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 10:24 PM

Right click on My Computer
Select Properties
Click System Restore Tab
Does a Slider Show
If it does Slide it back to 3%
Click apply

have you Ccleaner
You could also run Check Disc

Again Go to My Computer
Right Click Open it
On C:Drive
Right Click on it
Select Properties
Click The Tools Tab
Click Check Now
Put Check in Both Boxes
Press Start
Restart Your computer
Chkdsk /r takes about 2 hours
maybe more depending on your harddrive
DO NOT DISTURB THIS

Good Luck




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