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#1 Derrek

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:31 PM

Hey guys, I'm running Windows XP w/ SP3. For a while now it has been prone to freeze up occasionally but it seems like it's been getting worse lately. Primarily this happens when on the internet, usually a page w/ flash content. But this also sometimes happen when running apps, such as Word, Powerpoint, or games. I'm not sure if this is a software or a hardware issue. Not too long ago my mobo died, and I'm not entirely sure the guy doing the install knew what he was doing. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:28 AM

Look in the Event Viewer and see what errors are showing up at the times that this is happening.

Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer.

On the right side of the page you will see the options Applications, Security, and Systems, double click on Systems. There are eight columns on this page, the three that you will want are Type, Date, Time, and Event.

The errors will appear in the Type column, they are red dots with a white X inside of them.

Warnings will appear as a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark inside.

When you see an error, double click on it and see what the description is.

Please post the error code/s found in the Event column and the descriptions back in this topic.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:21 PM

Looks like most of my errors listed are the 2 types here. Hope this helps. Pretty sure the first error listed was a freeze. The others I'm not sure about.


Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10010
Date: 2/15/2009
Time: 11:52:03 AM
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: D-HOME
Description:
The server {222F1C6D-F430-4B76-B3F1-1FE92E214AD3} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: atapi
Event Category: None
Event ID: 9
Date: 2/13/2009
Time: 10:19:40 AM
User: N/A
Computer: D-HOME
Description:
The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort1, did not respond within the timeout period.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 0f 00 50 00 01 00 a4 00 ..P....
0008: 00 00 00 00 09 00 04 c0 .......
0010: 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0030: 00 00 00 00 07 00 00 00 ........
0038: 40 00 00 0e 00 00 00 00 @.......
0040: 00 00 0c 20 48 01 00 00 ... H...
0048: ff 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 .......
0050: 38 62 39 00 10 4e 92 85 8b9..N’…
0058: 00 00 00 00 a8 61 9f 86 ....a٠
0060: 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0068: a3 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 .......
0070: 00 ff 00 00 00 00 00 00 .......

Event Type: Error
Event Source: atapi
Event Category: None
Event ID: 9
Date: 2/12/2009
Time: 8:29:16 PM
User: N/A
Computer: D-HOME
Description:
The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort1, did not respond within the timeout period.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 0f 00 50 00 01 00 a4 00 ..P....
0008: 00 00 00 00 09 00 04 c0 .......
0010: 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0030: 00 00 00 00 07 00 00 00 ........
0038: 40 00 00 0e 00 00 00 00 @.......
0040: 00 00 0c 20 48 01 00 00 ... H...
0048: ff 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 .......
0050: 38 62 39 00 38 66 1b 86 8b9.8f.†
0058: 00 00 00 00 a8 61 9f 86 ....a٠
0060: 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0068: a3 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 .......
0070: 00 ff 00 00 00 00 00 00 .......

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:43 PM

Do these help, or should I add more errors from earlier in the log?

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:17 PM

Check your devices in Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). Look for any "!", "?" or "X" symbols.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:04 PM

The only thing showing is my printer, which has an ! by it. I think this may be because I'm currently in safe mode, but I'll check for newer drivers for it anyway. Also, my computer has begun getting hung up on a screen with nothing but a series of white dots at the bottom prior to loading windows. It did it twice when I tried to reboot, so I was forced to start up in safe mode.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:14 AM

The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort1, did not respond within the timeout period.

This error is sometimes caused by a faulty CD drive.

Try disabling your CD drive in the Device Manager and see if there is any improvement.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:42 PM

Tried that. It didn't make any difference.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:48 PM

Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After its finished it will restart into Windows automatically.
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 02:30 PM

Well, I resolved the problem by upgrading to a new pc. :thumbsup:




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