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System Freezes after prolonged inactivity

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#1 geno368


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Posted 06 May 2010 - 07:18 AM

I am working on a Dell pc running XP Professional. When I do not use it for an hour or so, it freezes everything up and when you try to wake it up sometimes I will get a constant beep out of the tower. I have to reboot to get it to respond. I have run virus scans and 2 spyware/malware detections on it with nothing found. I am thinking possibly the PS. Any other troubleshooting steps?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 06 May 2010 - 02:40 PM

I would check for overheating...in addition to determining what the beep codes are for that system.

Freezing is often a sign of overheating, among other things.


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