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desk top freezes after initial boot

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#1 etepper1


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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:44 PM

After i boot up, my desk top freezes after being usable for a while. Have to reboot computer and it is very annoying. What can I do to fix this?

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:28 PM

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:43 AM

I am assuming that the basic hardware troubleshooting has not been dealt with.

Ok here we go.

1. Please check if your CPU internals are free from dust bunnies and the like. A can of air will really help.
2. Boot at safe mode. Since you posted on Windows XP, restart your computer, before you see the windows logo hit F8 on your keyboard and boot at safe mode.
3. On safe mode, check if the computer is not freezing.
If yes, its either that you have OS issues or hardware issue.
If no, its most likely that once of your start up items is / are causing this problem. Perhaps an expired AV.

Do this : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/qui...ows-xp-startup/

4. Boot regularly and check if the problem persist.

Please post your results.
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#4 Gabrial


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Posted 13 October 2010 - 01:37 PM

When you say "locks up", do you mean the desktop stops responding to mouse clicks, or does the mouse stop moving too?

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