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#1 rahrah094

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:51 AM

Hello everyone,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2, 2.00 GB Ram, Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2370 1.73 GHz processor

This laptop worked fine up till yesterday when it suddenly froze. I thought nothing of it but had to shutdown illegally. I was working again today when a few seconds after startup, it froze again when the weather channel desktop feed was booting. I thought that might be the problem so I uninstalled it. I had to do another illegal shutdown because the computer did not "de-freeze". Later I turned it back on and this happened again. I have no idea why this is happening because it alternates now. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes it freezes completely. Can anyone help diagnose this?

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:40 PM

Run a free antivirus like MSE:
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Update windows:
http://www.ehow.com/how_6907877_fix-pc-freeze_ups.html

#3 Allan

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:42 PM

Open task manager to the processes tab, sort on the cpu column with highest usage at the top (double-click on the word "cpu" at the top) and leave task manager open. Next time the system hangs look and see if any process is pegged at or near 100% and let us know.




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