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Posted 04 March 2006 - 10:41 AM
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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:30 PM
I can think of a couple of hardware-related things that could be causing this. Memtest86 is invaluable for checking your memory. Bad memory will cause problems like this as well as worse problems. Another possibility is the processor - could be flawed or overheating. Do you have any way to check your motherboard and processor temps? You may have to use someone else's computer to download and burn Memtest86. It runs independently of the operating system and comes as an iso file, so you need to have burning software that can burn a disk from an iso.
Everest might help you find out your processor and motherboard temperature. They no longer have a free version, but you can download an older version here.
Also, I've seen problems with computers that don't have enough memory - I always recommend 512 mb of RAM for Windows XP.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:32 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 10:56 PM
Posted 06 March 2006 - 07:53 AM
Actually, I was referring to the amount of memory, but the condition of it is certainly an important consideration as well. Bad memory will work up to a point, then crash. Memtest86 is really handy to keep around . . .
Edited by metalNESS, 06 March 2006 - 08:25 PM.
Posted 07 March 2006 - 02:10 PM
That's odd - I've got version 2.20 and another earlier version 2.01 - at least that's what they look like according to their uninstalled filenames. I've got 2.01 installed on this machine. Aha - you can get 2.20 here.
Posted 07 March 2006 - 02:14 PM
Imminent loss of data is being predicted
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