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Computer Freezes Randomly, Dont Know Why


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#1 sandbombmoh

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 12:18 PM

I need some help. My computer keeps freezing. You see it all started one day when the government suddenly switched off the power in the country. I woke up to find my computer shut down. And after starting it..it ran fine for a few days before the the USB starting acting eeerie..everytime id insert a USB Device the computer would freeze. So i took out all USB devices and stopped using them. 3-4 weeks later, my computer started freezing every 15 hours or so. Then after a few days, it started to freeze more commonly. and i am up to a point, where if i listen to music, GO online, or run Ghprograms, my computer would freeze.

I run windows XP sp2, ihave an amd Athlon k6 1.66 GHzmother board (mercury) which i bought 2-3 years ago. I have a 40 Gb hard disk, 512 Mb RAM, MSI ndvidia 128 MB mx4000 graphix card.

I have run Online scanning (bitdefender), Spybot search and destroy, adware...theyve gotten rid of anything that might have been found, and it still freezes, what do i do?

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 12:55 PM

Hard shutdowns (like a power outage) can corrupt software and damaqe hardware.

I suggest running checkdisk to see what it finds, then reboot and defragment.

Do you have a Windows XP installation disk for your Windows installation?

Edited by Enthusiast, 18 September 2006 - 12:56 PM.


#3 sandbombmoh

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:07 PM

I already chkdsked it, it came up with nothing, and yes, i do have the windows xp installation CD

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:15 PM

Run the System File Checker utility to make sure all system files are correct.

Sfc /scannow

Start -> Run and type in
cmd

Then, in the black box that appears (DOS emulator), type

sfc /scannow

Make sure that you leave a space between the sfc and the /.

Windows will then check that all operating system files are in place and original.

#5 sandbombmoh

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:23 PM

That's going to be a little hard to do since my computer keeps freezing, i cant get anywhere without it freezing.It's hard enough starting windows, Scanning would only freeze it up.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:53 PM

If it completed a check disk it should run sfc.

Can you open it in safe mode?

Edited by Enthusiast, 18 September 2006 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2006 - 03:33 PM

It freezes in Safe mode too




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