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Computer Freezes

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#1 flashtube


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Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:09 PM

I have Windows 2000 pro with sp4 and have updated with Microsoft Update site to this day 03/01/07. I also have Norton 2007 anti-virus installed. The freezing has been occurring since 08/2006. The only other thing that was installed in this PC was extra RAM. It freezes completely in about two hours. The only way to unfreeze is to pull the plug or hold in the power button. What could be causing this to happen? Thank you!

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#2 nigglesnush85


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Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:21 PM


It could be a number of things, if you bring up the taskmanager, how many processes are running during a typical day?
also, how often do you defrag the system?


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Posted 02 March 2007 - 12:00 AM

With a computer of that age I would look for bad capacitors, there was an industrial espionage incident that resulted in the market being flooded with caps that eventually failed. Electrolytic capacitors look like miniature soda cans, they should be flat on their top. A bad cap may have a domed top and may even have leaks at their base.

You might also look in the event viewer to see if anything is showing at those times.

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 03:33 AM

You might want to do a memory test here

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