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#1 help4me


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Posted 24 May 2007 - 06:33 PM

any suggestions or comments feel free to say what ever is on your mind.

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#2 JohnWho


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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:43 PM

Lots of questions, although I may sign off in a bit, the answers will help others.

Exactly what is it doing? Locking up at boot, after it boots, when you run a program, etc.?

If you are getting an error message, what is it?

Which OS are you using - 95/98/Me?

Anything else you can tell us that may help, like a new software program you installed, new hardware, etc.?

I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 10:33 PM

I'll jump in here, in the off-chance that I can help without further info:

If it runs OK for a while, then suddenly locks up, it's often bad memory. There are other possibilities, such as an overheating processor.

For the processor, if you have no software to tell you what your fans are doing, it's a good idea to open the case and make sure that the processor fan (as well as any power supply fans) is turning at speed, and not covered with lint and that the heatsink beneath the fan isn't clogged.

For the memory, you need a memory checker, such as Memtest86+, which will have to be downloaded and burned to a CD or floppy. For the CD, you need software that will burn an .iso file. Instructions at the site.

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