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Computer freezing

Ok so I have an Alienware x51 r3 and every time I boot it up after a couple minutes or even seconds it freezes this has been happening for about six months and I just recently got an oculus rift and every time I try to open the software it freezes what should I do?

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At 6 months, use the warranty.

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This is not something I'd fix myself.

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Change Alienware hard drive or move Oculus to another drive

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It could be the hard drive failure if you have purchased the computer for a long time. In that case, you need to replace current hard drive with new and larger one. You may want to complete replacing using some third party backup & restore software if don't want to do clean install.
If it is not the hard drive's issue, it could be software conflict between Oculus and some other programs. Did you install it on system partition? Close all other running software before starting Oculus. Or move it to another redundant partition like D drive or E drive using vrBackupper which is a free tool for backing up and restoring of Oculus Rift.

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Freezing

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If the machine is within the warranty period contact dell.

If outside the warranty remove the side panel and give the innards a good cleaning with some canned air.

Power it up and verify all the fans function....including the liquid cooling fan.

Leave the side panel off and test.

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