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computer lockup

by gb93 / April 25, 2008 10:02 AM PDT

I'm running XP on my my computer that I built myself. My problem is that seance I've been back from a week vacationing, my computer locks up and and will not respond to ANY command after a half hour of no use. AVG found nothing and my start up looks fine. I am considering reinstalling windows but is there another fix. I can troubleshoot most hardware faults but I'm not to good at troubleshooting windows.

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That time issue sounds like heat.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2008 9:19 PM PDT
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Try the usual test. Remove the case cover and if the time changes then you need to check your work. The simplest gaffe I encounter is the new builder didn't put heatsink compound on the CPU+Heatsink. They thought it was optional since it worked for a time.

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by gb93 / April 26, 2008 5:27 AM PDT

My computer has worked fine for over a year (AMD based)

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(NT) Then you'll have to take it to a repair shop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 26, 2008 6:37 AM PDT
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