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Freeze up

by tedediger / April 23, 2004 12:53 AM PDT

My computer freezes on an irregular basis, like once a day, sometimes every hour or so. It had windows ME when I purchased it. I upgraded to XP but no different. I also upgraded the RAM from 64 to 256, no different. I took the cover of thinking it was a heat problem no different. The fan works ok.
Any other ideas? this is a compaq desktop 750MHZ.

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Re:Freeze up
by David Chan / April 23, 2004 2:46 AM PDT
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You didn't say if you did an upgrade install of XP or a clean install.

An upgrade installation would carry over the problems.

XP works best when clean installed.

Other possible causes are Spyware/Parasites from running Kazaa/Imesh/P2P Networks.
Scan with Ad-Aware, SpyBot, Stinger & CWShredder to make sure your PC is not infested with spybots.

Are the BIOS & motherboard drivers installed as well as all device drivers?

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Re:Freeze up
by Mystcal1 / April 23, 2004 2:51 AM PDT
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Have you tried cleaning out your temporary internet files (otherwise known as cookies), and have you deleted all your temporary files?

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