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Gateway computer locks up

by 2 EYES / April 2, 2007 1:00 PM PDT

I have a Gateway Version 2000, model # performance 866. It has 996 MHZ, 512 MB of Ram. It had windows 2000 professional loaded. I had loaded windows xp professional service pack 2. It did not lock up for six months, worked great. But now when I am on line, or on msn messenger the computer locks up. I have cleaned out any dust in the computer. I have ran system mechanic . Also checked for viruses. Now I'm at wits end of how to stop this computer from locking up. Where do I go from here. Please help.

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How about a spyware check?
by linkit / April 3, 2007 5:35 AM PDT
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Re: avg spyware check
by 2 EYES / April 3, 2007 11:14 AM PDT

Thank-you but I already tried it. No change.

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