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Intermittent system freeze

by nupi32tls / November 18, 2005 11:21 PM PST

Running XP Home edition. Suddenly the system will freeze up for approx 10 seconds, unlock itself, then for 10 seconds and then repeat. This happens after the system has been on for a while--15 to 60 minutes.
Makes no difference whether I am working or system is idle. Have done the properties thing, no good. Currently have printer, scanner, router, remote keyboard and intellimouse in hub plugged into usb ports
help, its driving me mad.
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The usual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2005 11:27 PM PST

A network share that is not there or any number of spyware or other pests can do that. From the hardware angle, an overheating computer (can be CPU or other parts) will do that too.

Start with the usual.

1. Right click on Network Neighborhood and disconnect shares.
2. Fetch EWIDO from and toss out what it finds.
3. Run WINSOCKXPFIX from to set that proper.
4. Run an online virus scan from HOUSECALL.
5. Remove the side case cover to see if heat is an issue.

The above 5 items usually sniffs this out.


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Network Neighborhood
by Hyperspace / November 21, 2005 6:51 AM PST
In reply to: The usual.

Where is that in XP?

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My Network Places,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 21, 2005 6:53 AM PST
In reply to: Network Neighborhood

either on your desktop, or in the Start menu


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