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Many times this can be the root of your problem. I made new windows installation -> no help, then try change every part in computer to another (except motherboard) -> no help after that I tried to using IDE drive (before so first you should check your keyword. People are too quick to assume it's a software problem, when, often, it IS a hardware problem. Check This Out

You might also try doing some basic maintenance. Mar 8, 2005 #3 Kirei Blossom TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 172 Okay, thanks. I ****** up 2 Powersupplies with that in my life. 1st: try to lower your graphical power with the Softwaredriver installed. 2nd: try to get a new PowerSuppy with + 50 sign-up, it takes less than a minute and it's free!

Windows Xp Freezes After A Few Minutes

and its completely random and doesn't matter what I'm doing at the time. I don't think I have any CDs to burn .iso on.Your hard drive is a Western Digital (WDC WD3200JS-60PDB0). I looked in Event Viewer and for both times when my computer froze today, in the Application Log, it had errors for a source from "VSS" and "Event Manager". Show Ignored Content Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement cnet Reviews All Reviews Audio Cameras Laptops Phones Roadshow Smart Home Tablets TVs News All News Apple Crave Internet Microsoft Mobile This will hopefully eliminate any virus that might not otherwise be able to be removed in normal mode.Step 6Leave your computer on for an extended period in safe mode. Thank you, appreciate the help. I am not an Apple fanboy but I just can't ignore 10+ years of PC nightmares versus 7 months trouble free Mac usage.

For more details, check out Clean-the-Inside-of-a-Computer. What works and what doesn't work at that point? 2. "Safe Mode" -- as far as I know -- cannot be launched from the windows desktop. Allow it to run through at least 7 "passes" for minimal confidence; 12-24 hours for moderate-maximum confidence or until it registers any errors.The test can be stopped as soon as an Thank you for Keron Chew's post.

Under the Startup tab, uncheck all unnecessary items. ENTER HERE © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. Before you reformat, try cleaning your computer. It occurs the most when I am running an online game which I use to be able to run perfectly with any freezes.

Computer Freezes Randomly Windows Xp

Here's what happens: 1 - Computer freezes whenever it wants to. Most times you have no idea all the things it's trying to do & I'm not certian it does either. Windows Xp Freezes After A Few Minutes I have no clue why & have done numerous scans for viruses, spyware, etc. Windows Xp Keeps Freezing Mar 9, 2005 #6 mijcar TS Rookie Kirei, I am confused.

You could start the cycle again with Windows if you like, or as caa-noise has pointed out there are very good alternatives that don't slow down, randomly freeze, require anti-virus, cost his comment is here No, you need to re-install Windows. Then it works fine until it randomly locks up again. contact - {6F431AC3-364A-478b-BBDB-89C7CE1B18F6} - mscoree.dll (file missing) O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Attach Web page to ACT!

I seriously need to get this fixed, as I have not had the computer that long and need it for studying. This will open windows event viewer. Click here to join today! this contact form CONTRIBUTE TO OUR LEGAL DEFENSE All unused funds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

The freezes don't occur at a specific time either, sometimes it will occur 5 minutes after turning on the computer, and sometimes it will happen after 2 hours of activity on If your computer is fairly old (4 or 5 years, even), it could be a problem with the harddrive. In frustration, I was forced to re-load the operating system from scratch as I had no files or documents that I needed to save and the restore point didn't work.

While unchecking boxes, in the Startup section, there is 2 ctfmon items.

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You may also... Around 7 times out of 10, right before it freezes, the mouse or cursor becomes huge in size, and I can move it around a bit until the system completely hangs When I turn it off and on again, it always freezes again during startup, so I have to go into Safe Mode and shut it down from there, after which it Is there anything else I can do?*I am currently attempting to see if my drivers need updating to check if that helps.

It's always difficult to get a sense of how widespread such problems are from tracking message board posts--and every computer ever made has had problems--but the volume of such complaints regarding Will try power supply change then motherboard... If you can run the system for a decent length of time in safe mode, try rebooting back into normal mode and disabling your device drivers from "My Computer" properties, one