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LouiseMorris

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Well yea like the title says, my computer always randomly crashes and freezes. Usually when i start it up, it will crash maybe 6-7 times then start running normally. But it still randomly shuts down or freezes even as well after it starts to work. I'm pretty sure its not the HD overheating from the fan, so any other ideas?
If it matters i use Windoze XP, hope sum1 can help me or i'm probually goin to use a big hammer on my computer :whistling:
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well, first of all, you should get windows xp--windoze xp is just a cheap knock-off

I'd bet a dollar it is the power supply by your description
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Heh i nevr liked windows anyways... i really should switch to linux but i r 2 nub :whistling:

Umm and wut should i do about the power supply, simple small words plz :help: ,i'm not at my best with such little sleep :blink:
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Well, as a test. drop in another one. A power supply is held to the case with 4 screws. It is connected to the motherboard with 1 or two plastic plugs (molexes) that have a small latch on it so be careful while removing.

It is connected to drives by 4-pin molexes

I have a known good power supply that I carry with me when on jobs...you can unplug the the power supply in teh case and connect teh one outside the case without ever removing the old one while testing to make sure that is the issue....got write up a guide for this one of these days...
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My computer is pretty old so power supply problems fits :whistling:
Thanks, i'll try that out and fingers crossed it will work.
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