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Hi Guys, we have recently started having major problems with our main pc. It has been seizing up at random times and we have to hold in the power button to restart when it does this, which i know is not a good thing to do but there is no other way round it. It only seems to do this when Winamp or BS Player is running, its a fairly high spec pc so there may be some kind of hardware problem or something, i'm no expert so if you have any suggestions as to what it may be please help


Specs Amd Athlon 64 4000+ 2.4gh
1.87g Corsair Ram
Radeon x300
Audigy 2 zs platinum pro
2 x 300 gig Sata Hd
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop

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