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XP freezes when not doing anything


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Hello_Moto

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Hi guys,

After a bit of help here please

I got my friends computer here which I said I would fix for him. It was in the shop and got a new motherboard and cpu fitted and since he got it back there have been problems. It boots up fine and loads Windows XP, but after about 5 minutes, it just freezes and nothing happens and it has to be physically switched off - any ideas on what it could be ?

I disabled everything that was running to see what was making it do this, so now, the only thing that is running in the background is the AV software (McAfee - which i had disabled too) and his wireless box internet connection thing. Anyone any ideas on how this could be happening ?

Thanks very much

H_M
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Start > Run > Type eventvwr.msc > OK

Do you have any Errors or Warnings in the Application or System Section?
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Hi and thanks for your reply.

No, not really. This is an error in the System part named 'Service Control Manager' but it's not listed as many times as it crashes.
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