XP random freezes since computer was new
Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:50 PM
Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:17 PM
what do you do yo get it back going again
Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:38 PM
Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:59 PM
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Open the Display icon.
3. Click the Desktop tab.
4. Click the Customize Desktop button.
5. Click the Web tab in the Desktop Items window.
If you wish to enable the Active Desktop, check "My Current Home Page". Add your current home page into your desktop or click New to add another web page and/or other Active Desktop features. To update the content, click the Synchronize button.
If you wish to disable Active Desktop, make sure all checkboxes in this window are un-checked.
info from here-
See if that works.
Post the results please.
Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:20 AM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:16 AM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:36 AM
Check your power settings.
Right click the desktop
at the bottom is the power settings
be sure to turn off 'hibernation' in that tab
Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:47 PM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:05 PM
Can you think of anything that runs when you are not using your computer?
Backup programs, scanners, defrag utilities.....
Also, what screensaver are you using?
Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:22 AM
Posted 29 April 2008 - 07:13 PM
Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:28 PM
How much memory do you have and what kind of processor?
Right click 'My Computer' and the info will be there.
And while you are in that window.
Click the advanced tab.
Click on startup and Recovery. Settings
Un check restart computer on errors.
So we can check logs and error codes.
And also the performance settings.
Click settings and tell me what the virtual memory settings are.
Sysrem managed or something else.
System managed is best most of the time.
unless you have a ton of memory installed.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:42 PM
Memory shouldn't be problem,
unless you have a bad memory stick or they don't match up well.
Which I don't think is the case.
But please tell me how much memory you have and the brand of each stick if you know.
This is what I need to know from the info you provided-
1. what screensaver are you using
2. What antivirus are you using
3. have you installed any hardware of any kind recently
4. what other programs, that you know of, are running when you leave the computer alone
Ok? can you provide this info and do you need help to find the answers.
This could also be an overheating issue.
What is the processor and does it have a fan on it.
All processors require cooling techniques.
It could be over heating or another issue.
download and run this.
Save the report and post it.
Open Control Panel
Look for "!" or X's or other signs of trouble by the event within the past 24 hours.
Post them here also.
If we can rule out a software issue then it's hardware.
I need to know what software runs when not using the computer.
Or I just don't know how else to help.
Does this freeze happen when you are doing anything on the computer?
Background programs (most user installed ones) will stop to let you do things on your computer.
Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:37 AM
The system cannot find the file specified."
Using "Dream Aquarium" Screensaver but have used Windows installed with same results.
Edited by houston6165, 30 April 2008 - 04:38 AM.
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