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Windows XP freezes after approx 10 minutes of inactivity


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playgroundlove

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Hello, please help me if you can. This is a similar problem to http://www.geekstogo...ty-t218768.html

I am running Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3 installed on a Dell Dimension 3100.

I am not running a screensaver and Hibernation is deactivated.

I've emptied my Prefetch folder.

I have 104GB of free space on the hard drive.

If I leave my computer inactive for around 10 minutes, it completely freezes. Usually, all program icons and the taskbar disappear leaving only my desktop background. Ctrl-Alt-Del does not respond, meaning I have to shut down the computer manually by using the button on the hard drive.

Facedown 98 advised the user to download Winaudit and then analysed the report to find drivers that were out of date. Do you think this will work for me?

Please can someone advise me.

With thanks.
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Does this happen when you boot into safe mode too?
http://lifehacker.co...s-xp-031440.php
Follow the steps entailed in the article above. Disabling the indexing service once was the solution to a problem like yours that I faced.
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I agree with edge2022

Indexing service is a big problem causer for this event. The same thing happened to me when I troubleshooted 5 different XP computers. I turned off the indexing service, and the problem solved!



Edit: Welcome to Geeks to Go :)

Edited by DragonMaster Jay, 10 April 2009 - 01:56 PM.

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Thanks, guys. I think that did the trick.
Much appreciated!
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Good to see that this is resolved... :)
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