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Nothing, I didn't do anything different, it jst started crashing one day.
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by crashing during scan disk...does that mean that it froze? or restarted the machine?
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If your computer is clean it's very possible it's a hardware issue that's causing your system to crash. Does your system crash at random or are you able to recreate the crashing? If it crashes at random then I'd suspect that there is possibly a hard drive issue at hand or a hardware issue at hand.
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by crashing during scan disk...does that mean that it froze? or restarted the machine?

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It just freezes.

When it crashes it can be at random, or it seems random. Most of the time though, it's caused by something specific. Flash animations, games, printing, burning CD's & Photoshop sometimes.
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so by "crash" in all of these instances you mean locks up? (sorry to be a stickler but...there is a difference in approach)
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Depends on what you mean by 'locks up'. When it crashes or whatever you wanna call it, it just freezes, and not or like a minute. The only thing I can do is just switch it off, nothing works, CTRL + ALT + DEL doesn't work, nothing.
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try testing your ram with this http://www.memtest86.com/

and also do this
start > run, type
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

Look under systems and applications for items with red Xs that happened at the SAME time as your problem...list them here.
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I tried running Memtest and it crashed, then I ran the eventvwr.msc
and couldn't find anything that happened at the time of the crash.
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