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revjimc1956

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My son has a computer that freezes up frequently and crashes from time to time. When it crashes he has to re-install the operating system. He is using Windows XP - Home however he updated from Windows 98 to XP. Can somebody give us some insight how to resolve these problems? Your help is greatly appreciated.


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is his computer up to the task? does it meet all the minimum requirements for windows XP? (http://windows.about...l/aa011007a.htm)
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His computer is up to speed. He has two hard drives both 80 gig each, 1 gig of RAM, 2.2 gig speed, Abit NF7 - S2 motherboard.
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Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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try that....he may be going places you don't want to know about with the machine and getting some funky malware on the system
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Thanks a great deal! We found some problems we repaired via the various software that hopefully will correct this issue. You have been a great help.
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