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helpme5

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After working on the computer for 15 to 20 minutes, my computer crashes. It makes no difference what I am doing. After it crashes, I have to wait at least 30 minutes before it will startup at all. I am dial-up so I usually cannot download anything completely before it crashes. I have run Norton virus check and it says that there are no viruses. I would like to run other virus/spybot scans, but am unable to download them in my limited time. The task lists does not show any unusual programs. I did do a registry fix, then after it crashed several times, it reloaded an old registry. Please help.
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dsenette

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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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It says it cannot find the file. I am running windows 98.
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This may simply be a temp problem. Open up the case and check to see all the fans are running. Also if you can get some compressed air (local computer store), blow out all the dust from the fans, and everywhere else... especially around the CPU.
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Dear Helpme5,
I am also experiencing a same type of problem which I have posted under the title "Windows freezes frequently". I think 'Makai' is right that it may be a simple temperature problem relating to hardware rather than software. Because for the same type of problem, I had formatted my 'C' drive and reinstalled Windows 98. But the problems still exists. I have done system check by scandisk for hard drive bad sector, Norton Anti-virus-2003 and AVG 7.30 for viruses, Spybot S&D 1.4 for spywares and trozans and hijack this for other problems but could not find any problems. You may try these software for system checking. But the prolem may be some voltage and/or temperature fluctuation in the mother board. Check it with a freeware like motherboard monitor. You can take the help of a system mechanic for servicing of your CPU if you are using a desktop.

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