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willow28

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OK I'm pretty sure that this is a power management problem but, I'm NO Hardware Specialist. So here's the problem...
My PC is constantly freezeing and crashing. In other words what I mean is sometimes what ever is on the screen freezes up not allowing me to do anything except hit the reset button on the front of the PC's case then it quite naturally reboots and runs quite fine for a while again.Then othertimes it completely crashes and when that happens I USUALLY have to wait 5 mins and pull the power cord out then put it back in again then startup the PC and it runs fine for a while again.

SYSTEM SPECS:

Pentium 4 531 3.0G LGA775 PRES
GIGABYTE 8S648FX-775M/B 800FSB
512MB PC3200 DDR RAM
120GB 7200/2/IDE SEAGATE
ATI RADEON 9700 PRO 128M DDR TV/DVI
SB LIVE 24BIT SOUND CARD
BENQ DW1640 DVDRW BLACK
1.44MB Floppy PANASONIC
NETCOM56k Modem
ATX 821 MIDI CASE BLACK

17" LCD BENQ FP71G+S SILVER/BLACK
XFREE 5.1 SPEAKERS BLACK
Multimedia Keyboard BLACK
OPTICAL MOUSE SILVER/BLACK


If anyone could help me work out this problem it would be greatly appreciated. :tazz:
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Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get an onscreen blue progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.


Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete, then reboot

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should and you can check for any improvement


Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor


The above will check the system files are correct, the drive has not got any arrors, (or will tell you), and the system is clear of obsolete entries
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Ok, thanks Keith.
I will give that a try and post my results back here when it is done!
Hopefully that will be the solution.
Although, I must also explain that this has been a persistant problem since the day I bought it and it has been back to the shop over this problem twice where they replaced the video card (still I find the problem persists) and has been formatted a few times aswell.
But... I will definatly give your solution a try and see what happens.
Thanks again,
Willow:)
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