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Thread: Unexplained Lockups?




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    Well,

    Starting yesterday morning, one of my systems just started locking up out of the blue.

    Its a 1Ghz Celeron
    256MB Ram
    Windows XP SP1
    20Gig HDD
    ASUS P3B-F Mobo

    Yesterday Morning i thought i had a virus because somtime the system would start and other times it would start to load xp and then just repeatedly reboot itself. Or when it booted it would work fine for 1-2mins then lock up and only way out was reset or power down.

    I finally decided to reformat there was nothing really of importance on there taht i need to get off and i couldnt anyways.

    So after a fresh install im still having the problem so now im thinking its a bit of a hardware problem, anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    I had similar problems with XP, my computer restarted over and over, I reinstalled windows many times, it stopped rebooting but the system would lock up every time. I didnít use my pc for almost a month, but then I bought a new power supply (PSU) and for my surprise windows booted normally and recovered from a serious error. I removed XP and installed ME and used it for a few months, but ME is very unstable so I reinstalled XP again and no problems apeared again, so it may be a PSU problem causing instability in the system.

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    That was my thinking as the VCORE isn't very stable, i think the system is not getting enough power from the psu but somone else on another board told me that was normal im going to go with my gut and what you just said and see what a new psu would do.

    Thanks Rody

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    When was the last time that ya cleaned the dust bunnies out of it? :?:

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    that's a good question, sounds like it may be a heat issue. crack it open and clean it. I would also make sure the cpu heatsink is still seated correctly. maybe it got jostled and isn't working properly anymore
    rig changes too much
    dual boot: WinXP SP1, Mandrake 9.2

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