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Thread: Win XP Lockup




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    Hi
    When i am downloading files of around 50 megs plus my pc starts locking up for 3-10 seconds then its fine and then it locks up again after another 10-20 seconds.
    Tried everything from formating to changing ram.
    Getting to the point where im just going to buy new mobo, ram, hd :/

    Any kinda help be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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    what are you using to download the files?

    ie a download manager, peer-2-peer software or native windows stuff

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    do you have disk cache enabled?
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    yea its enabled

    i use everything from irc, emule, ie, opera direct connect

    all same problem

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    a potential cause of lockups is if your sharing a lot of files - depending on the program - every time somebody does a search it searches your shared folder - causing your pc to "lockup".

    Is your HD light going nuts when it locks up?

    Try running the task manager to see what your cpu is doing - cntrl-alt-del will bring it up - if its an application hoggin your CPU you'll be able to see it using task manager

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kheldar
    every time somebody does a search it searches your shared folder - causing your pc to "lockup".
    They download your 'filelist' which is created by the p2p client, they don't go into ya drive and manually browse it.. :)

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    even so it can still cause your pc to stop responding

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