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Thread: Computer freezes




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    I have a big problem with my computer. He freeze’s every time. Some day’s he doesn’t, other day’s twenty times a day. The freezing didn't start with the installation of new software or hardware. It's really weird because it happens when i'm not doing much.. sometimes when i'm surfing the web, or writing text, playing a game, and a couple of times right after the computers started up and i go to move the mouse for the first time.
    And that’s not all when he freeze’s I have to reset him. But than he won’t start up, the computer his light’s are on, but the screen won’t get on and the light of the screen stay orange. But normally when the screen is on this light is green. So I have to shut him down and start up him a couple of times and then he works again.

    Can somebody help me???

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    Three things come readily to mind, but it could be something else. But anyway, these three problems can cause random failures:

    Bad memory - download a memory testing utility to check things out
    Inefficient power supply - replace with a more modern one
    Cooling problems - use a temperature monitoring utility to see if this is a problem
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    The symptoms do point to hardware, but it could also be a virus of some sort.

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    When was the last time that you cleaned the dust and fluff out of it and if you're using XP did you check the Event Viewer for any logged critical errors?

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    I checked the event viewer and there aren't any logged critcal errors. I cleaned the dust a week ago. My temp when the pc is idle is 47°C when he is stressed 53°C.

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    Corrupted drivers can also do this. Most often audio or video drivers from my experience. I have also seen 3rd party mouse drivers do this, but usually they do it right from the start.

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