Computer freezing problem


H

H.Henkler

Hello,

I keep having "freezing" problems with my (6 month old) computer.

The system:
Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2 - Intel Pentium 4 / 3.40 MHz - 1.25
GB RAM -
NVIDIA GeForce 6610 XL - WDC WD 2500 JD-00HBB0 hard disk.

The problem:
The computer "freezes" at random , i.e. whatever application is running, if any - the
monitor screen "freezes", keyboard and mouse become inactive. I have to switch off the
power line and restart/reboot in order to make the system work again. Strangely, there
are days, when the PC works OK, but there are also days or even hours, when the
"freezing" occurs several times in a row.
Sometimes restarting and rebooting by just pressing the start button works fine, but
sometimes the system freezes at the Pentium 4 logo already and it is necessary to switch
power off and on.

The on-site service has already exchanged the motherboard, all RAMS and the Pentium 4
processor, to no avail.

Questions:
Can this be caused by the 250 GB hard disk?
Can this be caused be the power supply unit? (my suspicion)
What else could cause the problem?

Thank you in advance for any helpful reply.
Herb Henkler
 
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Ted

H.Henkler said:
Hello,

I keep having "freezing" problems with my (6 month old) computer.

The system:
Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2 - Intel Pentium 4 /
3.40 MHz - 1.25
GB RAM -
NVIDIA GeForce 6610 XL - WDC WD 2500 JD-00HBB0 hard disk.

The problem:
The computer "freezes" at random , i.e. whatever application is running,
if any - the
monitor screen "freezes", keyboard and mouse become inactive. I have to
switch off the
power line and restart/reboot in order to make the system work again.
Strangely, there
are days, when the PC works OK, but there are also days or even hours,
when the
"freezing" occurs several times in a row.
Sometimes restarting and rebooting by just pressing the start button works
fine, but
sometimes the system freezes at the Pentium 4 logo already and it is
necessary to switch
power off and on.

The on-site service has already exchanged the motherboard, all RAMS and
the Pentium 4
processor, to no avail.

Questions:
Can this be caused by the 250 GB hard disk?
Can this be caused be the power supply unit? (my suspicion)
What else could cause the problem?

Thank you in advance for any helpful reply.
Herb Henkler

PSUs are fairly cheap.........that's you next option.
 
O

old jon

Hi H. First stop is Start\Admin Tools\Event Viewer click on items in left
pane.
Double click any errors\warnings in right hand pane. These might guide to
any system faults. best wishes..J
 
S

Shep©

Hi H. First stop is Start\Admin Tools\Event Viewer click on items in left
pane.
Double click any errors\warnings in right hand pane. These might guide to
any system faults. best wishes..J


As above but clear the log 1st and let it lock up :)
 
S

Shep©

Mind you shep the event gives the date and the time, and you know murphys`
law <g>. If he clears the log nothing might happen for a while. BW..J

Heh.Heh :D

I have an old geezer(no offence<grin>) who calls me round to sort his
system."Sod's Law" I only have to look at it and the problem usually
stops.He reckons computers are scared of moi :O
 
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Kadaitcha Man

Shep©, <[email protected]>, the unhealthy, disingenuous barman, and hay and
forage merchant, bewailed:

I have an old geezer(no offence<grin>) who calls me round to sort his
system."Sod's Law" I only have to look at it and the problem usually
stops.He reckons computers are scared of moi :O

Yes, scared shitless in case you break out singing.
 
O

old jon

Shep© said:
Heh.Heh :D

I have an old geezer(no offence<grin>) who calls me round to sort his
system."Sod's Law" I only have to look at it and the problem usually
stops.He reckons computers are scared of moi :O
Murphy was an old Sod. His law has dogged me all my life.Mind you, when I
was younger I used to have a magic finger. pity I wore it out. BW..j
 
D

dawg

If you're still having these kind of problems even after having so many
parts replaced then your pc is a lemon. Insist on a replacement.
 
H

H.Henkler

dawg said:
If you're still having these kind of problems even after having so many
parts replaced then your pc is a lemon. Insist on a replacement.

You are right. It is a lemon. But after having installed over hundred applications on
the hard disk I don´t want to do that work all over again. It would take me weeks to
redo everything.
Herb
 
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V

Vrolok the mighty

(e-mail address removed)
Mind you,
when I was younger I used to have a magic finger. pity I wore it out.

That'll teach you not to pick your nose.
 

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