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advid
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
my PC screen keeps freezing up - no crashes - just freezes with mouse
pinter and screen locked... CTRL/ALT/DEL does nothing...I have to press
RESET to do warm boot...

Have checked CPU - motherboard - HD temps -AOK
Extensive RaM testing - AOK
Latest graphic card driver - AOK
No viruses /trojans/etc.... AOK

....I've got XP Home with all latest upgrades and SP2

all software works fine... just this intermittent FREEZe (sometimes
once or twice a day - sometimes more - sometimes goeas all day with no
freeze....?)

Can freeze at anytime while working....

Was thinking about reinstalling XP over existing XP - (don't really
want to re-format and re-install everything..)

Is this WISE ? - Is it worth it ??

Anyone know why my PC might be freezing

Locke
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Recently I read an article that stated when installing Windows over itself
all you get is a re-written registry and the old .DLLs, once you update and
mess with anything you will get those screw ups again. The problem needs to
be solved not covered up momentarily.

Even though you are getting pass test results for your hardware I would
suggest it is the hardware anyway. Maybe take it by a repair shop and have
them test it sans case.

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"advid" <advid@freeuk.com> wrote in message
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> my PC screen keeps freezing up - no crashes - just freezes with mouse
> pinter and screen locked... CTRL/ALT/DEL does nothing...I have to press
> RESET to do warm boot...
>
> Have checked CPU - motherboard - HD temps -AOK
> Extensive RaM testing - AOK
> Latest graphic card driver - AOK
> No viruses /trojans/etc.... AOK
>
> ...I've got XP Home with all latest upgrades and SP2
>
> all software works fine... just this intermittent FREEZe (sometimes
> once or twice a day - sometimes more - sometimes goeas all day with no
> freeze....?)
>
> Can freeze at anytime while working....
>
> Was thinking about reinstalling XP over existing XP - (don't really
> want to re-format and re-install everything..)
>
> Is this WISE ? - Is it worth it ??
>
> Anyone know why my PC might be freezing
>

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
advid wrote:

> my PC screen keeps freezing up - no crashes - just freezes with mouse
> pinter and screen locked... CTRL/ALT/DEL does nothing...I have to
> press RESET to do warm boot...
>
> Have checked CPU - motherboard - HD temps -AOK
> Extensive RaM testing - AOK
> Latest graphic card driver - AOK
> No viruses /trojans/etc.... AOK
>
> ...I've got XP Home with all latest upgrades and SP2
>
> all software works fine... just this intermittent FREEZe (sometimes
> once or twice a day - sometimes more - sometimes goeas all day with no
> freeze....?)
>
> Can freeze at anytime while working....
>
> Was thinking about reinstalling XP over existing XP - (don't really
> want to re-format and re-install everything..)
>
> Is this WISE ? - Is it worth it ??
>
> Anyone know why my PC might be freezing

A repair install won't help if there are problems with software. From
your description, I doubt it is software anyway. I know you've done
hardware testing, but it still sounds like hardware to me. Maybe the
power supply, maybe a glitch with a component's connections. I had a
box that was doing something similar and it was a faulty cd-rom drive
that was periodically shorting stuff out. Replacing the drive cured it,
but it was really hard to ferret out. You might try replacing your
power supply, too.

Malke
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