PC freezing up....?



Advid
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
..... Win XP home (512ram) AMD 64 - 2.4 processor ....

I keep getting an intermittent total freeze... my screen just freezes and my
mouse does nothing... CTRL/ALT/DEL does nothing...only way is to press RESET
and do warm boot.....

I've tested for m/board /cpu /HD temperatures and AOK...

Today I put in 512meg of brand new ram to replace old and put in brand new
128 meg ATI graphics card..

... all worked well until i decided to burn a music CD -- froze up on track
3 (converting MP3 to WAV - not the actual CD burning..)

It often freezes doing CD burning but can freeze at any time....
printing/browsing/just running software..... driving me nuts......

Could it be the PSU ??? (350watt) ??? - or am I just throwing good money
after bad by replacing it.....?????

Any other ideas as to what it might be......?????

Have reinstalled WinXP - chkdsk/defrag aok... no conflicts....!!!!

Ted Zieglar
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
Virus or spyware.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Advid" <advid@freeuk.com> wrote in message
news:1118183585.88376.0@demeter.uk.clara.net...
> .... Win XP home (512ram) AMD 64 - 2.4 processor ....
>
> I keep getting an intermittent total freeze... my screen just freezes and
my
> mouse does nothing... CTRL/ALT/DEL does nothing...only way is to press
RESET
> and do warm boot.....
>
> I've tested for m/board /cpu /HD temperatures and AOK...
>
> Today I put in 512meg of brand new ram to replace old and put in brand
new
> 128 meg ATI graphics card..
>
> .. all worked well until i decided to burn a music CD -- froze up on
track
> 3 (converting MP3 to WAV - not the actual CD burning..)
>
> It often freezes doing CD burning but can freeze at any time....
> printing/browsing/just running software..... driving me nuts......
>
> Could it be the PSU ??? (350watt) ??? - or am I just throwing good money
> after bad by replacing it.....?????
>
> Any other ideas as to what it might be......?????
>
> Have reinstalled WinXP - chkdsk/defrag aok... no conflicts....!!!!
>
>
>

Max
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
Mabe the new ram is causing the problem. Not all computer ram models can work
on your pc. Plus the motherboard may not handel the ram you just put on.

"Advid" wrote:

> ..... Win XP home (512ram) AMD 64 - 2.4 processor ....
>
> I keep getting an intermittent total freeze... my screen just freezes and my
> mouse does nothing... CTRL/ALT/DEL does nothing...only way is to press RESET
> and do warm boot.....
>
> I've tested for m/board /cpu /HD temperatures and AOK...
>
> Today I put in 512meg of brand new ram to replace old and put in brand new
> 128 meg ATI graphics card..
>
> ... all worked well until i decided to burn a music CD -- froze up on track
> 3 (converting MP3 to WAV - not the actual CD burning..)
>
> It often freezes doing CD burning but can freeze at any time....
> printing/browsing/just running software..... driving me nuts......
>
> Could it be the PSU ??? (350watt) ??? - or am I just throwing good money
> after bad by replacing it.....?????
>
> Any other ideas as to what it might be......?????
>
> Have reinstalled WinXP - chkdsk/defrag aok... no conflicts....!!!!
>
>
>
>

Advid
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
have tried all that -100% clean (zone alarm /ad aware / AVG / spybot s&D/ MS
antispyware - all updated regularly....


"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
news:e3hnlI7aFHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Virus or spyware.
>
> --
> Ted Zieglar
> "You can do it if you try."
>
> "Advid" <advid@freeuk.com> wrote in message
> news:1118183585.88376.0@demeter.uk.clara.net...
>> .... Win XP home (512ram) AMD 64 - 2.4 processor ....
>>
>> I keep getting an intermittent total freeze... my screen just freezes and
> my
>> mouse does nothing... CTRL/ALT/DEL does nothing...only way is to press
> RESET
>> and do warm boot.....
>>
>> I've tested for m/board /cpu /HD temperatures and AOK...
>>
>> Today I put in 512meg of brand new ram to replace old and put in brand
> new
>> 128 meg ATI graphics card..
>>
>> .. all worked well until i decided to burn a music CD -- froze up on
> track
>> 3 (converting MP3 to WAV - not the actual CD burning..)
>>
>> It often freezes doing CD burning but can freeze at any time....
>> printing/browsing/just running software..... driving me nuts......
>>
>> Could it be the PSU ??? (350watt) ??? - or am I just throwing good money
>> after bad by replacing it.....?????
>>
>> Any other ideas as to what it might be......?????
>>
>> Have reinstalled WinXP - chkdsk/defrag aok... no conflicts....!!!!
>>
>>
>>
>
>

Advid
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
no - it was doing this BEFORE i fitted the new ram... that's why i fitted
new ram thinking that it would solve the problem...


> Mabe the new ram is causing the problem. Not all computer ram models can
> work
> on your pc. Plus the motherboard may not handel the ram you just put on.
>
> "


PC freezing up....?