Is there a log file for xp freezes, lock up, crashes etc



Rock
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
Hi,

I have XP Pro and for some strange reason it now feezes or locks. By
that I mean sometime at night when it is not used, it does soemthing to
make the keyboard and mouse 'off'.

The box is on and so is the monitor but I can't get to it. When I
restart, it goes to a C drive Scan check and in most cases nothing is
corrupted.

I would like to know what may be causing this at at what point it happens.

I have not installed anything new that I can recall.

Is there a log or ini or whatever file to see what the last entry was
before the lock up?

Thanks

Rock

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
You might open windows in C: drive,locate mini-dump,open that file,it may
have a history file in it,or open event viewer,chk for events/warnings.

"Rock" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have XP Pro and for some strange reason it now feezes or locks. By
> that I mean sometime at night when it is not used, it does soemthing to
> make the keyboard and mouse 'off'.
>
> The box is on and so is the monitor but I can't get to it. When I
> restart, it goes to a C drive Scan check and in most cases nothing is
> corrupted.
>
> I would like to know what may be causing this at at what point it happens.
>
> I have not installed anything new that I can recall.
>
> Is there a log or ini or whatever file to see what the last entry was
> before the lock up?
>
> Thanks
>
> Rock
>

ras
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
You might check the Event Viewer. Go to Start / Run and type
eventvwr.msc
Click OK


"Rock" <1940@pobox.com> wrote in message
news:uQTemhGdFHA.1244@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> I have XP Pro and for some strange reason it now feezes or locks. By that
> I mean sometime at night when it is not used, it does soemthing to make
> the keyboard and mouse 'off'.
>
> The box is on and so is the monitor but I can't get to it. When I restart,
> it goes to a C drive Scan check and in most cases nothing is corrupted.
>
> I would like to know what may be causing this at at what point it happens.
>
> I have not installed anything new that I can recall.
>
> Is there a log or ini or whatever file to see what the last entry was
> before the lock up?
>
> Thanks
>
> Rock

Rock
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
Thanks,

I did find some Errors and Warnings every now and then both mentioning
the 'ultra'

The only ultra I have is the Promise Ultra100 ATA/100 Controller.

Would this be it?

I am looking for a new Bios anyway for it.

Thanks

Rock



Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 26
Source: ultra
Version: 5.2
Symbolic Name: IO_WRN_BAD_FIRMWARE
Message: The driver has detected that device %1 has old or out-of-date
firmware. Reduced performance may result.

Explanation
Many errors on the device have been logged.


User Action
Contact your hardware support provider for updated firmware for the drive.






ras wrote:
> You might check the Event Viewer. Go to Start / Run and type
> eventvwr.msc
> Click OK
>
>
> "Rock" <1940@pobox.com> wrote in message
> news:uQTemhGdFHA.1244@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>I have XP Pro and for some strange reason it now feezes or locks. By that
>>I mean sometime at night when it is not used, it does soemthing to make
>>the keyboard and mouse 'off'.
>>
>>The box is on and so is the monitor but I can't get to it. When I restart,
>>it goes to a C drive Scan check and in most cases nothing is corrupted.
>>
>>I would like to know what may be causing this at at what point it happens.
>>
>>I have not installed anything new that I can recall.
>>
>>Is there a log or ini or whatever file to see what the last entry was
>>before the lock up?
>>
>>Thanks
>>
>>Rock
>
>
>

crazy_dude
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
"Rock" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have XP Pro and for some strange reason it now feezes or locks. By
> that I mean sometime at night when it is not used, it does soemthing to
> make the keyboard and mouse 'off'.
>
> The box is on and so is the monitor but I can't get to it. When I
> restart, it goes to a C drive Scan check and in most cases nothing is
> corrupted.
>
> I would like to know what may be causing this at at what point it happens.
>
> I have not installed anything new that I can recall.
>
> Is there a log or ini or whatever file to see what the last entry was
> before the lock up?
>
> Thanks
>
> Rock
> This is a shot in the dark but have you tried cleaning the heat sink. My son had a problem with his comp. continually freezing for no apparent reason. The event log kept saying error. He cleaned the heat sink and now no problems.


Is there a log file for xp freezes, lock up, crashes etc