Then search for "event viewer". Several functions may not work. I've emailed HP and Microsoft on this problem and their expedient reply is "go get it fixed by an authorized repair facility". When the process is found, you can either kill it or restart it, depending on how critical it is to windows.
And then after that you state 12-24 hours for better confidence. 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 Occasionally, peripherals such as a webcam, printer, or USB hard drive can cause Windows XP to lock up. Also consider removing any programs that you may have recently installed.StepRun your windows update to make sure everything is current.
I thought it was hardware but evidently not. To resolve your issue, some detective work will be required. If your hard drive is failing, Windows will free completely. Task Manager will NOT let you kill a process critical to Windows, where Process Explorer might, you can use both progs concurrently or Process Explorer can be set up to replace
Use a couple of different programs to do this. They have sacrificed for us.....and it is now our job to help these veterans, as they have already helped us in ways we will never know, in ways that we cannot Mar 8, 2005 #1 Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094 You should look in System event log for error messages . I've tried system restores and everything, but it doesn't solve the problem.
I then found that it missed a few nasties. Windows Xp Freezes After A Few Minutes Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - computer freezes by gopinathradhakrishnan / December 7, 2008 1:16 PM PST In reply to: My computer just freezes click start, click run type if my computer is too old, just consider getting a new one -- or a new used one. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/473108/random-computer-freezing/ Please try the request again.
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YOYO. Read More Here Software problem in the BIOS.3. Computer Freezes Randomly Windows Xp Only way to recover is a complete manuall restart. Windows Xp Keeps Freezing But I,ve had the same problem ever since I installed windows xp home sp2.
While I prefer the Western Digital Dos CD, you can try the Windows version:Run Western Digital Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows:Follow this link, arrow down, and click the "Download" button to download I've seen enough of both.And from what I hear the new 'Win whatever' that is about to replace XP is no better which is why - HERESY! - I've been considering Generated Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:50:00 GMT by s_hp81 (squid/3.5.20) Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Should I mess with that?
If memtest freezes up, then you KNOW it's a hardware problem and not a software problem (that is not an insignificant point). Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Some possible solutions... Windows Legacy OS forum About This ForumCNET's Forum on Windows legacy operating systems, (XP, 2000/NT, ME, & Windows 95/98) is the best source for finding help or getting troubleshooting advice from Does control-Alt-Delete work?
Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Advertisement jeffbic Thread Starter Joined: Aug 27, 2009 Messages: 12 Hello Guys - My PC 'locks up' randomly and nothing will un-freezes it. Sometimes, just bringing up the task manager is enough to wake up XP from it's lockup. Dismiss Notice TechSpot Forums Forums Software Windows Today's Posts Windows XP: Freezes randomly way toomuch ByKirei Blossom Mar 8, 2005 Hi, During the past month, my computer keeps freezing way way
Join the community here, it only takes a minute. Use the Norton Removal Tool and keep me posted. I find that when winxp, or any program for that matter, is taking longer to do something than what most people think it should take, they start pressing keys, mashing the You MUST get ZERO errors.
It's very powerfull, and usualy TO powerfull for a great many.I agree that Diskkeeper is a marvelous application. Before you reformat, try cleaning your computer. It goes blue screen and dumps physical memory randomly. The things your recommended removing from the 'start-up' files must have helped as this PC would have froze by now.
This is a time consuming procedure for sure, but a good way to attempt to isolate the problem.Arrow down to the More Information section.Click on the plus (+) sign next to How To Unfreeze A Winxp Lockup Started by scratcher , Oct 19 2006 07:30 PM Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next Please log in to reply 26 replies to this The most stable Win OS in my experience is Win2000.What I've found with XP though is that, when it freezes, if you just wait for perhaps a minute or so it I followed the guide but could not fix the problem.
If that doesn't work, and xp is still frozen, then I usually do a hard reset (mash the power off button). I also had the same problem with Windows ME. I also ran Djlizards dial a fix & it has seemed to take care of 90% of My freezes. Back to top #8 Artrooks Artrooks Members 1,463 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:New York Local time:10:50 PM Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:57 PM If your XP computer is capable of
upgrades. I would then have to force shutdown the computer because I wouldn't be able to click on anything or use any functions. If no freezes, then start adding start-up items.The goal is to isolate the offending service or startup program. If you don't like the stock appearance of Google Home, here are two quick and easy ways to make it truly yours.
get a handy system checker program like Norton SystemWorks (check with recent reviews -- supposedly there are better ones out there than Norton's). I did this just about two days ago. My question is, how do you handle a situation when it doesn't wakeup from the freeze at its own volition?? Burn it to a cd using a dedicated .iso burning utility (http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm), make sure the cd drive is at the top of the boot order in bios, then boot to the
A friend had worst experience with Norton AV, that missed about 15 virus. What could it be? Sorry, I'm not too familiar with computers.EDIT: Nevermind, I think I understand what you meant by 7 passes now. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - ADHD software!
Often dust clogs up the tiny ventilation ports on computers overheating the system and causing it to freeze.