Computer freeze after installing Windows

  s99Raj 19:48 04 Jun 2007
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I have a desktop onto which I have installed a fresh copy of Windows ME (since that's what it came with) after formatting the hard drive.
All went well, all drivers installed, but after a few seconds of moving the mouse around and opening a window or two, the whole thing freezes; mouse clicks and keyboard presses have no effect.
I can only press the restart button on the case and the whole thing is repeated.
I guess this suggests some hardware fault, but which one is the most likely cause??

  woodchip 19:51 04 Jun 2007

I would say it's Overheating CPU. May need a better Fan. See how long it runs in Safe Mode. As it does not load all the Drivers. That may give you a clue as to if it may be the Graphics Driver that needs updating

  SANTOS7 19:52 04 Jun 2007

Memory, how much do you have..

  s99Raj 19:54 04 Jun 2007

An overheated CPU sounds possible, even though I've cleaned the dust off the heatsink and fan.

The same thing happens in Safe Mode.

  s99Raj 19:55 04 Jun 2007

There's 512 MB of RAM in there.

  woodchip 19:56 04 Jun 2007

As a bove it could be Memory but my bet is on the Fan. In Bios is there a Page for Computer Health?


It it stop when you was loading Windows???

  s99Raj 19:59 04 Jun 2007

It didn't stop at all whilst installing Windows, which took about half an hour. All ran fine until it was finally loaded, so maybe the CPU was not getting too hot.

  woodchip 20:01 04 Jun 2007

Have you looked In BIOS for CPU tems

  SANTOS7 20:02 04 Jun 2007

Probably not memory related then..

  s99Raj 21:09 04 Jun 2007

The BIOS looks OK as far as the CPU temperature goes.

Don't know what it can be then.

  woodchip 22:01 04 Jun 2007

Graphics Driver. Try dropping the slider in Display Adapter For graphics troubleshooting

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