Hi there. Does anyone know anything about computers crashing when being turned on (ie not even any visual startup), during bios startup, during windows startup, and after Windows has been operational for a couple of minutes? The computer simply freezes. I've changed the graphics card,checked components (inc fans) - nothing - so would it be the motherboard, cpu or psu? I also reset bios & checked all bios settings, to no avail. It was working perfectly until recently.
The mouse is a simple Intellimouse connected to the 6-pin motherboard mouse socket.
I installed Windows from a fresh formatted disk, and it had been working fine for a couple of months. All the dirvers were up to date at that time. The computer has been used for little more than the internet, so nothing demanding has been required of it.
It seems strange to me that it seems to crash at the four points mentioned previously, but each time it seems to crash randomly at one of those points.
Random crashes such as you are experiencing are sometimes due to one or more loose connections in the first instance, but as you say you have changed this, that and everything else, you would already appear to have covered that one - I would still suggest a double-check though on your fittings and connections. I did have a similar problem some time ago - changing my Mouse cured mine and I have had no problems since. Sorry I cannot be of more help, but I am sure someone else will come to your aid. Good luck. Cheers.
I have an IBM Notebook which started freezing a few months ago. It usually happened after it had been on for a few minutes. In the end, I borrowed a laptop from someone and now a similar thing is happening. This time though, it only freezes when I am in Yahoo mail. I end up having to switch off at the mains as Alt Ctrl Del won't work when this happens. Any suggestions?
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