novice needs help

  nott 20:23 05 Mar 2004

when I try to boot up my computer it freezes immediately, I cant even start it in safe mode. I run windows ME. On very odd occasions it will run for about 20mins before it freezes..not even the curser will move ,..any ideas to help please !!

  Diodorus Siculus 20:31 05 Mar 2004

Can you get into the BIOS? If so, try to load default settings.

Another possibility is overheating - be sure that all fans are working ok. (I'm not actually sure about this - strange that it will sometimes work.)

  anon1 20:36 05 Mar 2004

Sounds very much like overheating of the processor. Not only check the fan is working but clean out the dust too.

  Greenfingers 20:40 05 Mar 2004

What,if anything,can you see on the screen when it freezes?

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