PC locks itself and stops working

  JoJoh 08:45 22 Jun 2004

Hi - One of my PC's continuously locks itself.Basically, everything from the keyboard to the mouse just stop working.This happens all of the time.Sometimes it comes back on after a re-boot and at other times it won't come on for a few hours. I have cleaned it thinking that the power supply may be dirty etc but this has made no difference. Does anybody have an idea what is causing this?


  Graham ® 12:28 22 Jun 2004

Operating System?

  Graham ® 12:52 22 Jun 2004

Email received 'Windows 2000'.

JoJoh, please respond in the forum.

No such operating system. Do you mean ME?

  Graham ® 12:55 22 Jun 2004

Apologies, my mistake! Sorry, I'm not familiar with 2000, is it possible the PC is overheating? Check all the fans are running.

  JoJoh 13:30 22 Jun 2004

Thanks - but when it crashes the fans go off. I have a spare PC and may just swap the hard drives.


  Graham ® 13:59 22 Jun 2004

If the fans go off, this would suggest it's the power supply that's failing.

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