PC Still Freezes (after a reformat)

  Legslip 09:37 14 Sep 2010

My pals XP PC kept freezing randomly and it was generally running slow so I thought a reformat might cure both problems. It has certainly speeded up but the random freezing continues. It just totally locks up and a forced shut-down is required. Could it be a HD problem? Any suggestions very welcome.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:21 14 Sep 2010

FReeezing PC

1. Overheat due to faulty / blocked fans

2. PSU voltages

3. Household power surges fridge etc switching on/off

4. faulty memory stick try memtest click here

5. virus or spyware scan for both especially if shutting down with in a few minutes of switch on or internet use

6. driver conflicts especially grahics cards get the latest drivers for your equipment

  Legslip 10:45 14 Sep 2010

Thanks Fruit Bat. Will give 'em a whirl but you don't think HD? Will Event Log help? Know where to find it but don't know what the messages mean.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:00 14 Sep 2010

event log click here

  kristain 11:34 14 Sep 2010

Following are the possible reasons of computer freezes:

1. Virus attack

2. Low memory according to operating system

3. Huge amount of temporary files

4. Hardware problem

5. Software problem

6. Driver Problems

Once check all the above and still face the problem click here

  citadel 16:37 14 Sep 2010

id bet on psu onthe way out, more so if its a cheap one.

  keef66 16:42 14 Sep 2010

PSU or overheating would be my bet

  Legslip 23:06 14 Sep 2010

Thanks all. Have updated the Graph Card Drivers so lets see how it goes. Will report back.

  Legslip 08:26 15 Oct 2010

Update: Checked and updated all drivers and Windows Updates. All run smoothly ever since.

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