System Freezes

  redbarron 11:43 11 Feb 2011

My computer intermittently freezes. Then after about a minute it unfreezes and works fine. Strange.

Any help to resolve this problem would be appreciated.

I'm running Windows XP Pro.

  onthelimit 13:52 11 Feb 2011

Freezes are often caused by build up of dust on the CPU heatsink - overheats and system shuts down to protect itself. Cools down then starts again. If you're happy, power off, remove the side panel then give the heatsink a good blow with compressed air.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:08 11 Feb 2011

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

Scan for viruses first (as it unfreezes looks as if something is using all the resources)

  redbarron 15:47 11 Feb 2011

All a bit over my head I'm afraid.

The fans are working fine.

No viruses or spy ware found

All drivers are up to date.

I couldn't make head nor tail of the memory test instructions.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:57 11 Feb 2011

click here

How to use memtest

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