Windows 98 freezes (again!)

  bdub 17:30 10 Mar 2003

So we are back again.My old mums computer freezes after asking it to do just about anything.
I have got her to do the following:
SFC,Defrag,disabling all programmes and bringing them back one at a time,device manager for conflicts.

I now deduce 1 Memory or 2 Hdd or 3 Mobo or 4 processor. Any ideas ?

I am driving 150 miles to look at it tomorrow.

(It is 1 year old Duron 900,win98 se,loads of memory,no programmes except office,photoshop and avg antivirus and has been ok)

  matt5705 17:47 10 Mar 2003

try scan disc and try to reinstall 98

  bdub 18:01 10 Mar 2003

done scandisk (thorough)I will try reinstalling Windows first.I still feel its hardware though.

  old jim 19:44 10 Mar 2003

When you say there is loads of memory, check that the computer does not have more than 512MB as Windows 98 does connot use more than than this.

Old Jim

  bdub 21:35 10 Mar 2003

no only 256

  bdub 21:38 10 Mar 2003

no only 256

  Giggle n' Bits 21:38 10 Mar 2003

VIA KT333 or KT400 ?.

Can you also please list all software programmes, apart form Win98 O's.

  old jim 22:52 10 Mar 2003

Try using Norton Utilities, I know it costs money but it's better than a 300 mile round trip.

Old Jim

  marjted 23:17 10 Mar 2003

Just a thought but going back to basics - could it be overheating? Is there plenty of space around and particularly above the tower?

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