My Windows XP seems to lock up every so often and for no apparent reason the only thing which seems to be running is windows XP and internet explorer 6 / or connected to net playing a game Any ideas on how to cure this annoying problem
AMD 2100+ palomino core CPU the core temp is 34 c and on a QDI motherboard according to qdi this proccessor will work on there board and i think it is running at the correct speed This has been happening since i connected to broadband via a cable modem i have the lastest modem drivers and the BB isp tells me there is NO known issues with there kit
I agree with Lozzy but in addition if it is random:
check 'event viewer' application popups to see if any applications (progs) are playing up
Lock-ups are often caused by ram memory working loose or faulty try taking it out and then putting it back in (don't forget to touch a radiator to discharge your personal static electricity before going inside the comp case) might as well check all the connections while you're inside the machine
I have been experiencing the same problem - but only since I have installed xp and connected to broadband. On first connection, all ok and running fine for 30-40 mins then it locks up. On reboot, system then lasts no more than 10 mins. I've tried the modem on a different cpu and it worked fine. Prior to installing xp, modem would disconnect after a couple of minutes on 98 and 2k. I've also updated all drivers but still no joy. Any clues? Could it be the motherboard perhaps?
It has just been suggested to me by a guy in work that it could be as a result of the cooler fan not working properly, or sticking, thereby causing the motherboard to overheat and shut down. He suggested taking the cover off and running the machine to see if it still happens and, if it does, is the fan working. I shall be trying this tomorrow. Worth a try, I suppose