PC freezing when I do anything!

  BigDunc 14:26 16 Jul 2006

This started (Win XP) when it would hang during boot and then on reboot there would be no image on the screen until it was rebooted 4 or 5 times.

Decided to format the drive and reinstall windows but it hangs again during the format - both during the normal format option and the "quick" format.

Presumably I havn't got software problems but hardware????

Thanks in anticipation!

  phil46 15:06 16 Jul 2006

Your not required to format the Hard Drive Windows XP does that for you,you have to choose to delete the partition then follow the setup instructions.

  Rigor mortis 15:32 16 Jul 2006

Could be worthwhile, opening the case and checking that the fans are working - to eliminate overheating as a cause.

Also re-seating all the PCI/AGP cards and the memory sticks may cure.

  BigDunc 16:06 16 Jul 2006

The fans have been a bit "funny" - will check them.
Thanks for the suggestions.

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