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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

Hey guys and girls,

Got a problem with my computer. Basically every so often something on the computer will freeze, could be anything and its totally random.. sometimes its explore.exe, firefox etc etc.. so I do the normal control alt delete and click end task and go through the normal method there and nothing happens - the programme wont close. So I click processes and try to terminate it that way and again nothing will happen.

Ive had this problem since last night, I've tried a system restore and the problem has come back. Any ideas?

Regards, James


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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

If you're running Windows, I'd guess that ultimately the easiest way to clear this is to do an operating system reinstall. Rather than struggling with trying to troubleshoot an obscure problem, this may save you some time. Load your important files onto some CDs and off you go.

On the other hand, one thing about Windows is that if you, James, are having a particular problem, a bajillion other people have had that one too and are talking about it in newsgroups and chatboards. It makes troubleshooting a lot easier. Google your way home, what?


User currently offlineAverageUser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

So you have a one particular programme each time that will not close and the others will? You could have a malware infection, especially if that programme is a browser. I'd start by downloading Spybot and Ad-aware Free (remember to update the definitions after installation) and see how far the get and with what results.

User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

Given the random nature of the problems you are having, the best bet is that you have defective or sub-standard memory in the machine. If you have more than one DIMM, remove all but one, run for a day or two, change DIMMs, etc. to see if you can isolate the problem. You can also find a memory tester program, that you can boot the computer to and it will check all of the memory at one time.

This could be a Windows installation problem, bad processor, or any of several other things as well but it really screams memory problem.

Before you do anything, check to make sure all of your firmware is up to date, that's another possibility.



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Dougloid - I tried searching google for a good hour and didnt get any similar results. Thanks anyway.

Quoting AverageUser (Reply 2):

Its not just a browser that freezes, like I said it could be any programme at any time.. its completely random.

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 3):

Ok cool Ill try that, I did buy a new 1 gig stick about 5 weeks ago.. both have been running fine the whole time, they are the same mhz and memory size and I think same manufacturer.

Regards, James



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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1037 times:



Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 3):
. You can also find a memory tester program, that you can boot the computer to and it will check all of the memory at one time.

Forgot about that. Good idea to get yourself a baseline. Microsoft has a nifty memory checking utility. There's a link here.

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

Let us know how you make out with this turkey.


User currently offlineAverageUser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1024 times:



Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 4):
like I said it could be any programme at any time.. its completely random.

Then it'll be your video card or subsystem, I'd say 80% of the time. The rest will be mainboard issues, bad memory is a very unlikely (but not quite impossible) since you do not receive any "segment fault" type of errors ever. Having said that, the best memory testing software I know with the least footprint is http://www.memtest86.com/ . You need to boot from a device, which you choose by downloading a particular version of the software, but then you'll have practically no interference from your OS.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

If its XP......Use the System Restore.
Clean your Temp folders.
Carry out an Antivirus check.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1021 times:



Quoting Jamesbuk (Thread starter):
Hey guys and girls,

Got a problem with my computer. Basically every so often something on the computer will freeze

I think the problem here is that your computer is getting below zero degrees Celsius.

Try putting the computer in a room with a heater and see how it goes.

Regards.



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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1007 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 8):
I think the problem here is that your computer is getting below zero degrees Celsius.

Try putting the computer in a room with a heater and see how it goes.

Regards.

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