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unsure wat details i need to leave so i can get help with my problem

recently, in the past month, the computer has jus been freezing for no reason, even while its idle, then i restart and it hangs during dos
loadup information.

ive had this computer for 5 years and a year ago i upgraded the lot.


if i leave it off for say an hour+ when i turn it back on, itll load
to windows n run fine until it freezes again.
i know it could be from readin other posts, basically anything?
hardware mainly...

i wont list the computer specs as im not sure of wat ive got in there
anymore, but anyone has ideas as to wat i could troubleshoot with,
maybe trying new ram, n seeing if it still hangs?
i havent tryed runnin things in safemode but i will next time i boot
it up.


any ideas would b greatly appreciated...

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Last Post by rmz84
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There are several things that could cause your computer to crash, buggy drivers, a problem with the OS, problems with other software, and aging parts. Are you getting any error messages?

One of the things I would look for with a computer this old would be bad capacitors, if you are not sure what to look for go to this site, they have several good pictures.

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thx for the reply

funnily enough, i got a tip to dust everything, get everything 'clean' again and so far its running fine, ill give it a good test tomorrow, n if i get the problem again ill have a look at what u said!

cheers.

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