My computer freeze from time to time specially when encoding videos, scan for viruses or copying large files I have p4 2Ghz 512 MBRAM 40Gb and 120 Gb hard disk running on Windows XP home pleases help me :) ?????

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Last Post by DMR

Computer freezes usualy fall to this category:

Defective or mismatched components in your computer.

Aluminum Migration & ESD:
Premature ageing and Electro Static Discharge can make a computer very intermittent.

Operating System:
Some versions of Windows have bugs that can cause these problems.

Buggy or down-level drivers can cause many problems.

Some programs have bugs in them that can cause these problems.

Memory Fragmentation:
Do you often see the message, "System is dangerously low in resources" If so you are probably suffering Memory Fragmentation.

CMOS Settings:
Improper CMOS settings can cause many problems. Changing CMOS settings can also be used to help diagnose some hardware problems.

Loading Order:
The order in which the software components of your computer are loaded into memory, at startup each day, can cause a multitude of odd problems.

A Combination of the above:
Defects in any of the above may only show up under specific circumstances.


I had similar problems, if you want to check my thread, I think I have solved it by flashing the BIOS. Hope this will help. I had already bought a new VGA Card but did not solve the problem. So you can flash the BIOS at first with a newer update, and then go by the process of elimination...


Well mine has a similar problem but this time if you leave the PC idle for 30 mins or so it freezes and thats gonna destroy my system if it continous :sad:


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