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When you use the event viewer you should be given to links to sites that discuss possible reasons for the problem. A friend had worst experience with Norton AV, that missed about 15 virus. Does the caps lock key LIGHT go on and off when you press the caps lock key? Login _ Social Sharing Find TechSpot on... weblink

Sites MetaFilter AskMeFi FanFare Projects Music Jobs IRL MetaTalk Best Of Podcast Links Home FAQ About Archives Tags Popular Random Wiki Search Chat Labs Members Sign Up Log In Search MetaFilter… windows-xp freeze share|improve this question asked Oct 5 '09 at 9:19 StevenMcD 2442611 1 Have you tried going onto event viewer and seeing if it shows any problems happening –admintech I've tried system restores and everything, but it doesn't solve the problem. Have u ever cleaned inside your PC ?

I mean, it could be that the freezeups are a virus or a CPU-hogging process. I can't pinpoint any software problems. I've found it now though, and found a few red events in there, so I'll see if I can get rid of them and if it helps. @acro: Windows is legit,

This actually worked! Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. I also noticed that when this happened I could still move my mouse for another 5 seconds or so before the whole system froze. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - ADHD software!

Any ideas on what might be causing this, or at least how I can begin to find what the culprit might be? I didn't think much of it and hit the reset button. Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Of course its a real pain to load all the data again, but do you think it would solve the problem?

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Dell laptop stps by harry2494 / November 21, 2008 11:08 AM PST In reply to: Windows XP system just randomly freezes, what?s causing Often dust clogs up the tiny ventilation ports on computers overheating the system and causing it to freeze. Maybe it's really only hardware failures (that would explain why I can't invoke a BSOD from keyboard). I was wondering if it was an overheatproblem -> running lots of USB devices etc.

Most of the time it's just flashing the BIOS. Sure the cpu might get too much stress and just freeze the computer, but that still doesent explain why the computer ran near flawlessly until i rebooted the pc. (had the share|improve this answer answered Jul 29 '09 at 11:31 cop1152 2,12021531 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote Check your RAM like Evan said, also make sure your motherboard chipset Ask a question and give support.

posted by acro at 5:51 PM on January 12, 2008 Can you see any red x's in your event log? The only one that could beat it was Norton SpeedDisk for DOS of the late 80' end early 90's that only needed 1 free cluster... im thinking it's either something wrong with my motherboard (recently purchased) Asus P5Q SE2 because ive had the problem since i got the new motherboard. Then I did Chkdsk on the hard drive.

I'll try MemTest86+ and update the question ASAP! TFC will close all open application windows. 3.Double-click TFC.exe to run the program. 4.If prompted, click "Yes" to reboot. Just a thought, try and see if there is anything online about your motherboard+ram ?!? 5ndr5 5ndr5, Oct 21, 2010 #7 gxu Thread Starter Joined: Oct 12, 2010 Messages: 8 Your changes - the USB stick and Acronis - are lot more likely to be coincidental to the real issue.

gxu, Oct 12, 2010 #3 gxu Thread Starter Joined: Oct 12, 2010 Messages: 8 anyone? That is an involved and difficult process, and I actually suggest that you do this on a different hard drive (if necessary, consider buying a small (possibly used) hard drive cheap with some patience you will discover what causes your problem.

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So it's back to the drawing board. Having my motherboard break does not sound like something I want to have happened. Any idea's ? Windows knows no escape.

I have yet to see in the event log what program, software, hardware, etc. Why didn't Dumbledore make a sound when he appeared on Privet Drive? Status 79. Computing.Net cannot verify the validity of the statements made on this site.

The tweaks were ; 1:Start launcher as usual (after applying compatibility mode) 2:Start task manager and search dwm.exe under process tab and end process once, it will still be there, so Does it still happen?posted by kaydo at 4:30 PM on January 12, 2008 Obligatory "Have you run a quick scan with anti-spywear software on it?" answer.posted by oxford blue at 4:53