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Old 01-15-2007, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I've been having this problem plague me for 6 months now and I haven't been able to pinpoint the problem. I'm running an AMD X2 4200+ with 2gb ram on WinXP with SP2.

Problem: Between 24 - 96 hours of being constantly on, at some random time my computer will take a dump. I will lose internet connectivity, programs refuse to load and give me the 0xc0000142 error message, if I'm playing a game while doing this and alt tab to windows, the desktop resizes to 640x480@60Hz. Other times sound will die, sometimes it doesn't.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Old 01-24-2007, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check all your fans to see if there working properly. even on your GPU if you have one.

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Old 01-24-2007, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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test your ram, run memtest see if it comes up with any errors, also if you have a fan on your video card add some thermal grease under it and check if your power supply has heavy amounts of dust inside if so, i DO NOT recommend cleaning it, rather buy yourself a new power supply and you should be good =D
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Alright, I appreciate the help, thanks guys. I'll try those and hopefully they work.
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