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Old 03-22-2006, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Irritating freezing

well me and my wife moved and we left the computer where we moved from and it had Windows ME on it, then a few weeks later her dad put windows 98 SE on it and sent it to us in the mail (when it was on ME it was fine), but now when we restart the computer (or start it at all for that matter) once it gets to the log-in screen it freezes for a couple seconds everytime, and any time were playing ANY type of game the computer eventually freezes, and the same thing happens when were transferring large files, downloading, installing, and everything else that has to do with waiting for something to finish, the only way to even hope to finish an installation of anything or download or transfer anything large, you have to set it to the lowest quality and resolution settings for the desktop to even have any hope of finishing them. I know one of the fans are out and ones about to go out (we still have another 3 on it that are working), and were going to open the case and put a house fan blowing on it to see if anything changes. But would the transferring/downloading/installing problems even have anything to do with overheating? because we can do everything else on the computer with no problem


anyone have any idea how we could fix this? its very irritating to play a game for an hour and have the computer freeze before you save your game, not to mention its annoying to try transferring files 5-6 times before you actually get it done >.<
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like a psu/capacitors issue
download everest http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html get into computer-->sensor and take a screenshot , also check mobo for bad capacitors see these examples
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=195
http://home.earthlink.net/~doniteli/index27.htm
if youll find any,they can be replaced at any electronic repair shop it wouldnt cost much , as for the login screen maybe some spyware is causing it download hijackthis http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html click "do a system scan and save a logfile" open a new thread at this section and copy & paste it
http://www.techist.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=126
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