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My computer likes to play freeze tag!
em420 Jun-20-02 03:39 PM
I've tried over and over again to diagnose the problem with my limited computer knowledge. I've tried uninstalling programs that are fairly recent. My computer locks up all the time! I mean like 5-10 times a day! I bought Norton System Works for it. This little window that you can put different system monitors on. One of the monitors I have on there is the CPU usage. Most of the time it shows that it's using 100%! I built my computer and didn't have any problems for a long time, now all the sudden, this is maddening! I've tried running the anti-virus program, no viruses found.
I have a Celeron 1.0 processor on a Gigabyte motherboard. I can't seem to remember any of the other specs right now and I'm not on that computer. I'm wondering if maybe I need to add more RAM, but would that really be causing this insistent problem? There were no problems for so long, I doubt if that will fix it. I have an ATI card for hooking your VCR and what not up to your computer, as well as a regular graphics card, but that never caused problems before either. That's why I figured it might be a newly installed program, but that hasn't fixed it either. What else causes your computer to freeze up?

1. RE: My computer likes to play freeze tag!
lbyard Jun-20-02 07:34 PM
In response to message 0
Well, it won't even run without an operating system... Please provide more detail. Larry

2. RE: My computer likes to play freeze tag!
em420 Jun-21-02 11:45 AM
In response to message 1
Windows ME, 256 MB SDRAM, Celeron 1.0 GHz, Gigabyte motherboard, ummm what else should I include? I really wish I could remember to write this down while I'm at my own computer, I can be forgetful.

3. RE: My computer likes to play freeze tag!
lbyard Jun-24-02 03:41 PM
In response to message 2
For starters... disable all motherboard resources (serial ports, USB, RAID controllers you are not using), be sure no boards are plugged into the PCI slot next to the AGP slot, and look in Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device manager for resource conflicts (exclamation marks). Run the resource conflict troubleshooter if you see some. Do a scandisk with a surface scan. Check for viruses with an up-to-date virus database. Be sure all Windows updates are installed. Does this happen in a particular application? Me isn’t perfect by a long shot… Well, no Microsoft product is… Larry

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