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Old 08-12-2007, 03:59 PM   #1
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My PC will freeze at random, sometimes as it's booting up, sometimes 5 minutes into use, as I'm writing it hasn't frozen for 20 mins or so. There is no indicator as to when it will happen.

Things I have changed since the problem started: I added an Audigy SoundBlaster SE and intalled the drivers over a week ago. I added a 2.1 speaker system (incl. sub) but I have experienced freezing even when the power is switched off at the mains. I added a D-Link USB hub a few days ago which has my modem, external HDD and MP3 cable plugged in. Other than that I have installed MAME32 (a computer game emulator) and that's about it.

I'm running WinXP Pro (SP2), I have a 400w power supply, AMD 2700xp, 512 DDR. Anything else you need to know please ask.

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Old 08-12-2007, 04:24 PM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome To TSF.

Can you get into safe mode?

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Old 08-12-2007, 04:29 PM   #3
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Thanks, I've been looking for a decent tech support forum

I haven't tried, I am guessing yes I can get into safe mode. It's odd though, because my PC hasn't crashed for about 45 mins. I'll keep trying to diagnose the problem though.

What are you suggesting about safe mode?

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I would see if it works first, then run

sfc /scannow (Start >> Run >> sfc /scannow (there is a space between sfc and /scannow))

Scan for spyware,malware using Avg Anti Spyware (Link Here)

Scan for virus Avg Anti Virus Plus (Link Here)

and see what they come back with

and run disk management. (Start >> Programs >> accessories >> system tools >> disk defragment)
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Thanks, I'll do a scan and defrag and report back.

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