Hello we have a computer that for no apparent reason externaly keeps freezing up every now and again in what ever its doing no set program it just locks up, re starts ok may be runs for hours on end then freezes up, what should we be looking for. running windows xp with sp1. we need an idiots guide if anybody can help Many Thanks Phil
256M is barely enough for reliable operation of XP, another 256M will make a big difference. Also run Ccleaner click here to remove accumulated temporary files and other clutter and A-squared free click here to see if it can find any malware that might be wasting resources.
Overheating will generally require a cooling down time before the computer can restart. Try testing the RAM, either by substitution or by running MemTest click here. An occasional cleanup with Ccleaner is never a bad idea as well.
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