Freezing PC

  geedad 08:56 17 Jun 11
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HP Pavilion series P6000. Intel i5, Windows Home Premium. My PC froze completely last night, and I resorted to switching the PC off manually, which I don't like doing, but this IS the first time with this PC since purchase last November. I switched it back on, and because it was not a "natural" shut down, had to start the PC from the Safe Mode ( Windows normal start). All was OK, and there did not seen to be any problem at all. However, when I had finished with the PC that evening, and after going to "Shut Down", I was confronted with "Do not switch off your PC, 13 updates are being installed". Obviously, I let those install, but I wonder if that was the original problem with a frozen PC (the updates trying to install?). Anyone with similar experience? Thanks geedad

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:37 17 Jun 11

FReeezing PC

  1. Overheat due to faulty / blocked fans (unlikely as pretty new)

  2. PSU voltages

  3. Household power surges fridge etc switching on/off

  4. faulty memory stick try memtest http://www.memtest86.com/

  5. virus or spyware scan for both especially if shutting down with in a few minutes of switch on or internet use

  6. driver conflicts especially grahics cards get the latest drivers for your equipment

  geedad 14:40 17 Jun 11

Thanks, Fruit Bat /\0/\, Very useful info, as always! geedad

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