Laptop Freezes with Windows XP

  Gus2006 19:43 26 Sep 06
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I have bought an old laptop (P3 256mb memory), formatted the hard drive, bought XP (home) and installed it. When XP loads it works OK until it reaches the 'Welcome' screen. At this point it freezes and then frees up about 5 mins later. Once XP has eventually loaded it freezes every minute or so for about 30 seconds and then frees up again.

The laptop does have a sticker on it which says designed for XP so I don't think it's under spec'd

Please help!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:16 26 Sep 06

FReeezing PC

1. Overheat due to faulty / blocked fans

2. PSU voltages

3. Household power surges fridge etc switching on/off

4. faulty memory stick try memtest click here

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


try 4 and 6

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