pc keeps freezing

  nickyjane 15:35 14 May 06
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Hi Guys, my pc has been playing up lately and doing many strange and wonderful things, sometimes it wont boot up other times its just keeps freezing, have come across a message in system information error log which looks very strange, dont know if this is reason for the strange going on's .The message reads " amli:acpi biosis attempting to read from illegal 10 port address (0x75) which lies in the 0x74-0x76 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. pleas contact your system vendor for technical assistance" any ideas please. o/s is xp pro, sp2.

Thanks

  woodchip 15:42 14 May 06

looks like faulty memory. do you get more than one beep when comp starts

  nickyjane 15:55 14 May 06

sometimes. My nav did find and remove a trojan a few days ago, have scanned using spybot, adaware A2 and spy sweeper seems ok .Have taken the side off, thought it might be over heating.

  rodriguez 16:00 14 May 06

How many beeps do you get on startup? If there's sometimes 1 long one then a couple of short ones it could be faulty memory. Another reason for this message is a BIOS problem. Go to the website of your motherboard manufacturer and download a BIOS update to see if this solves the problem.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:01 14 May 06

Taking the side off makes heating matters worse, air flow across the components is compromised.

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

  woodchip 19:25 14 May 06

Not always, never as with mine it always improves the cooling on mine when I have done it. Only speaking from my own experience

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