pc random shutdown or freezing

  mad1234 11:31 18 Aug 06
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a friend has a pc running windows me & it keeps shutting down randomly or freezing up. he has checked the fans & says they are working ok
he has also used norton disk doctor 2001 to try to fix problems to no avail.
can anyone give me any tips he can use? simplified as i have to explain it to him & he is a novice at this.

thanks

  mad1234 13:58 18 Aug 06

i know others have had similar problems but i thought that having windows me might make a difference to the solution

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:41 18 Aug 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

  mad1234 17:16 20 Aug 06

thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ i'll get him to try these monday & let you know how it goes

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