Please help..PC keeps freezing!

  BRFCIDB 20:32 22 Sep 06
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My PC is about 18 months old and it has recently kept freezing. I have done a system restore and run Norton but not loaded any software. In other words its back to manufacturer status, clean! I left it running for about 5 hours today and it was fine and then "crash". When I say crash I mean the mouse and PC locks up, I can't open task manager,and if playing music a high pitch whistle can be heard, all I can do is switch it off. Sometimes I need to unplug the mains, as when I push the "on" button the PC comes on but no output to the monitor.

Is this a back to PC world job.

Many thanks

Ian

  Jak_1 20:37 22 Sep 06

Sounds like a program confict of sorts, Norton maybe! Try dissabling Norton and see what happens.

  lotvic 20:42 22 Sep 06

I would check that all the cables are firmly plugged in
Do this when the pc is switched OFF

  sunny staines 20:44 22 Sep 06

could be overheating or possible ram defect.

  BRFCIDB 21:14 22 Sep 06

Sunny stains

The fan is always on, is this how it should be?

Cheers

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:20 22 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

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