System lock up

  dinger159 18:25 01 Feb 08

My Intel P4 2.2gh PC running XP SP2 keeps locking up. The only way that I can get it working again is to ctr/alt/del to task manager and click the close button twice, this allows me to continue as usual until the next lock up. I have tried re-installing Windows and updating drivers to no avail. Has anybody any ideas what is happening and how I can fix this

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:28 01 Feb 08

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 18:29 01 Feb 08

Have a look at the Event Log it may tell you what the problem is

  STREETWORK 18:29 01 Feb 08

next time it locks up check in task manager for processess and performance tabs and see if some software is hogging the memory or the CPU is at 100%. This will help in trying to diagnose the problem as either software of hardware related. In the mean time its woth checking inside the case for any dust clogging up fans, graphics card or CPU cooling veins...

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