Windows XP Problem

  King Soapy 14:11 20 May 08

Just noticed on a couple of machines that XP (SP2, patched to all but SP3) tends to freeze randomly for a couple of minutes. I think this is just an XP problem but it's unusual for it to be for up to 2 minutes. It'll go back to normal afterwards, just frustrating for that time you cannot do anything.

Anyone got a fix for this?

Thanks, Kieran

  woodchip 14:19 20 May 08

I would say If its just booting, it could be a Driver. if its running then most likely a Hardware problem. Check all Fans are working full speed and clear of muck. If you have a Graphics card with a fan this could be the problem

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:59 20 May 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

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