Computer block

Hello  
I need help.  
When I launch some programs ( outlook express, adobe go live)  
after some seconds my computer blocks itself. Same CTRL+ALT+DEL  
doesn't have any more effect. It is necessary to make a reset. It sometimes arrives also while surfing on internet.  
If i scan my hardrive with NAV 2000,  there is no virus.  
It can come him of the motherboard (AX59PRO) or of the CPU (AMD K6/2 350 Mhs, 128 Mo sdram)
eldiabloAsked:
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MATTCEIConnect With a Mentor Commented:
When did this problem start?

The hard lockups plus the fact that your HD runs on another system seem to point to a hardware problem,but don't let your software off the hook yet.Unless your friend's system is identical to yours,it's loading different drivers and assigning them different resources.Try:

-Set Hardware acceleration to 'none' at Control Panel - System - Performance - Graphics.This is just a test - if it works,we need to isolate the cause further.

-If you have multiple SDRAMs,pull one.If it happens again,swap it for the one you left in.This is a simple way to find a bad memory module.

-Disable,in Device Manager,as many non-essential cards as possible (Audio,Network,etc.).This is almost as good as pulling the cards,as it will prevent thier resources from being allocated in Windows (see above).It won't,however,prevent BIOS allocation nor 'hung' signals.If you still have problems,try pulling the cards.
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Asta CuCommented:
No conflicts in device manager?  Have you run scandisk/defrag, cleared history and temporary internet files in your browser?  Check what all you are loading from startup.

Start - Run - MSCONFIG - you'll be able to uncheck autoexec, config, run and load - statements and your start up items in the start up folder to see what is causing the problem if you find that you don't have any problems in device manager and other things don't produce a fix.  

Sure sounds like resource conflicts to me.  No error messages or log files?  If you've got Windows 98 updated from WindowsUpdate with fixes, you can also try some other tests.  

Start - run - msinfo32 - you can check your IRQ assignments, etc. and look under TOOLS, run the DirectX diagnostics to test your sound and video card.

If your drivers aren't current, check for updates.

Lots of possibilities.
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jatcanCommented:
When did this problem start and what have you changed on you pc recently?

Jatcan
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duchess1Commented:
if you are running Norton CrashGuard remove it ! it is well known to cause freezes and ctr-alt-delete also won't work.
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eldiabloAuthor Commented:
Thank, you but I already had  desinstall  Norton Crash guard  
I had noticed that it was not reliable
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Asta CuCommented:
What happened when you tried my recommendations?  If more is needed to explain my strategy and recommendation, advise accordingly.

Start - Run - MSCONFIG.  What are you loading from your start up files?  

Do you run IOMEGA Zip Disk/Tools, etc.?

The more you tell us about your setup, the quicker the fix.

When you "deinstalled", did you ensure that all remnants are gone?  

Do you run Hurricane?  There are some specific possibilities as to your issue, but until we hear the results of recommdations and more about your setup, is too much guesswork.
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eldiabloAuthor Commented:
Hello astaec

Thank you for your informations  
Finally, problems don't come from my operating system.  
At a friend with my HDD, there are not any problems  
Is it therefore either a parameter at the level of the Bios , but which?  
either it could come of my motherboard or of the CPU
I don't know
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Asta CuCommented:
I have not experienced your motherboard, but perhaps it has to do with your settings within the BIOS.  Are all IDE HDDs on auto detect; settings correct also for your hard drive type/size?  Is this motherboard BIOS/CMOS current?  You might benefit by checking the website for your motherboard in case a more current BIOS update is available.  Also, perhaps your settings don't show and/or don't support a PNP OS (Plug and Play Operating System)....

Lots of possible things come to mind, perhaps these will help narrow it some.
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Asta CuCommented:
Do you have your manual, Eldiablo, for your motherboard?


Also .... even though it worked on another computer, it could be a settings issue.  Did you try
Start
Run
MSCONFIG
and uncheck items so they don'd load from your startup files, autoexec.bat, config.sys, and the load= and run = items in your win.com file?  You can always recheck them to get them to reload.  BUT if you uncheck these items, then reboot, and find that you no longer have the problem, then you know it is one item loading (you can minimize the process by rechecking one at a time/reboot to test)....
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eldiabloAuthor Commented:
Thank's MATTCEI's
With hardware acceleration on "none"
it's OK
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Asta CuCommented:
Mattcei comes through again, hats off to you, mattcei!

Glad all is well, eldiablo.

Asta
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jatcanCommented:
I'd hardly say that having hardware acceleration off makes it OK.... but if your happy who'm I to say anything...

Jatcan
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Asta CuCommented:
Hey, Jatcan....

   :~)

Smile,  it makes life quite a bit nicer.  

I sure didn't mean to get anyone going, just wanted to commend someone for finding a solution that the client said worked.  I'd post my web site with my "computer-shmumptuter" verse to cheer you up, but it's a wav file that takes too long to load.

Asta
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MATTCEICommented:
Thanks,again,for the atta-boy,astaec.

eldiablo - you should troubleshoot this further,or at least try increasing hardware acceleration to as high as you can,unless you see no difference in video speed.Some things you should look into:

-See if an updated video driver is available that will let you run at full acceleration.

-Verify your CPU settings: should be 100MHZ bus,3.5 clock ratio.Overclocking the CPU bus will also overclock the PCI/AGP buses on mainboards that drive these synchronously from the CPU bus.Look for a jumper that allows you to lower the CPU-to-PCI/AGP clock ratio.
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eldiabloAuthor Commented:
Hi
Why so many hates?  
In fact I had put a recent pilot for my graphic card,  
it is it that put problem.  
Thank you to all
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Asta CuCommented:
No hate, ever.  None, whatsoever.  If all is well, we're happy.
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