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I have 7 XP pro machines on a corporate network (Novell).
All of them except mine and one other, freeze when
starting up, or working within a program. Screen savers have been turned off. I am testing the compatability mode with the email client as of this morning but wondered if anyone else may have some suggestions.
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by:t1n0m3n
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Sounds like a ram problem.
Try switching ram with on of the ones that does not have the problem and see if the problems moves with the ram.
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by:cliff_mcloughlin
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Many freezes in Win XP are due to video drivers. Try different ones for your graphics cards - WinXP built in, manufaturers, etc. The latest may NOT always be the greatest!!
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by:djohnson1
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These are DELL Dimension 4300's right out of the manufacter's box.

WinXP (Originally HOME but upg. to PRO)
OfficeXP
Novell Client32 for NT/XP
Latest updates installed
Third party email client (ExpressIT! 2000).


Had same problems with HOME that I do with PRO version.
Does sound like a hardward issue but not sure what. I printed the error log and found several of the following with different applications:

Hanging application EXP32.EXE,version 0.0.0.0, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.
         
Hanging application EXCEL.EXE,version 10.0.2614.0, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.

Maybe this extra info will help?
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by:cliff_mcloughlin
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I've read of problems with Dell laptops with (I think) NVidia video chipsets having drivers wich hang under XP. Do you know what video chipset you are using?
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by:djohnson1
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16mb ATI RAGE 128 ULTRA
This is a desktop PC.
P4 1.6ghz
with 256mb ram
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by:djohnson1
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16mb ATI RAGE 128 ULTRA
This is a desktop PC.
P4 1.6ghz
with 256mb ram
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by:t1n0m3n
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did the problem move with the ram?  or did it stay?
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by:djohnson1
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problem stays with the machine. I read on another board where others are having the same problem...but no answers.
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Problem solved. The Novell client32 version for NT needed updated to 4.83. This took care of the problem.

How do I close this out? Nobody had the answer.
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