windows problem

Posted on 2003-03-12
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I just got my computer 4 months ago. and ever since i got my DSL connected my computer been freezing alot and when i shut down my computer it always freezes whenever it gets to the windows is shuting down screen and then whenever i turn on and restart my computer it goes to the checking drive for errors screen.
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ID: 8121613
Make sure you nic card is NOT sharing an IRQ with another device in your system. This may get rid of some of the freezing.  This sounds like a Win 9x machine.  if so..
1. make sure you have enough free space for your OS to run
2. run scandisk on drive
3. defrag drive
4. boot to dos prompt and type in fdisk /mbr

The last step will lay down a fresh boot record.
Make sure you also limit you temp internet file size, after going broadband with you internet connection its easy to fill up your machine with stuff now that it instant access and fast.

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ID: 8122455
Sounds just like the win98 bug with shutting down, if it is, try doing some windows updates. Think theres a fix in there. You should keep up to date with all updates anyways, so you won't do any harm. Have Phun

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ID: 8122489
What type of ADSL connection are you using,,,USB modem? Have seen these give problems, especially in Win9X.

If using a router and a NIC, try moving the card to a different PCI slot, cause as Jake mentioned above, it could be sharing an IRQ with another device and it is not liking it(although in theory you should be able to share IRQ, it is not always the case).

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ID: 8141530
Since I always keep my virus definitions current, I'm not very informed about the various symptoms that might result from a virus. Have you had a virus program on your computer (and kept it updated) since you got your DSL? If not (and if these other suggestions haven't helped), you can scan your computer using an Internet-based service like this one:


(I don't know how good it is, but I wanted to offer you at least a starting site.)

I may be way off base with this being a possible virus. If so, I hope others will correct me.

Incidentally, what operating system ARE you using? It might help to direct people's suggestions.

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