Solved

computer freezes after 10 minutes

Posted on 2003-10-28
6
952 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Desktop PC / OS winxp Pro /
The system boots up normally, Permits account holders to log on and the system will work sometimes for 20 minutes or 30 minutes and then would freeze without any warning. No blue screens / No error messages / Tried Norton Virus Scan / system froze after 30 minutes / Initially the display on screen would begin to shiver and system would freeze / now hangs after short periods of time/ tried to defrag/ completed 30 % and froze/ Have not tried system restore yet /
Request help .

Unni
0
Comment
Question by:padmanabhanunni
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
sunray_2003 earned 100 total points
ID: 9635402
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:padmanabhanunni
ID: 9635541
Hi sunray_2003

The Desktop is in the office. will follow all the suggestions, Memtest, overheating, etc and report tomorrow. Thanks
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:kbeast
ID: 9636777
you don't have any screen savers set, or power management features enabled, coorect?

I would start by illiminating screen savers, possibly one could be corrupt.

Power management features might have something to do with it, other than that, it's probably overheating..possibly your video card or CPU if it has a dead fan on it.
0
Why Off-Site Backups Are The Only Way To Go

You are probably backing up your data—but how and where? Ransomware is on the rise and there are variants that specifically target backups. Read on to discover why off-site is the way to go.

 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:nader alkahtani
ID: 9638013
"Question 8: Why do I get 30 seconds delay on the first NT bootup blue screen?

Answer:. Each dot is part of the boot-time chkdsk (autochk.exe), and each 3 dots represent one drive so there should be 3* dots. Sometimes if something is wrong with that drive the startup will be delayed. However there is a known problem with NT if your computer has one or more IDE disks and one or more SCSI disks which results in a pause of around 30 seconds. The problem is due to the detection code used by NT and is currently being investigated by Microsoft."

http://www.supermicro.com/TECHSUPPORT/faqs/winnt_faq.htm



http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Q_20597703.html

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:padmanabhanunni
ID: 9639167
Hi Kbeast
I checked scren savers first as it had caused a similiar problem earlier. It is set to "None". I will look into power settings also
Unni
Hi Nadir
Wrong Post??
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Rob Stone
ID: 9641079
You might want to try a different PSU as well.  Dodgy PSU's cause very strange problems.

I have a rubbish PC at home and with a 300W PSU it was really flaky, took about 6 attempts to get 2000 Pro installed.  Then after putting a 400W PSU in and tried again it been as solid as a rock.
0

Featured Post

[Live Webinar] The Cloud Skills Gap

As Cloud technologies come of age, business leaders grapple with the impact it has on their team's skills and the gap associated with the use of a cloud platform.

Join experts from 451 Research and Concerto Cloud Services on July 27th where we will examine fact and fiction.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In a recent article here at Experts Exchange (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/18880/PaperPort-14-in-Windows-10-A-First-Look.html), I discussed my nine-month sandbox testing of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, specifically with respect to r…
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.
Suggested Courses

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question