computer locks up for no reason? how do i find out why?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by brian, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. brian

    brian Guest

    i have xp pro and it seems to lock up on me if i leave it idle. it
    happens on and off the net? i am no computer wizard but i know it
    should not be doing that! Please help me on how i can try to fix this
    issue.

    thanks

    brian
    brian, Apr 13, 2004
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  2. brian

    Michael-NC Guest

    Lock ups can be due to heat, which you can check with a monitoring program,
    by making sure the fans are spinning and the heatsink is not clogged with
    dust. Memory errors which you can check with memtest86 or a faulty, erratic
    power supply which you can check with a multi-meter.

    "brian" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > i have xp pro and it seems to lock up on me if i leave it idle. it
    > happens on and off the net? i am no computer wizard but i know it
    > should not be doing that! Please help me on how i can try to fix this
    > issue.
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > brian
    Michael-NC, Apr 13, 2004
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