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Old 01-03-02, 04:45 PM
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PC Freezing Up A Lot - Help Needed

I have an HP PC (Athlon processor) running Windows ME that has been freezing a lot lately since I had to do a recovery. Prior to the recovery, no problems.
(Internet Explorer freezes up often).

Any suggestions why and how to fix the freeze ups from happening ?

Thanks.
Old 01-03-02, 05:35 PM
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did you try a full system restore to a previous working date?? First thing I would check is the CPU fan. You sure don't want that baby going out on you!! After that, I would try the restore thing. I'm using win2k now but seems like the restore option in ME was start-programs-accessories-system tools somewhere around there.... Good Luck!!
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i dont guess you want to hear my diagnosis

*cough* winme blows *cough*
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if you're reasonably computer literate, run msconfig (Run from the start menu).

under the startup tab, look to see anything that you don't need to keep running.

a good resource to check what needs to be running and what you can disable is:
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm

rather than repeatedly restore, you might want to see whether you've picked up something along the way that is bogging down your system.

you can also run ad-aware and see if any spyware is messing up IE.
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Originally posted by Eeyore
if you're reasonably computer literate, run msconfig (Run from the start menu).

under the startup tab, look to see anything that you don't need to keep running.

a good resource to check what needs to be running and what you can disable is:
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm

rather than repeatedly restore, you might want to see whether you've picked up something along the way that is bogging down your system.

you can also run ad-aware and see if any spyware is messing up IE.

Thanks Eeyore !
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Originally posted by Struz



Thanks Eeyore !
np. glad to be helpful.

if IE keeps crashing, you may want to run windows update and get IE 6.0 if you haven't yet. i installed it the other day and it seems a lot more stable, and i like the way it handles cookies better than 5.5. not sure how other people like it, but as MS upgrades go, it was a good one :>

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