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WinXP Quirks

XP random freeze by marymmcc
Posted: 26 Oct 04

Troubleshooting XP random freeze ups
run: antivirus,Spybot,Ad-aware, Spyware Blaster, CWShredder
-various on-line anti-virus/anti-trojan scans
-chkdsk /r from DOS
-hard drive diagnostics
-memory diagnostics
-resolve any IRQ conflicts
-update all drivers
-resolve any Event Viewer errors
-reseat RAM
-reseat all PCI cards, IDE cables, drives
-decelerate hard drive----(Display>Settings>Advanced>Troubleshoot>slider at half
-disable IE pop up blocker
-set MSCONFIG to normal startup (previously selective startup)
-BIOS changed from pnp OS to no pnp OS, then back again
-temperature OK, fans working
-BIOS update if available
-disable hibernation and disk/monitor shutoffs
-disable screensaver
-disable Windows Firewall, and all exceptions
-security set to medium
-verify router settings
-underclock processor, example: 133 mhz to 100

The above check list resolved my xp pro random freeze ups. Hope it helps you.



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