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System hanging

System hanging

System hanging

I have a PIII500 PC running Win98. The system 'locks up' with no error messages displayed. The only way to get out is to turn the power off. I have tried changing the motherboard, HD, etc to no avail. There dosn't seem to be any conflicts with the hardware.

Can anyone give me some ideas as to what to try next ???

RE: System hanging

I have the same problem with my win 98 P55C 233 Mhz. The sytem just hangs for no apparent reasons, and there is no hardware conflict. I also need help. Thanks for bringing up the problem.

RE: System hanging

At what point does the "lock up" occur?
For an answer, look at the obvious. Timing is everything.

RE: System hanging

You may want to try changing your monitor to not enter 'power saving' or 'sleep' mode (if it is set to do so).

RE: System hanging

Also it is possible that your video card could be the culprit. I have experienced problems with ATI cards, where I've had to add commands in sys files to correct the problem.

Chris DeLima

RE: System hanging

I downclocked my P55C from 233 to 200 and no more hanging.
I first put in a more powerful cooling fan but it did not help so I downclocked it. And it works.

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