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Old 09-25-2006, 03:02 AM   #1
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Default Help with random PC freezes

Hi,

I've sold my old PC couple of weeks ago because it was constantly

crashing and it was slow. Also very often I got freezes that I

thought were casued by the system. They were random with no particular

program running.


After I bought a copmletely different PC with all other parts

different except for the DVD Rom and CD Rom along with the keyboard,

the mouse and the monitor, I started experiencing the same freezes

like with my old PC.


At first I thought that it must be the mouse since I got freezes on

windows explorer doing nothing on a braun new PC.

I changed the mouse with the one from my laptop but I still got the

same system freezing. I unplugged both the printer and the scanner and

again it didn't help.

So now it's up to the DVD, CD Rom and/or the keyboards to be checked.

I have scanned my PC for viruses and found none.

The freezes happen at random and the system doesn't crash. It doesn't

matter if I am running Photoshop or just idling around in windows

explorer.

How can I find what's causing the problem?

Thanks and regards from Macedonia.

Ljupco
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Old 09-25-2006, 07:27 AM   #2
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How about reinstalling Windows?
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Old 09-25-2006, 07:34 AM   #3
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But it happens on a fresh copy of windows.I don't think that should solve the problem
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How about the hard drive failing?
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Old 09-25-2006, 09:02 AM   #5
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What are the specs of this pc?
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Old 09-25-2006, 01:42 PM   #6
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I have Athlon 64 bit with 1 GB of RAM, 200 Gb of HDD (Western digital SATA 2) 40 GB HDD (Maxtor-not SATA), nVidia 7300GT, MSI motherboard
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check your event viewer and see if you find anything of interest. Right click "my computer" select "manage" the expand "event viewer" check through there and see what you find. If you do find something unusual copy and paste it here.
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I don't know how to copy and paste text in event viewer, that's why I got screenshots. It seems system log is full with errors.

http://www.pbase.com/buss/image/67518359

http://www.pbase.com/buss/image/67518413
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double click one of those errors and it will give you a little more information on it, copy and paste the txt here
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SideBySide appears to be some type of Adware according to Symantec http://www.symantec.com/security_res...070514-5200-99
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