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Old 05-24-2004, 05:54 AM   #1
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Default my friend's com keeps restarting and hanging

My friend is asking me 4 help cos his com keeps hanging and restarting on its own. But im not sure of the exact cause. Any suggestions or solutions?
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Old 05-24-2004, 06:00 AM   #2
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could be a virus or a hardware fault.

first off suggest you scan for any virus,spyware that might be on the machine.

secondly check the machine for any loose expansion cards especially the video card.
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Old 05-24-2004, 11:34 AM   #3
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r u connect to the internet because it could be ms blaster check for virus spyware and your connections
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What OS?

Windows XP? If so, when it comes back up it will display "Your computer had a fatal error. Do you want to send the problem to Microsoft?" Or somthing to that nature. Press "yes". If Windows can narrow what caused the crash, Microsoft will tell you what device driver, activity or other that caused it. This is can help you greatly in the future.

i.e. if you just installed a bunch of driver updates this will narrow it down and maybe you load the last one that worked or keep your eye open for a patch.

Other OS?

You are pretty much on your own. Lots of taking something out and see if it crashes, etc.
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Old 05-24-2004, 06:25 PM   #5
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