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Old 05-08-2007, 07:14 PM   #1
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Hello all,

Everytime I switch one my pc and choose to startup windows XP Student Edition. After a while, it freezes! I can't move the mouse, once I cant do that i press enter or esc on the keyboard and it makes one "beep" sound and thats it, nothing else happens. I restart computer and use it for a while again, sometimes it doesn't freeze and sometimes it does! I think it usualy freezes up when i do things that are demanding like burning on nero.

I have run virus tests etc using AVG. Sometimes it freezes during this but i have deleted something called "installer.exe" since it was shown up as a threat. I though this would solve problem but it didn't!

Anyone know what else i can do or what is wrong with Windows?

Thanks all, Appreciate any help!
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Hello all,

Everytime I switch one my pc and choose to startup windows XP Student Edition. After a while, it freezes! I can't move the mouse, once I cant do that i press enter or esc on the keyboard and it makes one "beep" sound and thats it, nothing else happens. I restart computer and use it for a while again, sometimes it doesn't freeze and sometimes it does! I think it usualy freezes up when i do things that are demanding like burning on nero.

I have run virus tests etc using AVG. Sometimes it freezes during this but i have deleted something called "installer.exe" since it was shown up as a threat. I though this would solve problem but it didn't!

Anyone know what else i can do or what is wrong with Windows?

Thanks all, Appreciate any help!
did you download this version?

i have had the same problem when i downloaded a bad XP Pro torrent
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:37 PM   #3
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did you download this version?

i have had the same problem when i downloaded a bad XP Pro torrent
yes i did to be honest. Did you fix it? If not do you know the reason why...maybe i can have a go and fix it!
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:22 AM   #4
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Try downloading it again from a different source. Whats the specs of your pc?
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:09 PM   #5
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i have this version. its the no activation one mine works perfect though. i dont think this is a bad download. sounds like your pc is full of crap. run spybot s and d, maybe an online scanner like trend micro, clean temp files, defrag, etc... see if that does anything.
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one thing I've learned over the years is to buy my software. The time wasted on bug exploits, viruses and dodging activation would be much better put to earning £60 for an OEM version of the stuff.

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Have you checked your graphics card as mine went with similar circumstances. if I turned on my computer it would freeze on the desktop,or I would be on line or burning a disc anything then eventually i started getting funny colors on my screen and i twigged what it was.
I like you did the av scans, reformat ,fiddled with my memory just about everything it drove me crackers
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yea my old graphics card used to freeze my computer because it was fcuked. i would try cleaning your pc junk first. i recon you have a lot of crap files
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You could try this program to see if it helps http://www.ccleaner.com/
How much hdd are you using? do you store big files like films , photographs or games because this would cause you problems if you only had 256 or 512 ram
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If all else fails just download a better torrent.

If you need one just PM me, I have a few.
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:00 PM   #11
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Thanks for the replies people!

I am in the same situation that BlackJack was in! I get freezes...and it may be because of the graphics card.

Computer Specs (thats a hard one!):
AMD 1800+ (i think!)
120GB Hard Drive
1GB Ram
Crap Graphics Card (SIS)

Windows XP student edition is from a torrent download, it works fine but just freezes when, i think, i do demanding tasks. I burn a lot of DVD's etc.

I did all the health check...i.e. pcpitstop, symantech etc. They all said good health etc.

So i did try anything i can think of! But nothing! What else can i do (that isn't too extreme)!???!

Thanks for anymore help!

p.s. just downloading ccleaner and will run it.
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Completed CCleaner and it got rid of 3, 600mb!!! eeehhh is that normal! So i had 3GB of crap laying around! I doubt this will solve problem but hopefully it will!

Anything else that i can run or do to solve problem?
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It should make a bit of difference ,thats quite alot of junk, i don't think it will solve the freeze issue altogether though, has you graphics card got a heat sinc? if so is it clean of dust?. you could try a windows repair as well if you haven't already
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Just thought of something else, check your system temp to see if computer is overheating that would cause freezes or random starts
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Wuum, I'd look at your PSU's wattage. Just open up your PC and read what's on the Power supply. It's the one with the big sticker. if you can get me the wattage, I could see with that.

I had this problem with mine. The PSU was 250W and my machine was a little under the specs than yours, but it locked up randomly.
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