Re: computer locking up on windows starting screen
Safe mode works?
If both OS's freeze, this kinda points to a hardware issue to me. I would 1st visit the hard drive manufacturer and download their hard drive tools to scan it. Or get a program to boot with cd and scan. I recommend Spinrite. Check the drive to defects.
Next I would start looking at Video card.
Beyond that. If you can fix electronics, being out side condensation could be a factor. Look at the tops of the compactors on the mainboard, see if any are buldged up or leaking like an old battery. It any are, then a 10 cent cap would be it.
I sure glad you posted this. I've been called crazy for the last 5 years for having a computer in the garage..
You wouldn't believe how helpful it is loading up Mitchell OnDemand when you work on cars in the garage..
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