Computer crashes in normal mode after about 5 minutes

By SMayesJr
May 6, 2011
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  1. I am currently running Windows XP Home Edition on my desktop. One day while I was in the middle of listening to music my computer just froze up on me. I restarted the computer and now it will crash about 5 minutes after I login. I have went into safe mode and ran a couple virus scans and it still has the same issue.
    I am confused on what exactly is going on and why it keeps freezing when in normal mode.

    I ran Hijackthis when I was actually able to stay logged in long enough and and have attached the results. Can someone help me out?

    Attached Files:

  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    The most likely cause is faulty memory, run through this guide:

    The next likely problem is a failing hard drive so make sure you have all your data backed up.


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