Computer restarts and freezes

By tomstr
Dec 31, 2008
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  1. i have vista installed on my computer,will restart and freeze,and then sometime it will just run ok.one thing i do notice is that i have 4 gig memory,but only shows 3 gigs why?is this a memory problem?any help will be great thanks...
  2. BlkHeartWolf

    BlkHeartWolf Newcomer, in training Posts: 160

    I can explain some things and see about the startup issue

    Go to {Start} {RUN} type in DXDIAG

    save the log file and attach it here
  3. seanc

    seanc Newcomer, in training Posts: 284

    It only show's 3GB because that's all a 32 bit operating system can address.

    We need the specifications of your computer to be able to help you properly. Perhaps put them into your profile so everyone can see them for the future.
  4. BlkHeartWolf

    BlkHeartWolf Newcomer, in training Posts: 160

    The OLD 3GB limit is not true any more there is a switch also but i won't post it here because it takes some expertise to use it.

    I can explain some things and see about the startup issue

    Go to {Start} {RUN} type in DXDIAG

    save the log file and attach it here
  5. tomstr

    tomstr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    here you go hope this will help
  6. zulu7777

    zulu7777 Newcomer, in training

    about the memory

    in windows XP 32 BIT when you have more than 3 gigs of memory, it will only see 3 gigs, So if you have 4 it will read only 3 gigs. I am nor shure about the vista,
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    As you have Vista installed, the switch or info on Xp is not required

    Try running Memtest on your Ram
  8. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 333

    32 bit Vista with SP 1 will SEE the 4GB, but will reserve a minimum 512MB RAM for PCI. It depends on your system and graphics card, some will take more, giving you only 3 or 3.25 GB of usable memory.
  9. tomstr

    tomstr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i have done a memory test and came out ok,did anyone read my text file on the diag.when the computer warmed up and after i downloaded flashplayer it has ran great all day,i,thank you for all the help but i will see tomorow..i will let you know eather way...
  10. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Does it ever give you a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death)? If so, we might be able to find the problem if you upload your minidumps.
  11. BlkHeartWolf

    BlkHeartWolf Newcomer, in training Posts: 160

    read it and you are find, windows is reporting availible memory not your hardware total
     
  12. tomstr

    tomstr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yes i do get the blue screen,not allways,seems to happen when i first start the computer...thanks
  13. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    If possible, navigate to your C:\Windows\Minidump folder and upload some of the more recent .dmp files in there.
  14. tomstr

    tomstr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    here are the files

    did you read my file?
  15. troganhorse

    troganhorse Newcomer, in training

    It only shows 3 gigs(happens to me too) because vista itself takes up a gig. Or atlease thats what im told. I have a x64 tho.
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