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Two little problems I can't figure out

By DisasterPiE
Jul 24, 2008
  1. Note that I'm not super intelligent with computers, so try to keep it basic.

    Okay, I use my older brother's computer because I'm currently saving up money for my own. His computer will often freeze up doing simple things such as browsing/using the internet (Mozilla Firefox.) I don't understand why it's suddenly doing this, it just started and I've been using this computer for about two years. No changes that would make it do that because it's got all the same hardware.

    Another thing is that the Monitor will go to sleep randomly and then won't get any signal from the computer til' you restart it. I don't even know where to start with this one.

    Computer Summary; Everest Home Edition:

    --------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name ZANE
    User Name HP_Administrator

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3800+
    Motherboard Name MSI RS482M2/RX482M2 (MS-7093) (3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394)
    Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200, AMD Hammer
    System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award (01/12/06)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS (512 MB)
    Monitor HP w2007 Wide LCD Monitor [NoDB] (CNN727415P)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter ATI SB400 - AC'97 Audio Controller

    Storage:
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Disk Drive ST3250823AS (250 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
    Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
    Optical Drive HP DVD Writer 840b
    Optical Drive IDE-DVD DROM6216
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 229753 MB (170695 MB free)
    D: (FAT32) 8703 MB (1149 MB free)
    Total Size 232.9 GB (167.8 GB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard Enhanced Mulmedia PS/2 Keyboard
    Keyboard Microsoft eHome MCIR 109 Keyboard
    Keyboard Microsoft eHome MCIR Keyboard
    Keyboard Microsoft eHome Remote Control Keyboard keys
    Mouse HID-compliant mouse
    Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

    Network:
    Network Adapter NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (192.168.0.10)
    Modem Agere Systems PCI-SV92PP Soft Modem

    Peripherals:
    Printer Fax
    Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
    Printer Quicken PDF Printer
    USB1 Controller ATI SB400 - USB Controller
    USB1 Controller ATI SB400 - USB Controller
    USB2 Controller ATI SB400 - USB 2.0 Controller
    USB Device eHome Infrared Receiver
    USB Device NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Probably the Ram failing (System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM))
    You could download and run Memtest (create the bootable Memtest Disk) and test your Ram for 7 Passes (or basically 4 Hrs minimum)

    And you could check for any updated drivers for Your Computer
     
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