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Windows xp freezes

By Bobbyon56
Sep 3, 2014
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  1. Windows xp freezes up harddrive. Drive light on
    Cad does not clear it even using task manager
    Have to do hard shut down and re boot all day long help!!
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    How old is your hard drive? Also, could be faulty RAM.
     
  3. Bobbyon56

    Bobbyon56 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    About 6-7 years old
    Freezes with hd light on
    Use cad then task manager
    Crap shoot if that works
    Then have push dell power button off and reboot even then it still is frozen
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    1. What make is your hard drive?
    2. Have you ever run memtest before to test RAM?
    3. Can you boot into Safe Mode?
    4. Do you have access to another computer?

    *** If you can access anything of value back it up to Flash drives as soon as possible.
     
  5. Bobbyon56

    Bobbyon56 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hd maker ? Dell opti PC
    No never ran memtest
    Yes I access to a laptop but not on my network
     
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    We need to find out the name of your hard drive. We can run tests to determine if it is your hard drive without booting up into Windows. The same goes for memtest. The reason I asked if you have access to another system is so we can download and burrn the needed tests to CDs.
     
  7. Bobbyon56

    Bobbyon56 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The pc in question is at work will have to update you tomorrow
    Text you tomorrow
    Thx for your efforts good evening
     
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    Sure, let us know. If you have an IT department or friends that are Tech savvy show them this thread. They may be able to to help.
     


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