Compaq SR-1200NX Locks Up Intermittently

By JJMDiMunno
May 16, 2007
  1. Hello,
    Wondering if anyone can give me a suggestion as I've exhausted all my
    own ideas:

    Compaq SR-1200NX with 256MB of RAM, 40GB hard drive. System is extremely slow in all operations...not just Windows. Even slow getting into
    CMOS sometimes. Slow lag response within CMOS also.

    Most of the time, I can't even shut the machine down once Windows
    starts. I shut the power to the computer off in order to do a
    restart, and turn that power back on. WHen I go to restart the
    machine, it will not start (no power at all). After about 1 minute,
    it will start.

    When I can get the system to actually start up, before it locks up, I can open the task manager to check the CPU usage for each process. I'm showing 0% for all processes, including System Idle, and to be honest, I'm showing 0% CPU usage overall in the graph. Through all of this, I can continue to select items in the Task Manager window, but if I try to close that, the system freezes entirely and I can do nothing but force restart.

    I've run tests on RAM, which come out all OK. ALso run tests on
    processor, which turn out OK. Re-installed OS, re-formatted HDD, re-
    installed OS again. Unsuccessful. Anyone have a clue?

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try another power supply...
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    run memtest 86+ for at least 7 passes.

    Also you have very little ram to begin with.

    also read the guides section- how to speed up your computer.
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