PC Freezes locks Up

Discussion in 'Software Discussion & Support' started by anasta, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. anasta


    Jul 28, 2004
    During casual use of my PC sometimes I can go 2 days before it locks up or freezes. My mouse will just stop moving or if I am listening to something you will hear that sound just repeat over and over. I cannot do anything, everything just comes to a halt!

    I have to reboot the PC by holding in the POWER button and hopefully get lucky that it does not lock up again.

    It seems to be the same pattern over and over, works for 1 or days then locks up, and when it locks/freezes up and happens maybe 3-6 times before I can get it started again to work for 1 or 2 days straight without interruption.

    If someone can help I would really appreciate it.

    Here are the specs:

    Operating System System Model
    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363
    Enclosure Type: Desktop
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    1000 megahertz AMD Duron
    32 kilobyte primary memory cache
    4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: 8363-686A
    Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 06/15/2000
    Drives Memory Modules c,d 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory
    120.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    82.47 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space


    Canon iP6600DStorage USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
    ST380011A [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5JVWNPBY, rev 8.01, SMART Status: Healthy
    WDC WD40 0UE-00HCT0 USB Device [Hard drive] (40.01 GB) -- drive 1

    Controllers Display
    Standard floppy disk controller
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
    VIA Bus Master IDE Controller LogMeIn Mirror Driver [Display adapter]
    RADEON 7000 SERIES [Display adapter]
    NEC LCD1770GX [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n 55108290TA, May 2005)
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    ALi PCI to USB Open Host Controller (3x)
    Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (2x) Sound Blaster Audigy

    Other Devices:
    OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    HID-compliant device
    USB Human Interface Device
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Generic USB Hub
    USB Composite Device
    USB Mass Storage Device (2x)
    USB Printing Support
    USB Root Hub (6x)

    Canon iP6600D on USB001
    eFax 4.2 on eFax_4_2_Port
    Microsoft Office Document Image Writer Driver on Microsoft Document Imaging Writer Port:
  2. pam123

    pam123 Computing Professor Staff Member

    Jun 19, 2001
    OK we'll start with basic house cleaning.
    Run disk clean up and empty all caches.
    Run all malware programs.
    Run defrag.

    Until we know you've done this we can't advise about anything else.
  3. softhere


    Jul 31, 2007