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pc freezeup

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by noideame, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. noideame

    noideame Regular member

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    this has just started happening, when i switch pc on i sometimes get a screen freezeup, and takes up to 3 restarts, did a virus/spyware scan in safemode and that was ok, doesnt seem to be any overheating probs. im at a loss now, is it possible its my wireless adapter as i have just moved it from 1 usb to another.
    im running win7 on a homebuild pc. i have 2 dvd drives connected.

    PS: forgot to add that when i hit restart button not the on/off switch i get message "windows failed to shut down properly how would you like to restart windows"
    now i thought you got that message on shutdown or reboot options.
     
  2. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    had the same problem on an xp computer.ended up having 6 blown caps on my video card.does it randomly freeze after it boots up or just on startup?
     
  3. noideame

    noideame Regular member

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    after boot and sometimes on startup. thought it was wireless adaptor but its not,and found that bios could be out of date.
     
  4. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    simple to check the caps on your card.look for convex tops {should be flat},or leaking.also look at the fan on the card for dust.mine was plugged right up.if you ever hear a loud popping sound coming from your comp look for a blown capacitor.cheers Al.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    on the motherboard besides the videocard. also try another psu to see if problem gone or not.
     
  6. noideame

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    hi again, before i got pc out again to try your suggestions, i did a system restore and so far everything ok for 2 days. so must of been a software error or win 7 update.
    but only thing ive installed lately was a new mouse and have done all the windows updates, so a bit baffling for me.
    so thanks for helping and if it occurs again will try out what you suggested and report back.
     
  7. aldan

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    well i guess some things defy explanation,or at least elude it.good you got it sorted out.
     

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