Random vista freezes or crashes

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Wolfhunter3, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Wolfhunter3

    Wolfhunter3 Guest

    First if this is in the wrong forum please move it. Second My computer
    will randomly freeze or crash when I am doing anything including
    nothing. I have a compaq sr2010nx with a xfx geforce 8600 xxx with 1.25
    gb of ram It still happens when I disable all non microsoft services and
    startup software. I ran memtest and there were no errors. It is also not
    a virus and it runs fine in safe mode. Any Ideas?
    Wolfhunter3, Jul 30, 2008
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  2. Wolfhunter3

    Malke Guest

    This is probably a hardware issue, not software. RAM is not the only
    hardware component! If this is an OEM computer, contact the OEM's tech
    support for repair/replacement. If this is a home-built machine, start
    doing more comprehensive testing.


    Standard disclaimer: I can't see and test your computer myself, so these are
    just suggestions based on many years of being a professional computer tech;
    suggestions based on what you've written. You should not take my
    suggestions as a definitive diagnosis. If you can't do the work yourself
    (and there is no shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea), take the
    machine to a professional computer repair shop (not your local equivalent
    of BigComputerStore/GeekSquad). If possible, have all your data backed up
    before you take the machine into a shop.

    Malke, Jul 30, 2008
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    HappyAndyK Guest

    Try some of the troubleshooting steps mentioned here at 'Windows Vist
    Freezes.' (http://www.winvistaclub.com/t9.html
    HappyAndyK, Jul 30, 2008
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