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Random lock ups

Last response: in Windows XP
April 15, 2010 6:18:04 AM

Well my computer is fine (for those who read my post irql_not_less_or_equal). This time the problem is my girlfriends computer. Specs are as follows.

ASUS P5N-D motherboard
Intel q8300 CPU at 2.5GHz
Windows Media Center Edition SP3
nVidia GeForce 9800 GT
4gb of DDR2 memory, 2 gb ddr2 667, 2 gb ddr2 1066
600 WATT psu
60gb IDE HDD


During normal activities, the computer will lock solid, no error messages, no event log, just solid lock up, only thing possible to do is power it off and back on.

What I've done so far:

Removed memory individually, problem persisted, ran CC cleaner. Ran Prime 95 to check for problems, ran for 20 minutes without any problems. CPU temp max 140, generally around 130. The only event log it leaves, is as follows:

Faulting application (app name).exe version faulting module unknown, version, fault address 0x00000000.

Computer still crashes, generally it takes over an hour, temperatures seem fine, not quite sure what to try next, any ideas?

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for any help of any kind offered.

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April 15, 2010 4:35:10 PM

I assume those temps are Fahrenheit?

Try checking the hard drive for errors.
Start-->run-->chkdsk /r-->the scan will run the next time you restart.

Then check the system for errors.
start-->run-->cmd-->sfc /scannow
April 16, 2010 12:42:54 AM

Ran check disk, the drivers were set to stay on, yes the temps are in Fahrenheit. I do believe I found the problem, the problem started when I hooked up the 60gb storage drive, unplugged it and it's smooth again.
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April 16, 2010 1:23:37 AM

Good deal. Let me know if you need anything else.
April 16, 2010 6:47:11 AM

unfortunately it's not that simple. It started crashing again. Trying a windows repair, hopefully it's just a software problem.