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Anonymous
July 1, 2005 1:23:03 AM

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I have XP with SP2, my computer freezes up after about 15 minutes being idle
and I can only get it going again by resetting it. Any suggestions? I have
run diagnostic programs but there doesn't appear to be any errors.

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Anonymous
July 1, 2005 1:43:32 AM

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Moby wrote:
> I have XP with SP2, my computer freezes up after about 15 minutes being idle
> and I can only get it going again by resetting it. Any suggestions? I have
> run diagnostic programs but there doesn't appear to be any errors.

Hi Moby,

Have you tried disabling startup programs through msconfig
(Start>Run>msconfig) until you isolate the problem? If not, are you
comfortable doing this?

Sincerely,
Benjamin Johnstone-Anderson
Microsoft MVP, Windows Security
Security Manifest - http://www.msmvps.com/trafton/
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 1:57:01 AM

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Thanks Trafton,
I am fairly computer illiterate but I will try your suggestion with my
fingers crossed.

"Trafton" wrote:

> Moby wrote:
> > I have XP with SP2, my computer freezes up after about 15 minutes being idle
> > and I can only get it going again by resetting it. Any suggestions? I have
> > run diagnostic programs but there doesn't appear to be any errors.
>
> Hi Moby,
>
> Have you tried disabling startup programs through msconfig
> (Start>Run>msconfig) until you isolate the problem? If not, are you
> comfortable doing this?
>
> Sincerely,
> Benjamin Johnstone-Anderson
> Microsoft MVP, Windows Security
> Security Manifest - http://www.msmvps.com/trafton/
>
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Anonymous
July 1, 2005 5:33:47 AM

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Moby

Try and run your AV,Spybot,AdAware,Hijackthis,CWShredder

Also
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/



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"Moby" <Moby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9493365A-1D3E-47B6-82EE-C513147A7FDF@microsoft.com...
> I have XP with SP2, my computer freezes up after about 15 minutes being idle
> and I can only get it going again by resetting it. Any suggestions? I have
> run diagnostic programs but there doesn't appear to be any errors.
July 1, 2005 5:33:48 AM

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When you say freezes, do you mean you can't move the mouse anymore? Does the
screen turn black or can you still see everything? You can use the computer
but as soon as it becomes idle for 15 minutes, it will cause this problem?

Have you checked your Power Options? You can get to it through control
panel.

bob
"Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:emMxw5ffFHA.2152@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
Moby

Try and run your AV,Spybot,AdAware,Hijackthis,CWShredder

Also
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/



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"Moby" <Moby@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9493365A-1D3E-47B6-82EE-C513147A7FDF@microsoft.com...
> I have XP with SP2, my computer freezes up after about 15 minutes being
idle
> and I can only get it going again by resetting it. Any suggestions? I have
> run diagnostic programs but there doesn't appear to be any errors.
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 7:36:17 PM

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"" wrote:
> I have XP with SP2, my computer freezes up after about 15
> minutes being idle
> and I can only get it going again by resetting it. Any
> suggestions? I have
> run diagnostic programs but there doesn't appear to be any
> errors.

Also make sure you run a defragmenter on the HD if your fragmentation
levels are high as this may lead to crashes and freezeups.

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September 1, 2005 9:35:12 AM

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I am also having the same problem as you have described and have found that
cleaning temp files and defragmenting has't made a difference. I tried
seaching for spyware with a few different programs and also virus checked but
with no luck. I have had this problem while playing games playing games as
well, with no option but to restart.

"cadmium" wrote:

> "" wrote:
> > I have XP with SP2, my computer freezes up after about 15
> > minutes being idle
> > and I can only get it going again by resetting it. Any
> > suggestions? I have
> > run diagnostic programs but there doesn't appear to be any
> > errors.
>
> Also make sure you run a defragmenter on the HD if your fragmentation
> levels are high as this may lead to crashes and freezeups.
>
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September 1, 2005 7:06:58 PM

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"Fredd" <Fredd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I am also having the same problem as you have described and have found that
> cleaning temp files and defragmenting has't made a difference. I tried
> seaching for spyware with a few different programs and also virus checked
> but
> with no luck. I have had this problem while playing games playing games as
> well, with no option but to restart.
>
> "cadmium" wrote:
>
>> "" wrote:
>> > I have XP with SP2, my computer freezes up after about 15
>> > minutes being idle
>> > and I can only get it going again by resetting it. Any
>> > suggestions? I have
>> > run diagnostic programs but there doesn't appear to be any
>> > errors.
>>
>> Also make sure you run a defragmenter on the HD if your fragmentation
>> levels are high as this may lead to crashes and freezeups.
>>
>> --
>> Posted using the http://www.windowsforumz.com interface, at author's
>> request
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>>

Hi
1.Disable Screen saver
2 Go to Control Panel>Power options
Turn power schemes to "Always On"
Turn off Monitor to "Never"
Turn off Hard disks "Never"
System Standby "Never"

Go to Hibernate then untick "Enable Hibernation"

"It's Worth trying in the first Instance"
Chas
September 1, 2005 7:06:59 PM

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Ok thanks will do, but any other reason as to what is causing it would be
useful because this would only be a temp fix if that

"Chas" wrote:

>
> "Fredd" <Fredd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:70E39E4C-94BC-4688-8C37-8EDEA274A0AA@microsoft.com...
> >I am also having the same problem as you have described and have found that
> > cleaning temp files and defragmenting has't made a difference. I tried
> > seaching for spyware with a few different programs and also virus checked
> > but
> > with no luck. I have had this problem while playing games playing games as
> > well, with no option but to restart.
> >
> > "cadmium" wrote:
> >
> >> "" wrote:
> >> > I have XP with SP2, my computer freezes up after about 15
> >> > minutes being idle
> >> > and I can only get it going again by resetting it. Any
> >> > suggestions? I have
> >> > run diagnostic programs but there doesn't appear to be any
> >> > errors.
> >>
> >> Also make sure you run a defragmenter on the HD if your fragmentation
> >> levels are high as this may lead to crashes and freezeups.
> >>
> >> --
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> >> request
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> >>
>
> Hi
> 1.Disable Screen saver
> 2 Go to Control Panel>Power options
> Turn power schemes to "Always On"
> Turn off Monitor to "Never"
> Turn off Hard disks "Never"
> System Standby "Never"
>
> Go to Hibernate then untick "Enable Hibernation"
>
> "It's Worth trying in the first Instance"
> Chas
>
>
>
September 2, 2005 3:16:07 AM

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"Fredd" <Fredd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Ok thanks will do, but any other reason as to what is causing it would be
> useful because this would only be a temp fix if that
>
> "Chas" wrote:
>
>>
>> "Fredd" <Fredd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:70E39E4C-94BC-4688-8C37-8EDEA274A0AA@microsoft.com...
>> >I am also having the same problem as you have described and have found
>> >that
>> > cleaning temp files and defragmenting has't made a difference. I tried
>> > seaching for spyware with a few different programs and also virus
>> > checked
>> > but
>> > with no luck. I have had this problem while playing games playing games
>> > as
>> > well, with no option but to restart.
>> >
>> > "cadmium" wrote:
>> >
>> >> "" wrote:
>> >> > I have XP with SP2, my computer freezes up after about 15
>> >> > minutes being idle
>> >> > and I can only get it going again by resetting it. Any
>> >> > suggestions? I have
>> >> > run diagnostic programs but there doesn't appear to be any
>> >> > errors.
>> >>
>> >> Also make sure you run a defragmenter on the HD if your fragmentation
>> >> levels are high as this may lead to crashes and freezeups.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Posted using the http://www.windowsforumz.com interface, at author's
>> >> request
>> >> Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet standards
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>> >>
>>
>> Hi
>> 1.Disable Screen saver
>> 2 Go to Control Panel>Power options
>> Turn power schemes to "Always On"
>> Turn off Monitor to "Never"
>> Turn off Hard disks "Never"
>> System Standby "Never"
>>
>> Go to Hibernate then untick "Enable Hibernation"
>>
>> "It's Worth trying in the first Instance"
>> Chas
>>
Hi
Bad Ram could give this problem(free memory test link below)
http://hcidesign.com/memtest/
So could Overheating.
Chas
!