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Windows randomly freezes, only when online...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by ReyFufuRulesAll, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. ReyFufuRulesAll

    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    I used to think it was a hardware problem, a spyware problem, or a problem with my old unregistered version, but it's not.

    * Internet works fine under linux
    * only freezes when connected to internet
    * doesn't matter if I use my WiFi card, other WiFi cards, motherboard port or aftermarket card.
    * tried multiple versions of windows XP, same problems.
    * I still get the problems with a fresh Windows install

    :help:
     

  2. ReyFufuRulesAll

    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    I still get the problems with a fresh Windows install :sad:
     
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    A fresh install of Windows isn't always a fresh install.If you want to do that then use a Linux CD and format to FAT 32.Then use the Windows CD and format to NTFS.
     
  4. ReyFufuRulesAll

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    OK, so far i've (since I 1st built my comp) done the following, in this order.

    * installed & used an unregistered XP Pro
    * Re-installed windows, under XP MCE, still unregistered
    * Installed XP pro 64, registered
    * Installed Knoppix
    * Installed Ubuntu
    * installed unregistered XP pro (32)
    * partitioned into Ubuntu and registered XP pro (32)


    Internet is still only reliable under Linux.

    Any other hints? :help:
     
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    Which version of IE are using in XP, or are you using Firefox there also?
     
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    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    I do not ise IE. Opera and Firefox only.

    It isn't necessarily when I'm surfing the web, but when I am connected to the web in any way, shape, or form.

    When I disable web access, it works fine.

    :headscratch:
     
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    Sounds like a driver problem.Maybe a BIOS problem for that OS but more likely a driver problem.
     
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    I'm assuming that you have ruled out hardware issues? If this is a Dell, you would have to have the Dell drivers for instance.
    Other than that, I would suggest looking at which processes are running about the time that it freezes. See if there is something inparticular that may be causing the CPU or mem usage to spike. When you open Firefox for instance watch which process is put at the top and look at the performance tab.
     
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    Well, there's your solution!
     
  10. ReyFufuRulesAll

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    * custom-built comp
    * again, works fine under different OS's
     
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    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    Unfortunately, this is partially a gaming PC. :crying:
     
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    Have you looked at the processes under XP? I understand other OS' work fine, but XP is a bit of a resource hog. And since it works fine with anything else, thats all I can think of to check thats left. Since you wouldn't be dealing with spyware on a clean install.
     
  13. ReyFufuRulesAll

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    EndItAll runs and problems still occur.

    Would that make a difference? My comp is plenty good enough to run XP and even Beryl.
     
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    EndItAll is basically used to shut own un-necessary processes prior to system maintenance. The kernel for example is a protected process and would not be terminated, but iexplore is probably not considered needed. Firefox wouldn't be considered essential either. You might try uninstalling that program and see if that helps. BTW, make sure you don't confuse explore and iexplore. XP needs explore, won't function without it but can run w/o iexplore. If this program is shutting down explore that could be causing the freezing issues. So I'd try uninstalling the EndItAll program and see if it works ok after that.
     
  15. ReyFufuRulesAll

    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    Didn't work before I got EIA, didn't work after. Same thing with everything else.

    Acted the same the 1st time I turned it on as it did during all the changes I've made so far, save Washington,D.C.'s solution, which I have not tried yet.