XP hangs every X minutes

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by luish, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have a Pc running XP Home SP1.
    I have nothing special running @ startup but every 5 to 10 minutes my windows hangs for 10 - 30 seconds....

    Someone knows something about this ?
     
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    had this problem also for a while. for me it turned out to be a loose IDE cable to my CD-Drive. after i openend my case and put the cable back tight and securer it worked perfect. so check for any loose cables in your pc
     
  3. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    I didnt touch or move the pc for the last days....
     
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    so ?

    it can still be loose.
     
  5. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    i hadnt touched mine for months and still the cable was loose, dont have any other suggestions, but check for virusses to be sure
     
  6. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    Yeah the CD Drive spin-up time can sometimes cause this to happen, but 5 to 10 seconds sounds a little high.

    What happens when it freezes - as in what were you doing immediately before it hangs?
     
  7. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    this happens to me all the time too. my pc is ghetto tho
     
  8. joko_xp

    joko_xp OSNN Junior Addict

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    use task manager to see if some prog. is using lot of res. in that moment..