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« on: March 05, 2003, 07:12:54 PM »

Lock ups can be caused by many things.

Overheating - make sure all your fans, especially the CPU fan, are spinning and well seated on the CPU. Also make sure that the system is free of dust.

Software - Run Windows in Diagnostics Mode for a while to see if the problem persists.
See this article: Use "Diagnostics Startup" to troubleshoot Windows.

Memory - defective or incompatible memory will cause system lock ups. Test your memory. Here are couple of free memory test utilities: (Run them from DOS)

DocMemory - http://www.simmtester.com/PAGE/products/doc/docmemsignin.asp
MemTest86 3.0 - http://www.memtest86.com/memt30.zip

For more info, read HOW TO - Test your system memory?

Hardware - Could be hardware related, either the hardware itself is defective or the hardware drivers are corrupted or poorly written. Update the drivers with the latest of suspected faulty drivers.
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