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    Default Computer locking up randomly

    hey there, just recently (since i disabled data execution protection) i have been plagued by random crashes. my computer just locks up, screen image is frozen, mouse or keyboard dont work. i have to reboot to get any action. what exactly could be causing it? without having to reinstall windows. after a year or so, i have windows tweaked so that it runs perfectly for me. any programs that could diagnose the problem. oh btw, i will not re enable data execution protection, it was constantly closing windows without any reason and giving no reason, even though i had disabled the offending program.

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    MTLance
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    Default Re: Computer locking up randomly

    When you start the window is it keep shutting down?

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    Default Re: Computer locking up randomly

    when data execution protection was working, it just closed the window with an error, now its disabled, it could be anything, i could be in itunes and it locks up for instance

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    Default Re: Computer locking up randomly

    im going to open it up and check the ram is seated correctly too, what i am afraid of is that the motherboard has a dry solder joint in it somewhere

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    Default Re: Computer locking up randomly

    Have a look in your event viewer, Administrative tools.
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    Default Re: Computer locking up randomly

    i just checked, the ram is seated properly, but there is a ****e load of dust.

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    Default Re: Computer locking up randomly

    bump

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    bump again

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    Default Re: Computer locking up randomly

    When did this problem start to trouble you (i.e. after installing hardware / software etc.)? Have you done a memory test on your RAM? For more information on memory test, I believe Graham L will have a good idea.

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    Default Re: Computer locking up randomly

    Probably post a HiJackThis log for Speedy to look at if you can.

    http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=38752

    Post to here not Major Geeks.
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