Why is my **** 'puter freezin? Pleeze answer!!
Hey gennamen!!! Hope all feel well!! My prob is that my 'puter seems to freeze and its only done so twice prior to this post, so im not exactly sure what is causing this or why; everything has been smooth up until now! The first time was when someone was using my puter in Works and tried to save to the floppy disk. The 'puter basically froze with the light to the floppy on. She said that everything stopped working with the mouse freezing last. About an hour later I was doing a diagnostic using PC Pro and the intense disk test went just fine, but shortly thereafter it did the same deal. Froze with the disk light on. Could it be the drive itself (please, oh please) or a bad controller on the mobo. I just picked up this mobo a week ago (Abit BH6 + Celeron 300A boxed Malaysian) and I havent even overclocked the thing yet. I'm also running W98, full not upgrade. Lemme know if you need to know anything else and I thank all replies in advance. I'll keep a special eye out for you when you need help!!
hi have you tried unistal windows files then reinstal I had sim prob with my beast a p2 333intel a techhead told me 98 is prone to get lazy with its self and causes lockups, it might seem mundain but since I unistalled 98 and put it back in I have had no probs
the welsh wizard
Just a thought.. have you used your floppy disk with any success before now? I mean.. your system may have been fine, but have you actually used the drive before now? It's quite possible that the cable may be around the wrong way. Although in most cases your system won't boot, it's entirely possible that it may not be picked up at boot and the error only comes up when you access the drive.
you're not even overclockin a little bit (turbo enabled)? i had exactly the same prob with the same setup when i used the turbo freq (103MHz).
another not quite the same prob is if you have a shortcut to the a: drive anywhere on the start menu which will cause excessive seeking, but not a permanent freeze.
and the most likely suspect is that some people have "the touch" when they work with computers. had a system that i knew backwards and forwards and never gave me probs at all, but let someone with "the touch" work with it, and errors i've never even heard described start happening. i think the most reasonable explanation is that computers can smell fear. not very helpful, but sometimes you can't explain all the observable facts.
This is pretty simple but have you loaded a new program recently? If so try uninstalling it and see if your probs go away.
I second Jake's idea. Have you been installing any shareware utility program's or cheapie program's lately? Especially ones that put an icon in the tray in the taskbar (this usually means that they are running in the background, even when you are not using them). There's some really good shareware out there but some of them are not proven and will cause lockups. I've had this happen after I've gone on a download binge and tried out some new programs. After the lockups I uninstall them and the probs go away.
[This message has been edited by roner (edited 02-24-99).]
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