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Unexplained lockups I have an etower 600ix and after a few minutes of use, it will lock up. Since it locks up even while in the BIOS as well as linux and other environments, I am assuming it is some sort of CPU hard halt.

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I figured out what the problem was. The fan and heatsink was mounted backward. I just switched it around and now the thing works. For future reference, there wasn't an OS installed at all when it started freezing.

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This is a common problem but not an easy one to diagnose because it has so many causes. Here are some common causes of lockups: Software incompatibility Hardware incompatibility or incorrect device driver Bad RAM Video card problems Dying power supply Processor getting too hot The first step in diagnosing the problem is to keep a journal showing exactly what you were doing each time the system froze. This can help you spot patterns - for example, if the lockup occurs when you try to print, or whenever you play a sound, that suggests a problem with the specific hardware device or its software driver. Heat, bad RAM or a power supply that's about to give out are more likely if the lockups are random.

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Num lock


If you use the number pad frequently during your daily computer usage, you may want to have the "Num Lock" key enabled when the computer starts up.
You can enable Num Lock automatically in two different ways: one involves modifying a value in the registry and the other requires you to create a small script in Notepad.
Activate Num Lock Through the Registry
Enter the registry and navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\." Double-click on the value labeled "IntitialKeyboardIndicators," which has a value of 0,1 or 2.
Change the value to "2" to turn Num Lock on after logon, "0" to turn Num Lock off after logon and "1" to disable Num Lock.
Create a Num Lock Script
Configure a script that runs to automatically change the Num Lock state.
Depending on where you place the script, you can activate the script for a single user or all users on the computer. Open Notepad and paste the following code
"set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.SendKeys "{NUMLOCK}"
Save the file as "numlock.vbs," including the quotes to change the notepad file to a script.
Paste the file in the directory "Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" to enable Num Lock for all users by default.
For a single user, copy it to their startup folder instead of All Users.
Enter the BIOS
Enter your computer's BIOS before Windows boots up to change the integrated Num Lock settings.
Depending on your motherboard manufacturer, different key combinations allow you to access the BIOS.
Common keys include "F1," "F2," "Del," "ESC" or "F10."
Consult your computer's documentation for specifics.
Navigate through the basic or advanced options until you find a section dedicated to enable or disable Num Lock on boot.
Enable in Linux
Linux is an alternate operating system.
While the BIOS method may work for Linux, you can also change the process through the options if using KDE Linux.
Navigate to "Control Panel" and click "Peripherals." Select "Keyboard" and select the option "Turn on" under the heading labeled "NumLock on KDE Startup."

How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314879

How do I enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154529

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If you use the number pad frequently during your daily computer usage, you may want to have the "Num Lock" key enabled when the computer starts up. You can enable Num Lock automatically in two different ways: one involves modifying a value in the registry and the other requires you to create a small script in Notepad.

Activate Num Lock Through the Registry Enter the registry and navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\." Double-click on the value labeled "IntitialKeyboardIndicators," which has a value of 0,1 or 2. Change the value to "2" to turn Num Lock on after logon, "0" to turn Num Lock off after logon and "1" to disable Num Lock. Create a Num Lock Script Configure a script that runs to automatically change the Num Lock state. Depending on where you place the script, you can activate the script for a single user or all users on the computer. Open Notepad and paste the following code "set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.SendKeys "{NUMLOCK}" Save the file as "numlock.vbs," including the quotes to change the notepad file to a script. Paste the file in the directory "Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" to enable Num Lock for all users by default. For a single user, copy it to their startup folder instead of All Users. Enter the BIOS Enter your computer's BIOS before Windows boots up to change the integrated Num Lock settings. Depending on your motherboard manufacturer, different key combinations allow you to access the BIOS. Common keys include "F1," "F2," "Del," "ESC" or "F10." Consult your computer's documentation for specifics. Navigate through the basic or advanced options until you find a section dedicated to enable or disable Num Lock on boot. Enable in Linux Linux is an alternate operating system. While the BIOS method may work for Linux, you can also change the process through the options if using KDE Linux. Navigate to "Control Panel" and click "Peripherals." Select "Keyboard" and select the option "Turn on" under the heading labeled "NumLock on KDE Startup."

How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314879 How do I enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154529

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