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Desktop freezes up so often or gets logout by itself & reboot?!

- Desktop: Compaq Presario S4000V

- Most freezes happens when I start the PC but can happen anytime
-- It happens at least a few times whenever I try to start the PC

- Additionally, the desktop gets logout by itself and reboot
-- in the middle of my search or reading or using MS Word

- It happens so often every day! why?
-- What can I do to fix it?

- Have enough Mem & Disk space
-- If above problem(s) is fixed, the rest of the PC works okay

- Would very much appreciate your help

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  • brijs1 Mar 13, 2009

    - I had serviced my desktop PC last year. The service guy said it was some kind of viruses causing the problems. He cleaned up the PC and said keep up with viruses. However, pretty soon I was facing the same problems - freezes and rebootes! I called the service guy again and he said the same thing again to use any

    good anti-virus scan to clean up!

    - No beeps

    - 2.19 GHz, 448MB of RAM memory (looks ok)

    - If its a motherboard, what can be done?

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Sometimes the problem happens because the CPU is overheating due to either the heat sink and fan are dirty or the fan(s) are not working . Have you opened the side of the computer and removed the dust from the parts lately?

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This could be a couple of things, overheating may cause it to randomly shut down, but if it freezes up on you then it could be a motherboard issue or memory. When you boot up your computer, does it beep at you at all? More than 1 beep signifies a problem. Right click on the my computer icon and click properties, see how much memory it says you have, does that number look accurate? A bad memory module could cause similar problems. A bad motherboard would, in my experience, more often freeze when you first boot up.

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Instead, I would like to post that you can get the Restoration Disk, for your Compaq.

THE disk.

On the back of the desktop is the Serial Number in a white Service Tag. S/N = Serial Number
Only give this to an authorized HP representative.
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In the US the disk is free.
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$17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.
Call 1-800-474-6836
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Outside the US,

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html

After you install the Restoration Disk in the computer, and when asked, choose Repair. (Non-Destructive Installation)

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I have a Compaq Presario S4000V that is giving me repeating long beeps when I turn it on. The beep may go 10 or 20 seconds and then pause for about 5 seconds and then do the same thing again.


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Usually this kind of beep code is an indication of a cpu or processor heat problem.
Make sure the processor fan is running by opening up the case and looking at it.

Also try claening out the inside of the pc,you can use a can of compressed air and a vacum cleaner for this.If the processor fan is not working get a new one,it should always be on when the pc is on.

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