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Compaq computer freezes or hangs

One of my pcs is compaq presario 3700 series. it came with 3 cds for restoration. after using them my pc restored very well two three times. now also it restored. but it started a problem. at task bar it shows that " FOUND NEW HARDWARE. GENERIC SOFT 56 K". imeediately after that pc stops. ctrl+alt+del also will not work. i have to switch off and on to start pc. it came with XP home edition. i tried by disconnecting tata indicom wireless phone network. i thoght it is problem of modem. pc worked normally and i have installed office xp. after 20-30 minutes working again the same problem started. the pc is not having antivirus software. i planned to install the same by downloading but pc is hanging. plese advise me solution. murthy

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Please have a look at your device manager to see if everything is OK with your modem. To do so, please find the "My computer" icon and RIGHT click on it, choose properties from the menu and then select the hardware tab. Then click the device manager button. If you see a yellow sign next to the modems then there must be something wrong with your modem. Uninstall it and install the driver again, either from your CDs or by downloading the driver from the modem manufacturer's website.

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First things First!

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Guardian, If you want to remove all SW that you installed and all the data that you have on the computer, then the easiest way is to go to Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Restore. Restore your PC/laptop to the earliest date that you can. The restorable date would be in bold numerals. Go backwards as far as you can and select the oldest bold date. The laptop would take a reboot after sometime. Do not panic. Just follow the instructions. Should you want the data for you, then back it up before restoring.Backup to a CD or a DVD.

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Your compaq should have come with a factory CD that will allow you to restore the system.

Insert the cd and restart the computer. It should boot from the cd and ask you if you would to repair the installation (or something similar).

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