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T30 with XP hangs and freezes intermittenly during usage...

I tried reinstalling the operating system and installing a new hard didn't matter. I run service pack two it freezes at the end of it. I restart it freezes while loading the system services on startup, also when I open an application and even plug my usb mouse just keeps happening. I ran chkdsk on all three hard drives I had and it found nothing...I'm a little frustrated so if it sounds like I'm babbling I'm sorry, help!!! I know you all that the memory slots are a common problem with these t30's but I have never had a problem getting into windows it's just having windows remain responsive is what the problem is...thanks in advance!

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Re: T30 with XP hangs and freezes intermittenly during...

There's a chance it's still the memory slots. You know, they are located directly beneath the hard drive.
Just a thought.
good luck

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