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After a complete reformat and restoring PC to factory condition now it boots to the desktop then freezes. The mouse works for a second or two then everything just stops and I can't even get the 3 finger salute to work - I have to switch off using the tower button. I disconnected all power etc and left the pc overnight, next morning everything was fine - no freeze ups. After switching it off for a few hours and then rebooting, I was back to square one!!! Any help much appreciated. Thanks.
Am still plugging away! a friend gave me a systemrestoreCD - well, i didn't last long using that although it did examine my HD and everything was fine. I still think I am missing something from the set up - are all the desktop icons supposed to appear after reformatting/restoring the system? I know I sound thick, but have patience please!
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
I would definitely make sure all of the drivers are loaded before you continue troubleshooting hardware possibilities.
It is possible that the fan is not functioning, you can troubleshoot that by leaving the case open while you power on your system. The cpu fan does not run constantly, it only runs when it needs to, so you may have to watch for awhile, run some programs to make it hot. Also watch the case fan and the power supply fan, all of which are very important for maintaining the internal environment.
In the future, clean the inside of your case more frequently, using the same methods you have already demonstrated. Even while using an esd wrist strap, the threat of ESD discharge is not completely resolved, so you still need to handle the components and motherboard with care.
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