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Windows xp hangs, just for a few seconds and then resumes normally. It does it at different times, running a progeam, playing a sound, just moving the pointer across a blank desktop. Older IBM Thinkpad 600x, P3 850mHz, 576mb RAM, WinXP Pro SP3

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  • kenmiller122 Oct 01, 2010

    I might not have made this clear, It will do this "hang" even when no programs are open.

  • kenmiller122 Oct 01, 2010

    More Info: Did a Fdisk of HD, reinstall Windows XP pro, did all the updates, have reinstalled Office 07, MS Streets & Trips, and Bowling program I use. Nothing else is installed yet. I was hoping wiping and reinstalling would cure the problem. I thinking a microsoft/hardware conflict of some sort?

  • kenmiller122 Oct 01, 2010

    Duh, I never thoght about running the task manager/performance. Tried it, and of course, it ran better with that window open. Started a couple of programs, saw cpu go up to 100% but never locked up. Finally after a while it did the freeze thing again, CPU was at 48%, pagefile was near 300mb of 2048mb. Will try the safe mode thing now.

  • kenmiller122 Oct 01, 2010

    Safe mode seems to work OK, do not see it hang at all. Mind you, the Streets and Trips, and the bowling program will not run in safemod. I did ope word and excel, CPU % goes to 100 while opening, the settles back to 6.

  • kenmiller122 Oct 01, 2010

    Not what I wanted to hear, but thanx

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Base from the description of your problem , the issue here can be with your computer specs and also the programs that is installed on it that can be eating all the resources for your computer like the memory.

It seems that your computer is a bit old already and to improve its performance you need to do some cleaning on it , like uninstalling those software that you don't really use to free some resources on your computer. Also do a defragmentation on you computer that will also help to improve the system.

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    Mark Gil Oct 01, 2010

    Ok thank you for the additional information, lets try this. I need you to boot the computer in safe mode so we can just run some test try check under safe mode if you have the same problem. Also open task manager and go under Performance tab to check the CPU usage and observe that when problem happen check the CPU usage.

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    Mark Gil Oct 01, 2010

    The CPU usage should not be that high even when there's program running on the computer. OK go ahead and check it now with safe mode.

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    Mark Gil Oct 01, 2010

    Yes the display and other program will not run there, it only load some of the basic program that the computer needs. Base from the test that we did this is a symptoms of a processor ready to encounter failure in a few more times. There;s no hardware or software conflict on this computer.

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IT will be because of lack of CPU
And most programs now days require alot of cpu to run
Try minimize how much software you use.

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    Simon Swales Oct 01, 2010

    yes windows Xp has programs you dont see running to run the xp system
    your cpu is below recommended for windows XP its more like specs for win 2000

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