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Computer freezing I put a new hard drive in my computer as well as a bigger RAM stick and power supply because my computer was shutting down for no reason. The shutting down has stopped now, but my computer will freeze all the time. I can Ctrl + alt + delete and shut something off (any old thing) and it will free up again for a little while until it freezes again. it will freeze while I'm using it or if I have my comp on and I walk away and leave it idle for a while, it will be frozen when I get back. I have nothing on my computer that was not there before the new hard drive and RAM. The freezing is so frusterating especially since I work on this computer for a living. It's not any specific name brand, since it was custom built, but my 2 hard drives are both seagates if that helps at all.

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    Jessica Edwards Jun 03, 2008

    I found it. I had a wireless mouse and keyboard. I still have the mouse, but the keyboard got a diet pepsi spilled on it. I got rid of the keyboard, but never unhooked the wireless reciever thing for the jkeyboard that hooked into the mouse port. I belive that was the problem, since I unhooked that thing, plugged in the mouse thing in the right hole and it hasnt froze up since. Its been several hours now. I know, I sound like such a guru with mouse holes and port thingies, but I know what I'm talking about anyway.. Lol ty for the help.

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The shutting down as well as the freezing issue could have been caused by any one or all of the hardware you replaced.......the trick is to change one thing at a time to help narrow it down

Assuming the Ram/HD/PS are new and ok I would look at overheating problems.... is the computer dusty ...look at the Heatsink on the CPU is it clogged with dust and are all the fans working ......use an Air compressor or a can of air from a computer shop to blow the dust out....

Another reason could be a Virus or spyware/malware ....run a full Antivirus/Spyware check ........

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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    Rasmick Jun 03, 2008

    Excellent.......don't forget the above suggestions.... Antivirus/dusting....once a month or so are important

    Good luck


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