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I have windows xp and haven't encountered a problem until the last few days when windows wouldn't load properly or my computer would just freeze up shortly after windows had loaded,or would work as normal but freeze up after I had left it on standby for a short while.

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  • jhorge cruz May 11, 2010

    How long will it freeze and do you have a lot of documents and files saved on your computer?

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If this machine is a few years old the most common problem is a failing power supply. The power supply starts to over heat and the internal switching breaks down causing it to not supply the correct voltages where neede (usually to the ram).
Power supply's are ver easy to test with the correct tool, if you have a PC repair shop near you ask them for a quote to test your supply and to fit a new one should yours prove to be faulty.

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  • Richard Finch Aug 14, 2008

    Well, what was inappropriate in my answer. Inappropriate is used for answers that are abusive or out of context. I think I gave you a solution. Please remove the rating. Thanks

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