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Offline Richard G Dallimore

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PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« on: December 23, 2011, 10:06:53 PM »
My PC keeps crashing, freezing. It gives out a clung sound and the screen freezes, the pc sounds like it is still working. It was also turning off the monitor and printer. Now it is struggling to boot up.
help,,I am using phone for this.
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Re: PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 10:19:38 PM »
hi richard

only time i had anything like that happen was 2 years ago it turned out the cooling fan on the graphics card was on its way out

or maybe the processor fan is playing up

apart from that i cant think of anything else that would make a "clung" sound sorry i can't be of anymore help

dave

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Re: PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 10:23:48 PM »
Where's the sound from ?  The speakers ?  The base unit ?

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Re: PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 10:27:58 PM »
Base unit
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Re: PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011, 10:45:01 PM »
It does sound rather like the processor fan to me.

I had similar symptoms on 2 machines of mine and managed to spot it on a couple of other for people I knew.

I have reeplaced fans myself, but it can be a tight fit and it is possible to knock wires out.

It could simply be that the heat sink and fan a clogged with dust.

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Re: PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2011, 10:56:07 PM »
I'll give it a vacum tomorrow, thanks for advice.
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Re: PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2011, 10:28:37 AM »
I give mine a blow with the compressor every 6 months.  It's amazing how much dust comes out, and the speed increases a lot. :thumbsup:

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Re: PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2011, 11:12:06 AM »
Found the problem, fan on the vga card burnt out and broken, in fact hanging down.
Need to buy a new fan.
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Re: PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2011, 02:32:40 PM »
Still crashing brought new graphics card, not staying up longer enough to install drivers.
Graphics card fan was burnt out so replaced whole card. Some times when it crashes it gives of 4 beeps every few moments. Main keeps switching off I have a desk fan sat blowing in through vents.
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Re: PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2011, 03:06:46 PM »
What BIOS do you have? AMI, Phoenix, Award?  It tells you on the boot screen. Are the beeps all the same length?

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Re: PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2011, 04:23:41 PM »
Cheers finally managed to download drivers as CD rom didn't work.
All seems to be fine now. Thanks for help.
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Re: PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2011, 04:35:59 PM »
Did you uninstall the old drivers? It's also worth looking in Device Manager to see if all the hardware is working properly.

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Re: PC keeps freezing, crashing and reboting
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2011, 05:07:01 PM »
Crashing again will look into your suggestions Poliss
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