View Full Version : PC Hangs !!
15-02-2004, 11:44 AM
I am a beta tester using MyWireless (256k) in Durban North area. Signal strengths are mostly 3, sometimes 4 LED's, D/L speed between 25/30 k. I leave the PC running at night. In the morning the PC has hung and requires resetting !! All power saving has been disabled, except monitor (30 mins). Any ideas ? PC is a P4 2.6GHz, running XP Pro, 512 M mem, Norton AV, connected via USB port, and does not hang during normal use. [V]
15-02-2004, 12:28 PM
off the top of my head, and Im no techie expert, there're much more heavy duty experts on forum than me, but I've had this a couple of times since getting mywireless. (Not often but at least two or three times. Havent had it for a while though)
My first thought was the power-saving option, so its not that - unless you also have a screensaver which comes on, which might be doing things over time. You dont say how much ram you have, something could be using it up gradually. Some appz use huge amounts over a ten hour period..
a)if you have a firewall up - check or enable the logging facility to see if anyone was pinging or 'nuking' you..
b)scan your system using freebie/shareware anti-spyware and anti-trojan appz - (I use all of these): The Cleaner, BPS Spyware Remover, Lavasoft Adaware 6, Pest Patrol, and Spyware Blaster (which blocks entrance of a number of known spyware bits)
c) run a couple of antivirus progs - I use Norton, F-Prot, with occasional uses of Kaspersky AV
d) run a registry 'cleaner' app - like Registry First Aid or Registry Healer - in case your registry is getting too bloated (dont mess with this unless you know what you're doing though :)
e) update your direct X drivers..
hope some of the above checklist helps :)
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15-02-2004, 03:58 PM
I would like to sign up for beta testing for the Durban-Montclair area. Where do I sign up?
15-02-2004, 04:27 PM
Sorry but all beta testers have already been assigned and we have one in Montclair.
Thanks for the interest.
15-02-2004, 07:15 PM
Thanks LoneGunman for the tips. I will try another PC tonight and see what happens.
P.S. I found the best way to mount the modem is in its base with the 3 supplied suckers attached and stuck to a plate glass window. [:)]
15-02-2004, 10:18 PM
I've had that happen once or twice while using ISDN. It hasn't happened again after I switched my screen saver off and instead set my monitor to turn off after 30 mins. (or whatever you prefer)
I see LoneGunman also mentioned something about a screen saver.
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