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    Some five minutes after starting XP SP3 of a morning it freezes; every day.

    After rebooting it then runs quite happily for anything up to 16 hours.

    I scan for viruses etc regularly, using AVG, and have checked for updated drivers. Now I am at a loss to know what to do.

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    You can go to this Microsoft Link that will guide you in rolling back SP3 and then this Microsoft Link to prepare your system for SP3 installation to see if that fixes your issue.

    Hope this helps.
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    Welcome to the Lounge.

    A bit more information would be helpful.

    Are there any error messages or symptoms before it locks up ?? Does it complete the boot process and if so, are you using the system when it freezes ?? Does it freeze if you don't touch it after it boots ?? Online or offline ?? What do you do to resolve the issue and get it running again ?? Security software running on your system ?? Have you checked your Events Log ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Watson View Post
    Welcome to the Lounge.

    A bit more information would be helpful.

    Are there any error messages or symptoms before it locks up ?? Does it complete the boot process and if so, are you using the system when it freezes ?? Does it freeze if you don't touch it after it boots ?? Online or offline ?? What do you do to resolve the issue and get it running again ?? Security software running on your system ?? Have you checked your Events Log ??
    Thank you for responding.

    No error messgaes or symptoms
    Boot process completes. It freezes whether I'm using the system or not.
    Either On- or off-line
    Reboot, it then runs perfectly happily until I sht down, sometimes after 16 hours.
    AVG and PC Firewall
    I have checked the Events Log (System) and can find nothing that relates to the freeze soon after boot up.

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    Hi Terence,

    What, if any, external devices do you have connected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Rowlands View Post
    Hi Terence,

    What, if any, external devices do you have connected?
    Canon Pixma IP5000
    HP Laserjet 1200
    CanoScan LiDE700F
    Speedtouch Wireless Router
    EasyConnect Line Sharer
    Digitor CP510 Speaker System

    With the exception of the scanner these peripherals have been connected since PC installation ( about four years ago) and have their drivers updated

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