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    System hang

    Have just purchased a Pentium III, running Windows 98 SE. The system hangs randomly several times a day. Sometimes when the screensaver is running,sometimes when on the internet, and once when running Defrag. Any Ideas??

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    Re: System hang

    Define hang!

    Did the screen go blank (Black)?

    Did the Mouse and key quit responding?

    Can you do a Ctrl-Alt-Del and the task manger comes up?

    And any more inforimation would be helpful.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: System hang

    The screen does not go blank, it just stays with whatever is currently on it. Mouse and keys do not do anything. Cursor stays put. Ctrl-Alt-Del does not work. Neither does Esc or any key at all. Only option is to reset.

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    Re: System hang

    If the screen saver is a hight graphic type, they can cause this to happen. Change to a simple MS screen saver like the marque, and see if this still happens.

    Also how much memory do you in the computer?

    What else is running when this happens?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: System hang

    I have been using MSPipes and Curves and Colours. Sometimes it hangs when the screensaver is running, sometimes when Im on the internet, or in Outlook Express, or in other applications. I have 128MB Ram.

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    Re: System hang

    Give us your system and OS specs, hardware and loaded software.
    List what is running when you startup the computer, the complete list that is listed in the Task Manager.
    Seeing what your system is and what is running may give someone a hint as what may be going on.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: System hang

    Sorry, I cannot give you those details as the PC has been returned to the manufacturer who is working on the problem.

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    Re: System hang

    The manufacturers reformatted the hard drive and re-installed Windows 98 and all software. This seems to have solved the problem (so far!). Thank you for your help and comments.

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