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Computer running slow and locking up



 
 
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Old November 20th 06, 02:39 AM posted to sci.electronics.repair
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Hi, I am working on a friends computer and the computer is functioning
really slow. Not to mention the computer will just lock up and you
have to reboot. Now the person they had fix their computer orignally
replaced thier hard drive, put more ram in and thats about it. Well
the retard didnt put any fans in the computer so the only fans where
the one on the CPU and the one in the power supply. The computer ran
this way for about a year and started having these problems. I tryed
putting a new harddrive in the computer and tryed formatting it and it
only got so far and stopped. Ohh sorry let me back up a bit and let
you know I did try anti virus and things like that. I even tryed a new
ribbon cable between the hard drive and the mother board and that didnt
work. So Im kinda at a loss and I am wondering if any one has had this
problem or if any one has any ideas on what the fix for the problem
could be or what I should do to go about trouble shooting this one.

Thank you,
RS

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Old November 20th 06, 03:03 AM posted to sci.electronics.repair
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Default Computer running slow and locking up

Adding RAM memory does not usually require any additional fans/cooling. It
is difficult to diagnose this remotely from your description, but if you
have eliminated viruses, then I'd strongly suspect adware/spyware. Try
downloading the latest Adaware or Spybot Search and Destroy and run a full
diagnostic. Also try deleting any unneeded files using the disk utility and
then run scandisk and defrag afterward. Good luck.

Bob

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Hi, I am working on a friends computer and the computer is functioning
really slow. Not to mention the computer will just lock up and you
have to reboot. Now the person they had fix their computer orignally
replaced thier hard drive, put more ram in and thats about it. Well
the retard didnt put any fans in the computer so the only fans where
the one on the CPU and the one in the power supply. The computer ran
this way for about a year and started having these problems. I tryed
putting a new harddrive in the computer and tryed formatting it and it
only got so far and stopped. Ohh sorry let me back up a bit and let
you know I did try anti virus and things like that. I even tryed a new
ribbon cable between the hard drive and the mother board and that didnt
work. So Im kinda at a loss and I am wondering if any one has had this
problem or if any one has any ideas on what the fix for the problem
could be or what I should do to go about trouble shooting this one.

Thank you,
RS



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Old November 20th 06, 03:07 AM posted to sci.electronics.repair
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Yes but there was no fan and the hard drive gets really hot. Also
adaware or spyware would not cause a computer to not be able to format
a harddrive.


Bob Shuman wrote:
Adding RAM memory does not usually require any additional fans/cooling. It
is difficult to diagnose this remotely from your description, but if you
have eliminated viruses, then I'd strongly suspect adware/spyware. Try
downloading the latest Adaware or Spybot Search and Destroy and run a full
diagnostic. Also try deleting any unneeded files using the disk utility and
then run scandisk and defrag afterward. Good luck.

Bob


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Old November 20th 06, 05:43 AM posted to sci.electronics.repair
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Yes but there was no fan and the hard drive gets really hot.


What's "really hot"?
AFAIK,HDs should not get "really hot".


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Old November 20th 06, 10:54 AM posted to sci.electronics.repair
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Default Computer running slow and locking up


what OS are you using?
what is the speed of the processor?
what is the make of tha HDD?
How old is this computer?

furnish me with these details n maybe i could give you something that
would work!

 




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