Why system is crashing regularly?

Question

at least once a day my system locks up. When I enter ctrl alt del I get a message that explorer is not responding. I have been stoping the program. Then I restrart the computer and all will be fine for about another day.

Thank you Byron

Answer

This question was answered on March 11, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

1 Eliminate the power supply as the source Check the voltage output of the power supply Install a line conditioner and/or replace the power supply

2 Run a current version of antivirus software to check for a virus

3 Eliminate the unnecessary Too many devices on a system may be overtaxing the power supply Too many TSRs running may be interfering with software Check the Taskbar for extraneous applets Reduce the Startup folder to a minimum

4 For Windows 9x, replace any real mode device drivers with 32-bit drivers where you can.

5 Reseat the CPU and memory modules

6 Check the system board for damage, shorts, frayed traces, or bad connections

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 11, 2004