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Random PC Total Lockups

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Tom|Nbk, 17 Aug 2006.

  1. Tom|Nbk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Mar 2006

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    Location: England

    i got these a few months ago but they seemed to go away and now they have come back to haunt me, it always happens when im playing music/watching something or playing a game with music, my pc will just totally lockup requiring a hard reset, ive ran memtest and done every single test with no errors reported, my gfx seems fine and all my temperatures are fine, i really cant get to the bottom of this, dodgy sound driver? what could it be its driving me nuts!, also when it does freeze the music freezes up totally and loops, sort of like a scratched cd keyboard and mouse dont work its totally dead can someone please help?
     
  2. Trigger

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Dec 2004

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    Try removing your sound drivers and then see what happens :)
     
  3. myriad

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

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    Are you using onboard sound or a sound card?

    If you are using a sound card then sometimes the onboard sound can cause conflicts, ideally it needs to be disabled in the BIOS before you even put in your new sound card, and the drivers removed completely.
     
  4. Tom|Nbk

    Capodecina

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    im using on board with no other sound card's, the lockups also dont happen very often but when the do they can be within minutes of each other
     
    Last edited: 17 Aug 2006
  5. lumpeh

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    Joined: 21 Jul 2006

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    Is there any IRQ sharing going on with your soundcard or video? It should not matter as windows manages such resources these days, but in my experience put two demanding devices on the same IRQ and you tend to end up with jitters at the very least.
     
  6. Tom|Nbk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Mar 2006

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    im not sure what you exactly mean, i am also using windows media 11, ive just had a freeze right this second after about 30 seconds of watching a video i skipped half way through and got it,

    not sure if this helps or explains anything,

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    Last edited: 20 Aug 2006
  7. Tom|Nbk

    Capodecina

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    BUMP, this happens quite a lot on windows startup my pc will just totally lockup on the log in screen its highly annoying :mad: , anyone have any more ideas to how i can solve this?
     
  8. Indy500

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

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    Power supply maybe?
     
  9. ColinR

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Nov 2004

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    Location: Herts. UK

    After it happens look in Eventvwr , System and post up the error message that coincides with the time of the reboot.