My PC has been freezing on me. I am running 32-bit Vista Home Premium.

My PC has been freezing on me. Everything just hangs and I have to use the reset button. I don't know why its happening, but its very predictable and only occurs under very specific conditions.

It happens ONLY when I have "Shut Down", leave my computer off for at least a few hours and then turn it back on. It does not matter if I leave the power on or off. It will freeze in a few minutes to turn on my PC.

Once I use the reset button, it freezes more until I have stop and wait for a few hours yet.

If I stopped and turn it back on in a few minutes, it does not freeze. I haven't checked if pre-empting the gel by stopping before the Frost occurs prevents occur, I'll probably test the next time I have to leave my PC turned off for an extended period of time.

If I use "Restart", it does not freeze. Although an old problem with very a decrease in performance after using "Restart" is still there. (Note: it is a very old problem that I've never been able to fix,.) I took several technology experts, and may not understand what is the cause either, but I found a temporary solution. Using Shut Down and then turn the PC back returns performance back to normal. Occurs when a reboot occurs as a result of the update of Windows too, so I just avoid using any form of "Restart" whenever possible, but I have always been updated Windows. I think that its not related to this problem of gel.)

If I put it on sleep mode and come back after many hours, it does not seem to freeze. Recently, it froze once after that, but it didn't happen since then, so it might be a fluke.

I don't know what is happening. It happened very rarely over the past 2 years but only started happening every time in the last 3 months. Windows told me recently that he recovered from a blue screen when it happened, but this message appeared only once so far.

Whenever it freezes, I mean a period of activity of the HDD for about 2 seconds. And then read/write rhythmic sounds half lasting one second time per second, which continues for about 10 seconds. After that, the hard drive noise settle in a low kind of drone. I can barely hear the hard disk read or write something, but its much softer. It doesn't seem to change this State no matter how long I leave it.

I think its some sort of hardware failure that only happens when the PC components are 'cold', if that's even possible, but I can't be sure.

Speculation as to what is the cause of software or hardware? If it's a hardware problem, is there a particular part of the PC which would cause it to freeze predictable in such a specific circumstance?

I use mode sees as a temporary solution instead of closing my PC, but I fear that the problem will be extended later.

My motherboard is old enough that my CMOS battery is dying, it became apparent a month ago. I'll soon change the battery. I don't know if the problem might be related.



Start by making sure that the software is running properly and change this battery CMOS ASAP.

And always make sure that the latest hardware drivers are downloaded and installed on your computer manufacturer's Web site.

Go to their site > drivers download section > your model number > operating system > drivers > download and install.

Use the built-in Windows programs to operate correctly

"Delete files using Disk Cleanup"

"Optimize Windows Vista for better performance"

It may be necessary to use after the use of registry cleaners.

"How to use the System File Checker tool to fix the files on system missing or corrupted on Windows Vista or Windows 7"

The only problem is that if it finds problems that it cannot repair, you may need to perform a repair installation.


Use this FREE version as a Malware Scanner on request.

See you soon.

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