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    Quote[/b] (elgecko @ Jan. 05 2005,3:33)]Did not like my post number, had to post again.
    haha, 666..

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    Jim, you might want to try booting in safe mode.

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    I'm looking at XP and can not remember what it looks like on 98, but it's there somewhere. Click on the Start button, find the and click on the Control Panel. It should open up a long list of options. Click on System and under the General Tab at the bottom it should list your processor speed and amount of RAM installed on your computer.

    Did a quick search and did scaned quickly through this.
    http://www.comp-buyer.co.uk/buyer....0c.html


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    Start> Run> msinfo32
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    Thanks, P-man! It says 64 MB RAM. I tried tapping the F8 key from the moment I pushed the power button. Not only would it refuse to lock up, it wouldn't go into safe mode. Now that's a first. Tried copy & paste of the info, but can't get past highlighting it.

    Ozzy, the symptoms have similarity, but not identical. No squeaky noise and it has locked up while checking Email and shutting down, once.

    For some reason it hasn't locked up for a couple days now. Why wouldn't it go into safe mode? Not that I think the problem is solved....

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    Did you try the F8 key when the computer is first booting. That is where you need to try that.
    Sometimes it's the Esc key or another F# key, depending on your BIOS.


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    The best thing to do is to go out and buy a MAC!!
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    "It said Windows XP or better on the box, so I bought a Mac"
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    Seriously, random lockups are caused by a faulty power supply a lot of the time. How old is your computer?
    You can get a new PSU for about $20 and they are easy to fit.
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    Hi It sounds like you need a major upgrade.I rebuilt mine recently and its so much easier with all the newer technology.
    used my old tower but inside she,s brand new and if you look around its cheeper to upgrade than to by a new set.You will be amazed at what you can find at decent prices [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Bye for now Julian

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