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Old 08-03-2010, 07:40 AM
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Default Windows XP keeps crashing.

I'm running windows xp service pack 2 and around 12.30 each day it suddenly freezes causing me to reboot the machine. I've tried registry cleaning, de-frag, virus scans and still to no avail. If i do a re-install will i lose my programmes and files etc.
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Re-install of Win XP will be starting from scratch. Yes, you'll lose it all.

When did this start? Did you install a particular program or device? If so, do a system restore. This solves 90% of the problems which are most often driver related.

Also, the 12:30 issue suggests that something is running at that time. Did you check 'scheduled programs'? Some resource hog (like anti-virus) may be running at 12:30 PM instead of AM.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:00 AM
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Thanks for your reply i'll give it all a go and see what happens.
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I'm running windows xp service pack 2 and around 12.30 each day it suddenly freezes causing me to reboot the machine. I've tried registry cleaning, de-frag, virus scans and still to no avail. If i do a re-install will i lose my programmes and files etc.
You may check whether any software conflict cause this OS crash. So try to disable newly installed software in your computer and check for the issue. I also recommend you to check whether any dust inside your cabinet. It too can cause short and get your system crashed.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:33 AM
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I'm running windows xp service pack 2 and around 12.30 each day it suddenly freezes causing me to reboot the machine. I've tried registry cleaning, de-frag, virus scans and still to no avail. If i do a re-install will i lose my programmes and files etc.

Reinstalling Windows XP will not remove files in your computer. Re-installation will remove all installed programs but file will stay there.

If you do partition in your computer, it will take both programs and files from your computer.
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:43 AM
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there are different types of installation
1. fresh install. installation from a newly formatted hdd
2. repair install. repairing currently installed OS. this will just replace all system files but not your documents and other files.
3. new instance installation. this will install the OS to other folder or partition. it is like new installation without formatting.

installation 2 i think is best for you.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:53 PM
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suggest you check your scheduled tasks. make sure that there is nothing that will trigger any big application to run during that time.

I would still consider virus.
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You have to reinstall your windows as well as your partitions. That's the only solution.
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You should try to go with the latest version. I am sure service pack 3 will definitely do the trick for you. Good Luck......
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