My desktop is shagged. Its a HP pavillion slimline running vista 32bit. It freezes constantly and when it does, thats it, you can only proceed by plugging out. I've run everything, dozens of times .... diagnostics checks, system restore/recovery, startup repair, returned PC back to factory condition by formatting and reinstalling windows. Still freezing, at any stage once I'm passed the initial HP menu screen whereupon Microsoft starts to install itself and then it open season for freezin.
It happens 9 times out of ten because if you stay on long enough, it will happen.
I dropped the unit into Tech Fixers who ran their stuff through it, and a day later they rang me to come and collect unrepaired as they found nothing wrong.
Still doing it. This is the first time this weekend I've got online. So far today, I've had to switch off at the wall maybe 15 times but now I've got through and its working so far. In Safe Mode it did it (froze) at the main desktop screen with nothing else happening.
Main time that it freezes is when I switch on, HP offer 4 options (boot menu, system recovery, diagnostics) and after about 10 seconds these expire and the words 'Microsoft Corporation' appear and a moving bar above this indicates that the windows files are booting up - this bar will then freeze and thats it, she's gone. Power off time.
Anybody suggest a way past this? The pc is only 4 years old.