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  # 2382005 27-Dec-2019 22:20
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Re-seat components -especially RAM.


Definitely take the memory stick(s) out and put them back in again.
Google how to clean the contacts - that's worth a shot.
Also, if it has 2 memory sticks, try removing one and see if it runs without freezing. If it freezes swap the sticks and try the second one.
If it doesn't have much memory though, it's not going to run well with only half installed.




Also USB slots - pull it all out when it freezes or try using a couple of differnt ones. A 'micro' short on a usb slot can do funny things.


Power supply - any chance it is a micro outage.e Had one job where a ups fixed the hanging issues. - although a laptop has a battery fail over os likely not that on a laptop.




Run a hardware tester over night - every night for a week.  Testing a pc when you arent using it might show it never dies at night / alone, but the vibration of typing, mouse etc might cause issues.




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  # 2382085 28-Dec-2019 10:43
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Thanks everyone for the helpful replies. This gives me a good idea of the things I can try. Some of the easier ones I have already tried, but at my age, I don't enjoy 'fiddling' with things any more. I will if I absolutely have to, but I tend to see everything as a cost/benefit analysis. Right now the problem isn't bad enough to be worth investing too much effort. I was just trying to gain some more insight. If it reaches a point where it really bugs me, I will start taking the computer apart and trying some of the diagnostic things suggested here, but it hasn't reached that point yet.



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