Re: Multiple crashes with XP

More ram is always a good idea. But I think the problem may be two fold. 1. 
There may be a problem with a driver that is crashing the system. XP is one 
of the most stable operating systems I've seen in the last twenty years.
2. If I remember correctly you upgraded from 98? If you didn't reformat the 
disk in NT format then that may be a part of the problem.



Thanks; Gene

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Marshall" <geom4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: Multiple crashes with XP


> Hi:
> Forgot to say in prior message, I performed all phases of your maintenance
> suggestions but sad to say still getting crashes.
> Thanks,
> George R. Marshall
> geom4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "curmudgeon" <one2three4five6@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 7:14 AM
> Subject: Re: Multiple crashes with XP
>
>
> when you go to system tools
> under accessories
> to system information
> route jaws to pc
> page down and then, up arrow
> how much ram is free?
>
> when I start my monster up
> on any given day
> there is usually around 200 ram free
> and most days i don't run out of ram
> with 512 to start with
> but lately,with the last  2 versions of jaws
> there are times when jaws freezes up
> maybe from opening too many programs  up, and even after shutting them off
> opening up openbook, then maybe burning a cd, then using omni page in word
> to scan a  another document  etc  etc
>
> some  programs don't give back the ram they used
> i have been  told ms word is one of them that don't give back the ram when
> you close it
> and the only solution is to shut down and restart
>
> my technician, says, i am crazy
> and more ram isn't gonna do anything for me
> except cost me some mo money
>
> I am not sure whether adding more ram will help or not
> and I miss the three finger salute of my 98 machine
> and being able to run a repair on internet explorer
> when things get sluggish or stop in the middle of a session
> but i don't miss the blue screen of death
> with xp i don't get
> but in the last couple of weeks my computer has restarted twice
> in the middle of downloading music,
> and
> doing other things while it was busy
> and have no idea what caused the crash
>
> if, you do decide to get more ram, please keep us informed
> if it solves the problems
>
>
> From: "George Marshall" <geom4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 7:41 AM
> Subject: Re: Multiple crashes with XP
>
>
> Hi curmudgeon:
> I have 512 megs of memory on this Intel processor with XP home.  Do you
> think it would more stable if I added another 512, I haven't ran your
> cleanup suggestions yet but will do so in the next day or so.
> Thanks,
> George R. Marshall
> geom4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "George Marshall" <geom4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 9:42 AM
> Subject: Re: Multiple crashes with XP
>
>
> Thanks a lot I will try your suggestions.
> George R. Marshall
> geom4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "curmudgeon" <one2three4five6@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 8:26 AM
> Subject: Re: Multiple crashes with XP
>
>
> i'd try
>
> go into my computer
> highlite your hard drive
> alt enter to bring up properties
> control tab to tools
> enter on check for errors
> but, tab around and check both check boxes
> enter on ok
> you will be told you must restart your computer to run the check errors
> press ok
> and then restart your computer
> and let it run a full system check for errors
> it may take   20 or 30 40 minutes
> to run,
> also, do a thorough cleaning out of temp files
> disk clean up in properties
> go into your hard drive into windows
> p for prefetch
> delete them they are more temp files
> go into control panel
> internet options
> delete cookies, temp files, off line files, delete history
> run a defragg whether it says it needs it or not
> i would go to
> www.google.com/ie
> type in cleanup
> the first choice will be
> a microsoft  utility
> called cleanup. exe
> down load it
> install it
> and run it
> it will  delete the hidden temp files that are hiding in your computer
> after it runs do not  restart your  computer yet
> like the pop up says to
> tab to no
> then route jaws to pc
> page down then up arrow to see how much space has been recovered from how
> many files
>
> then restart your system
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Linda Parent" <mslparent25@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 3:12 PM
> Subject: RE: Multiple crashes with XP
>
>
> Hi,
>
> Well, if it makes you feel better, I have the same setup with Intel and am
> having crashes.
>
> Linda Parent
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of George Marshall
> Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 5:10 PM
> To: jfw
> Subject: Multiple crashes with XP
>
> Hi:
> I am running Xp home on a 3.5 Intel processor with 512 megs of memory with
> JAWS 6.0, with service pack 2.  I am getting lots of crashes in various
> programs.  I upgraded from 98(SE).  I wonder if JAWS 6.0 is at fault?  If
> anyone could give me any advice I would appreciate it.  One more does 
> anyone
>
> know the name of the log that shows what caused the crash and where it is
> located?
> Thanks,
> George R. Marshall
> geom4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
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