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Question HP dc5850 Keeps Freezing

dmderbowka

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Feb 9, 2019
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I am at wits end with this computer.

I have an older but still (hopefully useful) HP dc5850 which freezes up.
I originally thought it was a problem with the hard drive. So I opted to try a spare on hand and reinstall Windows. Made it to the boot screen and it froze solid without even getting the chance to click anything. Mouse and keyboard were inoperable.

For the sake I tried Ubuntu and I got through one page and it went solid frozen.

Freezes whether booting from DVD or USB and even if you run the software off the USB.

I reset the BIOS to defaults and it never changed anything.

I dont know what the cause for the constant freeze up.

Maybe its just a HP Problem of short life electronics?

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

hang-the-9

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Try with one RAM stick at a time or different RAM. If that does not help next up would be motherboard or power supply issue. Unless you really want to have this specific system running I suggest using money towards a replacement instead of buying parts, even if cheap. Spending $20 or 30 on this means 20 or 30 less towards a much faster even used system. $100 or less can get you a Core i3/i5 system.
 

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