[Thinkpad] TP600X Win98SE still freezing
jberry at islandnet.com
Tue Sep 21 10:46:31 CDT 2004
>After a lot of study and fiddling around, this system continues to freeze
>4-5 times daily, at which point hitting C-A-D brings up screen error message
>"System is busy waiting for close program dialog to be displayed". Only
>option is cold boot.
>My opening swap file on a 1 gb partition is about 98 mb and I have 300 mb
>free on this partition.
600E, 256 MB RAM, 366 MHz
I have a 768 MB swap file, but I'm running Win2K.
>GDI remains high at all times (80% over) when freezes occur.
>Swap file available goes down to 2% and that is when freezes seem to
>occur. However the swap file does not expand as it automatically
>should, even though I have set virtual memory management to
>automatic. (At other times it will go to 120 or 130 mb, just not
>when free swap space declines to precipitously.)
>Freezes usually (but not always) occur when running Mozilla 1.6.
I run Mozilla Firefox (the smaller cousin of what you use)
and find that when I task switch to it, there is
a heck of a lot of disk thrashing going on, even with a 768 MB
swap file. I'd suggest;
0. Defrag the swap partition
1. Increase the size of your swap file and if that doesn't work
2. Switch to Opera 7 (also free).
And Good Luck!
>I'd welcome ideas what to do about this. Going berserk here.
>Thanks for all help.
Jonathan Berry and Erika http://members.shaw.ca/berry5868/fun.htm
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