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a hotfix may have been released to fix the problem. Remove Excess Heat 4:48-5:27 To prevent system overheating that can result in a lockup, do the following. Ensure adequate cooling has been implemented. For example, you may need to install additional fans or upgrade to a liquid CPU cooler. Also, make sure your fans are oriented to push air in the same direction through the system. Monitoring system temperatures will also help prevent overheating. Use a software utility to monitor temperatures. Set thresholds and alarms to alert you when components start to overheat. Another preventative measure is to monitor environmental temperatures. Keep the temperature in the room less than 78 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also eliminate dust buildup within the system. Scan Storage Devices for Errors 5:28-5:39 It's also advisable to scan the storage devices for errors on a regular basis. This helps the system identify failing sectors where it should not write information. This can help prevent system lockups. Test Memory Modules 5:40-5:46 You can also a hardware or software memory tester to verify that your memory modules are working correctly. Summary 5:47-5:56 In this lesson, we discussed system lockups. We discussed the types of lockups that can occur, the causes of system lockups, the measures you can take to prevent lockups, and how to resolve lockups. Errors, lockups, and system crashes are typically caused by the following: Software bugs (errors in an application, the operating system, or driver code) Corrupt or missing operating system files Incorrect, corrupt, or incompatible device drivers Overheated hardware Failing hardware (memory, hard disk, or other component) A Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), also called a stop error, is an error that is so severe that Windows can no longer continue to function. When this type of error occurs, the system will stop and display a blue screen with information related to the error. On Mac OS, you may see the cursor turn into a pinwheel and you can't do anything. This is sometimes called the Pinwheel of Death . When a problem occurs, use basic troubleshooting to identify and isolate the problem. With system errors, often the cause is difficult to locate. Use the following suggestions: Identify the conditions when the error occurs. Does the error happen only when running a specific program or accessing a particular hardware device? Does it only happen after running the system for a while? Identify running programs and loaded device drivers. Capture any error messages displayed. A smart phone is a great tool for doing this. Then check Event Viewer for recent events. Use the Internet to search for solutions based on the error. o The vendor's site will usually provide the best knowledge-base. If you have the exact error message captured, search for the error message text.
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