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Old February 22nd, 2005
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Default Limewire keeps freezing with Windows XP

I don't know what to do sometimes everything will freeze including my mouse and keyboard and sometimes the program just freezes and doesn't respond when I click on anything. I can't even shutdown my computer when this happens, please help!

Windows XP Pro SP2
Systemax Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
512 MB Ram
Modem- Motorola SM56
Dial-up

Limewire 4.4.5
newest Java

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Old March 1st, 2005
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Ditto, just started happening today after I downloaded new LW version.
Restarted and ran Checkdisk, will run defrag, we'll see.
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Old March 3rd, 2005
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I'm using Windows 98 and I've locked up everytime I'm on LW Pro after something like 20 minutes.

Kazaa never locked up neither did Napster.

I don't think it's a system problem. I get no other lock ups, even when running Ameritrades Stock streamer all day. I can't find anything on the faq so am replying here.

why the freezes on the pro version??
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Old March 4th, 2005
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any of you tried Azureus (java bittorrent client) and found the same?

Ty.
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Old March 6th, 2005
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Default The 20 Minute Freeze-Up

I'm having the same problems on Windows 98. After 20 minutes, the "blue screen of death" appears. No other problems on any other software, and I've used DSL, cable, and dialup - all with the same results.

I've noted a couple of things - first the problem seems to only affect incoming or downloads, not uploads. Second, adjusting the number and speed of up- or downloads has no effect, but just seems to take longer to happen.

I've used Pro, but as soon as this stuff started happening, I removed it, and stayed with basic. Why pay for something that doesn't work? Another note: a much earlier version, I think 4.1 or so, didn't have this problem.

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Old March 10th, 2005
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I just started using LW yesterday and ran accross the same lockout problem.
I then reloaded LW 4.8.0 and seem to have cleared up the problem.
I am using Windows 98 S.E. and thought that this might be the problem, and therefore I tried to upgrade to WindowsXP but I can not figure how to do this with LW.
Does anybody have any suggestions?
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Joe
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Old July 5th, 2005
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Hey,

Good thing i did forum check b4 starting a new thread

I have the exact same problem. My entire comp freezes up and I need to reboot. This only happens when i start downloads.

I am using
win xp
512 ram
latest version of limewire basic
wireless router

Also, the firewall is turned off

This also happens to me with EVERY p2p program, not only limewire.... can anybody please help!
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