My PC keeps freezing up the task manager will not come up either during the freeze. the restart button gets the computer freezing again after clicking on account user. The turn off button to shut down the PC gets the PC up and running again sometimes for days sometimes for minutes. The start up runs very slow. I found that if I unplugged my Binatone USB and did a cold start plugging in the modem once up and running all would be ok for a while. Thinking that was the problem I replaced the modem with a speedtouch 330 but still have the same problem. & the unplugging the modem again enables me to boot up.
I have even did a reformat and reinstall of my XP and programs to no avail. On the last crash I had my first ever return from MS error reporting saying it may be my HP 2575 driver. This never came back on any of the previous error reporting and the printer/scanner works OK.
my system is a 2month barebones novatech system 1. does not appear to be overheating. 2. how do i check these. 3. no electrical items going on/off when freezes. 4. will give this a try tomorrow. 5. used nav,a2,ewido,cwshredder,spybot.ad aware, defender all ok. 6. have latest drivers for all bar the speedtouch modem using ver 2.01. latest ver 3.01 does not work on my system [will not download web pages after connecting] sometimes go several days without a freeze but today its in double figures.
Used sisoftsandra = CPU temp steady just above 30 board temp = high 30's. power unit spikes between 10 & min 30's.
Are these normal temps?
The various voltage readings are stable by the 5v spikes up and down. dont know what is normal or not.
last night PC would not connect to the internet, a restart resulted in frozen blank blue screens, gave up went to bed turned on this morning boot up ok so was internet. I have tried various front/rear usb ports to plug the modem with no result.
late update. had trouble getting restarted ran memtest86 = found faulty ram in test 8. drove down to novatech to exchange ram got stuck in hugh traffic jam in 32 degres got back home to find been given wrong memory although wrapper showed 512 the strip was just 256. waiting to see how things go now pc running in tracle at the moment with only half the ram.