I have Windows XP pro on my machine and ever since it was installed i keep finding the computer just stops freezes for no apparent reason i have unplugged all accessories i have only got Keyboard mouse and Boardband connected i can not do a defrag as it will lock after a time it can work for 30 mins then stop or for 2 mins i am at the end of my teather any suggestion,idea,thoughts anything at all. The unit is cooling well according to speed fan there is no virus according to Norton Norton windoc says it OK
Could be bios that need updating if you ignor ACPI errors your computer will come to a halt as it has started todo,i had to change my motherboard i was running WME before that. You can reformat on the reinstall on the tool bar it will show F6 don't select this press F5 a small box will open choose the first option standard computer WXP will install but you could have problems in the future with some software.
OK I have just spent the entire day re-installing win XP home ed and it still freezes up every so often i tried to update Bios but it did not like the bin file.i will know try installing win XP pro to see if this makes a difference
How long does the system run before freezing? You did not mention the graphics card, I wonder if it is nvidia by any chance! You could try lowering the graphics acceleration to see if that helps. If it does then you may look at updating your graphics drivers. I had this very problem when I first installed an nvidia graphics card.
Event Type: Error Event Source: ACPI Event Category: None Event ID: 5 Date: 2/17/2004 Time: 6:31:51 PM User: N/A Computer: NOBBIE Description: AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address (0xcf8), which lies in the 0xcf8 - 0xcff protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at click here. Data: 0000: 00 00 00 00 04 00 52 00 ......R. 0008: 00 00 00 00 05 00 05 c0 .......À 0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ 0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........ This was one of four events all seen at the same time