I have a dual boot Win98/XP home system which I have run successfully for several months. I recently installed updated XP graphics drivers from a downloaded file which turned out to be corrupted - I was left with several problems - [intermittent no boot or crashing once loaded]. I therefore repaired XP using the CD "repair" facility and this appeared to imptove matters. However, whilst I have no problems booting, and the system initially runs ok, eventually [after 1 -15 minutes] the keyboard and mouse freeze and my only option is a manual reset. This occurs whether I run in Win 98 or Win XP.
My next step is to reformat the OS partitions and re-install both but I wonder if I am seeing the start of a hardware problem [motherboard, memory???]. Grateful for any advice on any way of checking this.