(Please bear with me during this post as I am extremely tired while typing this and keep getting brain freeze<-----Ahahaha!)
I have had a freezing problem since reformating PC a few weeks ago.
The problem is that the computer will freeze, whenever I play a game or try to run a scan. Usually within 10 minutes
The computer needs to be turned off completly at wall as not even keyboard works to bring up task manager.
There were no freezers during windows instalation and has never froze unless there is some sort of scan or game being played.
Never had this problem before reformating so I must have been doing something right previously.
Some PC Stats:
Processor:IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 CPU 3.00GHz
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Video Device: NIVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Physical Memory: 511MB
Main Circuit Board: Board: SiS-661
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
164.69 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
146.17 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
McAfee VirusScan Version 99.9.99
So far been unable to run a full McAfee scan and just about any game freezes from Hell of Sand to running games on Steam, Halo, WoW.
Also have Ad-aware and windows advanced care. Hasn't froze during ad-aware scan but has a few times with windows care.
All microsoft updates installed and scans and such are up to date also.
I suspect maybe a driver is out of date. Not sure how to check. My brother said he updated Nividia.
Any help would be much appreciated and once again I am sorry for any lack of information of where I am not clear anywhere. Probably I should have waited until more awake to post this.
Also like to add that cpu temperature was about 67.
Edited by mudpuddle, 03 March 2008 - 05:08 PM.