I recently reformatted my hard drive due to a rootkit and since then I have the following problem:
From time to time my screen freezes and my computer does not react to my mouse and keyboard. It's completely stuck and I can't do anything else but to reset it. This happens around 2-3 times daily.
I reformatted my hard drive twice last week because of this problem. At the first time I intalled service pack 2. After the installation of service pack 2 and the restart it promted me to do the issue that i explained above appeared for the first time. That is, after the restart, windows security center appeared and suddenly my pc was frozen so I had to reset it. After the reboot it was ok for a while but every time I opened windows security center my pc was stuck again (and some times occasionally when doing random things). After 2-3 days my pc continued to freeze more and more and some times right after the reboot. So I decided to reformat it again*.
So I formatted the hard drive for the second time and this time I did not put service pack 2. My pc appeared to be ok after it, so I assumed service pack 2 caused this to happen. But unfortunatley it happened again. Not too often as it happened after the first foramt with sp2, but its still irritating.
Any ideas what it might be wrong? Before the first format this did not happen. Thanks in advance!!
* I could not see the istallation of service pack 2 at add/remove programs so I did not know how else I could remove sp2 so I decided to reforamt the drive.
Edited by alexm24, 08 July 2008 - 08:15 AM.