First, any time I try to watch a video from a site like youtube, my computer will freeze/hang. I can not get the computer to respond to any input and can only shut it down by holding the power button in until it shuts off.
Second, I have noticed that some web forums that I am a member at, I can not log in without Internet Explorer presenting a message that it has detected a problem and has to close shortly after I have logged in. Other sites, like this one, I do not have a problem at all. Sometimes, it just does it with general web surfing. This problem only started after installing IE8. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling it, but, it doesn't help.
Third, any time I try to play a cd/dvd, it will eventually freeze causing a loop of the last maybe 2 seconds of whatever I was playing. When this happens, I can eject the cd/dvd, but, the loop will continue. Sometimes, I can close WMP after ejecting the cd/dvd and other times I can not. In most instances, the computer will freeze up shortly after if didn't happen immediately when the loop starts. This behavior will happen in both my dvd burners (Pioneer 116-DBK and Lite-On iHAP422).
In all instances, I have to hold the power button in until the computer shuts off, then restart it to get things functioning again. Sometimes, it will freeze up quickly, and other times it takes several minutes. When I checked the Event Viewer, I found errors in Applications and System. The Application errors are 99% Event ID: 1000, followed by "Faulting application iexplorer.exe, version 8.0.6001.18702, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x024f1f9d. There have been other error Event ID's in Applications, but, I'm embarrassed to say, I misplaced the paper I wrote them down on. If I can find it, I'll post them. The system Event Viewer error has been Source: ATAPI, Catagory: none, Event ID: 9 followed by "the device, \Device\Ide\IdePort0, did not respond within the timeout period.
The BSOD error that I recieved was IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I was greeted by this one morning when I went to check my e-mail before leaving for work. It must have happened overnight because I didn't witness it happen. I do not know it this was related to infections that have since been removed thanks to sundavis on the HJT team. Thanks sundavis!
I don't know if it helps any, but, my hard drive is SATA and my dvd drives are ide. My video card is an ATI Radeon x300 se that came with my computer. I'm using Windows XP Pro SP3.
This computer has frozen up doing other applications and occationaly while it's just sitting there idle, but, they are very rare and random. The ones listed above occur every time.
Please help me determine what's wrong and how to fix it.
Thanks for the help!!!
UPDATE: This just happened. I clicked on IE, then remembered I wanted to do something before getting on the internet. So, I let my home page load, then closed IE. When I did that, my desktop appeared with only about 1/5th of my desktop icons present and froze immediately. Within a couple seconds, a steady, continuous beep sounded and did not stop. Appearantly, the internal speaker must have been making the sound since it was not coming through my normal speakers attatched to the computer. I had to hold the power button to get it to turn off. When I turned the computer back on I checked the Event Viewer and all I found was an error in Applications. It said, "Source: Windows Search Serive, Category: Gatherer, Event ID: 3013, and then listed "The entry <C:\Documents and Settings\ Joe & Sherrie\ Recent\Desktop.ini> in the hash map cannot be updated. Context: Application, System Index Catalog, Details: A device attatched to the system is not functioning (0x8007001f)." This error appears to have occured after I turned the computer back on according to the time listed that it occured. I did not see any errors that would would match the time of the computer freezing up.
Edited by Hercules1, 29 April 2009 - 12:16 AM.