Posted 21 July 2005 - 03:33 AM
great forum, great name. keep up the great work!
had a wonderful bleeping computer moment that i will describe after stating my problem. if you get that far......enjoy!!!
P4 2.8 ghz
1024 mb RAM
ASUS P4PE-X mobo
windows XP pro
i will write what happens when i start up chronologically. perhaps this will most clearly describe what happens. to preface all this, i have done all the virus/spyware/adware scanning and found the basic stuff with adaware, but no viruses. problem persists. so here we go.
power up. initial bios loading screen. drives load normally. windows loading page. windows logon page. i log on with my password. if it is going to lock up, this is where it usually happens. at this point i have to hit reset. i have left the computer alone for some time when it locks and it does not correct itself. so i hit reset. initial bios loading screen. drives load normally. under this i then get one of two messages in an either/or situation. sometimes it says "hardware monitor found an error". i have to hit F1 to continue or DEL to access the bios (i think). i hit F1 and it continues. windows loading screen. sometimes it will lock up here. if not, it continues normally through the logon. 50% of the time the computer will then work properly. the other 50 it will lockup again within about 5 minutes of startup. it has happened in every conceivable situation, from starting a program to opening a folder to just plain sitting there idle. therefore i don't think it is application related. the other message that i get about 25% of the time is "floopy drive failed" and then something about the keyboard not being properly recognized. if i get this message my only option is hitting reset since the keyboard will not function. also, when i get this message and reset, i always get the hardware monitor message. then it continues as i stated above.
thanks for taking the time to read this long first post.
as i said above, i had a "bleeping computer" moment. after typing this entire post once, i thought to myself, "i better save this text just in case the computer decides to lock up." i open wordpad and copy and paste. i pull down the file menu and when i click on "save", the computer locks. had to type it again, of course. not necessarily proof that computers are intellegent, but certainly that they can be a pain in the a**. needless to say, what i came out of my mouth when it happened was more like, "bleeping, bleep, bleep, bleeeeeeep, bleeeping, bleep computer."
let me know if you need any more info.