It seems to work a little better after I physically turn it off and then off but not if I do a reset on and off as it will then freeze more frequently with a shorter duration in between freezing.
This happened previously earlier in the summer but then it was a thermal problem and after solving it, it did not arise again until a month ago.
Freezing does not occur when I have it in safe mode at all, THUS FAR.
My comp is about 2 yrs old. I use Windows XP home and Chrome as my browser. I am a lay person and have had some help from a friend but we haven't found anything that seems to be the cause.
Here is what I have done so far:
avira (virus) scan
disk check (for bad sectors)
physically cleaned the fans and checked internal temp = cpu = 37 degrees
Not sure what to do next and I REALLY don't want to have to format if possible.
Luckily I have 3 other computers in the household that do not seem to have this problem...so far.
Thanks for checking my post.
Edited by oombella, 03 December 2009 - 01:25 PM.