I was cleaning up my friends computer because they said it kept freezing. I assumed it was a simple cleaning process until I got 5 hours into the process and the whole screen froze with black vertical strips on the screen. At first I thought it was overheating but the comp tower is clean and the fans are fully functional. Any suggestions to what this issue would be?
The computer is a Dell Dimension 2400 PC with Windows XP Home edition. SP 3 is all current and up to date.
I ran Kaspersky Antivirus, CCleaner and Malwarebytes to clean it up.
Once it freezes I have to manually shut it down with the power button and then it is fine for another 5 hours.
Edited by Lynda C., 28 February 2010 - 03:45 PM.