I am not sure what I did right this time to get the computer to run more than 5 minutes without locking back up. Instead of waiting to see if it would lock up again without touching anything, I hurried up and opened task manager and closed almost all the background processes that I did not need for the moment. I did not notice anything out of place on the process list so I am not sure what to do at this point.
I have tried other monitors with the same outcome and have checked the port I plug the monitor into and it seems to be fine. I know this computer is old and the first thing a lot of people might say is "Buy a new computer" well, This is my Grandmothers computer and we dont have the money to just purchase another. She uses this pc to stay in contact with family, pay bills online and play simple pc games on. I play a few random MMORPG's on it as well.
I currently use the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware along with Advanced system care to keep things in check. I just recently downloaded Hijack This to include a log file with this message along with a screenshot of my basic system information.
This is the log file after I have closed many processes down to see if the computer would not lock up and let me try and find help.
Again, when I turn on my computer the monitor will not respond.. The led E-machine emblem only flashes and nothing is said on the screen. After turning the computer and monitor On and Off over and over again it will randomly start working, But once XP fully loads up. Within a few minutes the screen freezes and looks distorted with vertical yellow lines here and there on the screen.
I have tried to explain the best I can. I will not turn the computer back off for a while in fear that it may never turn back on now.
Edited by elise025, 23 March 2010 - 06:36 AM.
I moved this topic to a more appropriate forum ~ Elise