Posted 17 September 2005 - 12:51 PM
Hello all. I have a two part question. My Windows XP pro computer has locked up three times over the last couple of months. When it happens, it always occurs when I log on the the Internet using Netzero Platinum. The point that the lockup occurs is after Netzero connects, but before it's opened up Internet Explorer (which it does automatically when you connect to the Internet). I then cannot get the computer to open up anything, or bring up task manager, etc. and I have to do a hard reset to restart the computer. Then there are usually further troubles, until I restart the computer again. Anyone have a similar problem?
My 2nd question is what happened the last time I had the above problem. When I restarted my computer the 2nd time (which I had to do because everything was working at a snails pace) XP gave me a message that I had to reactivate XP due to a hardware change, even though I hadn't changed anything for over a month, and that was only to add a network card. I did notice that my network card is now nonfunctional (windows searched for the driver for it, but didn't find it). You suppose the problem is with the network card? However the first two times I had the lockup, there was nothing to indicate that the network card was an issue. By the way, I haven't ever used the network card, I just installed it to (eventually) hook my laptop up to my main computer.