My computer freezes, usually within the first 10 minutes of startup, sometimes during startup and sometimes way after. It usually freezes for a couple seconds as a sort of warning then freezes completely so I have to restart it manually. I formatted and reinstalled all my software repeatedly with no success of getting rid of the freezing. I ran a mem test, dxdiag and they were ok. The hardware config is the same except for 512 RAM I added, but the freezing started before I added it. I checked the event viewer and it has multiple DHCP errors. There are a few service control manager errors as well as DCOM. One time at startup there was a blue screen error that read "Hardware Malfunction Call you hardware vendor for support The system has halted."
My computer is a Sony Vaio vcg-ra710g 3.2 ghz p4 hyper-threading liquid cooled with about 1024 RAM, 128 Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 AGP graphics. My OS is Windows XP media edition.
Any help would be much appreciated. This is very frustrating, and I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars to hire someone haha.