I have a Compaq presario sr2020nx desktop. It is stock and I run windows XP. It just started locking up at random.
Sometimes it will lock on it's own just sitting at the desktop screen. The machine was purchased new a few years ago and has run fine until now.
The trouble is the screen will display repeating patterns as the PC freezes. This can happen anytime. Nothing will
respond when it freezes, not even cntr/at/del. After freezing it will always restart but may freeze again.
* I run avast, spybot and malwarebytes, no viruses.
* no new hardware /software or drivers added
How would I go about attacking this problem? Should I look at:
memory, heat,hard drive. How would I go about checking things out?
Edited by kenmtb, 08 June 2010 - 02:35 AM.