i tested my ram with memtest 86, no errors on 10 passes. I am using a 7600gt, so i ripped that out, and used the onboard gpu, just to verify if it was a video card problem. but nope it still freezes without that card.
My temps are absolutely stable.. cpu is 38c and system temp is 39c and hard drive is 35-40c. I kept a fan blowing, because its hot and humid in the northeast here.
Its a fresh Windows XP Pro, installed it 2-3 hours ago. I used the quick format. I updated the windows as well.
I have not checked the event log, which I should have done. I hope it doesnt freeze when I get there.
It freezes, mouse does move and doesnt get stuck. My only option is a defective hard drive. I ran HDD Sentinel and the SMART log shows no signs of bad sectors, or spin up errors.
So I shoved a Western Digital Diagnostic Tool disc, and I am running that on full scan to give me results IF the hard drive is REALLY defective or not.
If that gives 0 problems... I am FULL formatting the drive and reinstalling Windows.
Man, Im starting a Computer Repair business and my other pc will be used to repair customers pc. I have to delay it for several days due to this freaking issue.
Any ideas what it could be?
Edited by osaeed, 23 July 2010 - 11:37 PM.