Posted 30 October 2010 - 02:13 PM
Ok, so here's the problem:
About a week and a half ago, my computer started freezing. Always within 20-30 minutes, mouse and keyboard frozen too. If I shut down, I have to leave it sit for at least 10 minutes to an hour before I can start again (otherwise it freezes before the windows logo can load). This made me think that maybe it was overheating, but I checked the CPU temp at the last shutdown in BIOS, and it's normal.
It freezes when I'm working on stuff, when I'm doing nothing, and even in safe mode. Never done this before, though it has times where it runs a little slower. It's been running just fine since I upgraded the hard-drive in Jan.
What I've tried:
As far as I know, nothing has been downloaded except windows updates recently. (Doesn't mean something hasn't been downloaded though. I'm not the only user, and somebody might not be telling me everything....)
I've tried restoring to a previous date. No go. Still freezes.
I've tried to run Norton scans, but it tells me my "definitions" are out of date. I try to update them, but I'm on dial-up, so the computer freezes before they are done.
I've run defrag
I've checked the Event Logs, nothing there except telling me that the computer shut down unexpectedly, and that it was turned on after an unexpected shut down (Wow, way to point out the obvious.)
I've been trying to download driver updates, but again, slow internet connection. I've resorted to downloading them on another computer to a cd and installing them that way. I can't find a driver update for my processor though, at least not for Windows 7.
What I've got:
Hynix 512mb 400mHz memory (2 of them)
Seagate Barracuda SATA, 1TB 32mb Internal hard drive (just added in January) - LOTS of empty space on here. No major games or any space hoggers.
Windows 7 Home 64-bit (Installed when I put in the new harddrive)
AMD Athalon x2 processor
Anything else you need to know??