I had initially considered that overheating might be the issue, but on several very cold days recently where the CPU has been icy cold the problem has recurred.
There is also another problem which may or may not be related - sometimes after logging into a user profile on Windows XP, the programs that are set to load on startup will load but when I try to load any other programs, the system will get 'stuck' for several minutes but will eventually open all of the programs I've asked it to in one big burst. This also sometimes happens after any single application crashes and closes for whatever reason.
A third, unrelated problem that I'm having is that I cannot install the latest driver (see here, driver dated 12 May 2005) for my Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2 sound card. When I try to run the installation program, it tells me that "Setup could not detect any Sound Blaster Audigy 2 on your system. Please ensure that your Sound Blaster hardware is properly installed before running this Setup program. Setup will now exit." I've never had any problems when downloading drivers for the sound card before, and the sound card is working perfectly fine, as it always has been.
I hope you can understand my explanations since I'm not all that good at explaining things clearly. If you need to know any more about my system to help me, just ask
Edited by Vamos, 26 December 2005 - 07:34 AM.