Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:49 PM
I have a computer in my home, that didn't work from the moment I got it. It would boot fine, but would crash around 30 seconds after starting it. It just freezes, and nothing else happens. I am forced to hold down the power button. I have reinstalled around 5 times. Nothing seems to fix the problem. The strange part is that it mainly happens when connected to the Internet. Sometimes it would take around 5 minutes to freeze, but always in a very short amount of time. I noticed that the sound is very strange as well. When playing sound, it sounds robotic and unnatural. It typically will play the sound at a very loud volume, repeated over and over with a metallic sound to it. Also, when not connected to the Internet, it will still freeze. But it will freeze only when attempting to do a task other than just watch the desktop. It will also just immediately move to the BIOS screen, just cutting off whatever was happening before. Before that, however, it will perform very sluggishly, as in a full freeze, then recovery then freeze, so on, so forth. I am at a total loss as to what could be causing this issue. I am almost giving up, but I really need a desktop to use. I know the computer meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 7, and it has a fairly good processor. So if anyone knows what could be happening to this computer, please give me some help.