The main cause of computer problems (no offense meant here) is user caused.
In my opinion -
The most common cause is viruses and spyware.
Next is not keeping current on updates
Next is preventive maintenance
Next is incorrectly installed software/hardware (didn't RTFM - my biggest problem)
Next is corrupted drivers (usually caused by the one above this)
A final problem, and one that's not seen too often, is overcleaning of the system. It has caused many problems for me in the past! I've used many, many registry cleaners - and every one of them has caused errors at one time or another on my system. And, IMO, system cleaners are more dangerous.
Now, it's not the cleaner itself that's the problem (in my case), it's my desire to eliminate every last vestige of anything that isn't needed or wanted on my system. When trying to do this, I'd eventually make a mistake - and down the system would go!
(and, of course, since I "knew what I was doing" I didn't back anything up!).
OK - we can presume that it's not Windows - and it's not viruses or spyware.
So, it's most likely drivers or hardware. Here's a bunch of stuff to help you check some stuff out:
1) Run one of these floppy based memory testers (run it for at least 2 hours - overnight is better. If you hit any errors - go ahead and stop the test):http://www.simmtester.com/page/products/doc/download.asphttp://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asphttp://www.memtest.org/http://www.memtest86.com/
2) Download and install this free utility to monitor your temperatures and the SMART status of your hard drive: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
Let us know your temps and hard drive status.
3) Go to this link and check your Event Viewer according to the instructions there: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/
For a more detailed description of the error message - visit this thread for a picture and comments: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...ndpost&p=243670
Then, post the description of the errors back here so that we can have a look see.
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