Posted 02 July 2006 - 01:26 PM
Running windows XP Home, Asus MB and Athlon CPU. When I run the computer, the system locks up after anywhere from 5-10 minutes. The CPU temp seems fine, the fans are running at max. There is, however, the faint smell of something that got too hot at one point. When I try to run system restore, it runs for 2-5 minutes but locks up before it can complete the restore. I had a problem with my primary drive last year, I think the little whatz-it in the outside bottom was bad because the disk itself tested as okay, but when I replaced it all my problems went away. Is it possible that the same thing is causing this latest problem?