I searched the forum for solutions, but it seems that every one with a pc freeze problem is maybe unique?
I have a laptop, Fuji Siemens Amilo pro. It is an Intel(R)CELERON (R) M, processor 1.60GHz, 448MB of Ram. OS is windows xp pro service pack 1, updated to service pack 3. Harddisk 37 GB, With 29 GB free space available.
The pc freezes just after about 5-10 minutes after starting up from cold. Almost no applications are running on it when it freezes, the only thing running may be IE7 and Windows media player and a heat sensor checker. There are about 33 processes running at default. I checked each process out, and they all are legit.
Sometimes, when the pc freeze like this, and I try to boot it up again, the boot-up just go into a neverending loop.
I have to do a repair each time the boot-up loops, using the xp cd, and more than once, I did a clean install as well, after deleting the xp partition, and reload windows xp again on newly created partition, using NTFS.
None of above solved the freezing problem, so I opened up the PC and dusted it out, making sure the HD is firmly in place, the fan is good, and that there are no dirt blocking the air vents.
I downloaded a heat sensor meter to monitor all sensors in real time, and found that when the PC Freeze, the HD temprature is around 35-37 degrees Celsius, memory usage around 49-60%, CPU usage between 0-2%, but the HDD usage suddenly goes up from 0 to 100%, and if it stays at 100% for a couple of seconds, everything freezes.
I would appreciate any comments or advice from anyone.