I have a computer which has a Pentium 4, 2.6Ghz processor, 1Gb of DDR RAM, and a 120Gb Hard drive. The computer is one I bought from the website www.omni-data.co.uk which no longer seems to be working. I have used it fine for 3 years and suddenly, it has developed a fault. The fault is that it suddenly freezes. I cannot press control, alt or del to close any program. Pressing the Caps Lock or NumLock buttons don't turn on any lights. The whole thing just freezes without warning, and normally when I am doing more than one thing at once. It does this every single time I turn the computer on, and the amount of time it takes to freeze varies between 30 seconds and 10 minutes, but even if I do nothing, it still freezes eventually. I have run Ad-Aware and Spybot and it found nothing. A virus scan found nothing. I replaced the power supply to a higher wattage one, and the problems remained. I replaced both my 512Mb RAM sticks with 2 new ones, and the problem is still there, and if anything, is getting worse. I reinstalled Windows completely and it didnt freeze during the reinstallation process but when everything was set up again, it froze after a few minutes, despite me attaching no hardware devices except the mouse and keyboard.
I am running out of possible solutions so any advice would be appreciated. I am running Windows XP Home, and applied Service Pack 1, but not 2, because I cannot connect to the internet for long enough to download it, nor can I load it from a CD because it freezes during the installation process.
What do you suggest?