Hey everybody! First post!
I consider myself a pretty tech-savvy dude, and for the most part I'm able to solve just about any problem that has come up with my computers over the years. This one is kinda weird.
It only happens when I am burning several cds in succession from a disc image with nero (I haven't tested other programs). Anyways, after several cds (there's no consistent number or condition that I have seen to cause this) my computer will appear to freeze- can't move the mouse it doesn't respond etc. Only I noticed that it's not actually 'locking' up completely- it will let up for about 1-2 seconds every 30 seconds or so, process something I've done or update what's going on in some way, and then go back. I tried running the performance monitor just this last time to see if it would give me some clues as to what is causing this.
When it locked though, the performance monitor would just go blank and have total amnesia as to what had happened during the freeze time. From the little bits it did write, I found that the cpu usage was just slammed averaging over 90% maxing at 99.9xx%. I also noticed that the memory's pages/sec appear to be spiking very high as well.
The problem only seems to occur right as it's about to start a new cd, or I think it has also done it just after finishing, not during (maybe once).
system info: amd athlon64 1.8ghz, 2GB ddr400, asus a8n-e mobo, several HDs, plextor cd/dvd-rw drive, win xp pro.
This isn't a huge problem, my system has been stable aside from this issue. What can I do to find out what could be causing the problem? So far, I haven't been able to find a way to snap it out of this, and always resort to restarting.
Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!