I get a complete freeze after startup -- not at a consistent point, though. Sometimes it happens when i'm starting up a program. Sometimes out of the blue. Sometimes I get 20 min of use ... sometimes 5 min ...
Everything locks -- nothing responds. (Also, strangely, the NumLock key light goes on.) I can't do a Ctrl-Alt-Del or anything ... have to manually shut down the computer.
I can open in safe mode and things work fine.
Here's what I'm running:
HP Pavilion XT 983
XP Home Edition
SP2 Build 2600
Bios Phoenix 3.06
ANY IDEAS, HELP, SYMPATHY would be greatly appreciated.