Ok I am having a SERIOUS problem with my PC constantly crashing. The crashing started yesterday morning and since then, my PC has crashed at least 10-15 times which is way too many times. All the crashes have been at random times, and I've noticed it happens whenever I run a program that may take up some of my PC Usage. For example, whenever I try to play a game or run a virus scan, 5 minutes later, my computer just completely crashes. I've noticed that my browsers (IE, Firefox) are the only programs I can run that won't cause my PC to crash. There's no error message when it crashes. All that happens is that my keyboard light, mouse light, and the power light on my PC is frozen on. I have to hold the power button for a good 5-10 seconds for my PC to turn back on. Sometimes if I try and turn my PC on right after it crashes, it won't even turn on. I will have to wait a good minute before it turns on. I already tried a system restore, which suprisingly it completed without crashing, but the crashing continues. I've even tried running a virus scan during "Safe" mode and my PC still crashed, so I can tell this is a serious problem. Can anyone tell me if this is virus related or has my PC just given up on me?? And please tell me if there is any other information I need to provide. Thanks in advance.
Windows XP Home Edition 2002 SP2
Compaq Presario Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz
2.52 GHZ, 512 MB of RAM