Hi all, first time poster so take it easy on me eh! :)
We have a pc that my partners' brother kindly gave us about 10 months ago (it is Tiny though), he's an avid gamer and wanted something better.
The PC is as follows (from CPUZ):
Intel P4 3.4GHz socket 478mPGA
Pheonix Technologies BIOS
First International Computer m/b model# P4M-800M
Windows XP home edition (SP2)
The problem started about two months ago. Once every few weeks the pc would hang when on windows; surfing or just sitting idle. The pc was uncontrollable (crt/alt/del did nothing). This has now become much more prevalent, and now the pc can also hang on the xp splash screen or the welcome screen. It boots fine into safe mode and runs for days and doesn't play up. Sometimes it will load ok, and run for 5 seconds to ? minutes, but always hangs eventually.
This is what I've tried so far (from advice given previously on this site):
- Tried new RAM
- Disabled all boot programs
- Run scandisk (OK - fixed a couple of things, but did not help)
I am waiting for the original windows xp for this pc (if it can be found) and the xp pro I have is older than the home version, so I can not attempt a repair via that.
Can anyone offer any other suggestions? Getting a bit frustrated here!
Many thanks in advance