Ok, I'm at my wit's end. I have to run a version of Windows, specifically something later than 98SE for the software I run and the things I need to do, but with every freakin' version of XP I've tried, I get the following problem.
About 2 - 3 days after I install XP, and get a few programs on it, it starts randomly locking up. C-A-D won't reboot, nothing. All I can do is hit the reset button to reboot.
Now, I used to have an Nvidia 3D graphics card. I thought that there might be a comflict, so I bought a new graphics card, a Radeon 9000 Pro.
After a few weeks, same problem.
Here's what I'm running:
AMD Duron 1 ghz Processor
VIA Motherboard with AGP slot and onboard modem/sound. The modem is disabled, using the sound.
Radeon 9000 Pro
512 mb RAM (good ram, too.)
Typical cheap NIC
Windows XP with the latest Service Packs/Updates
That's it. I don't have all the doo dads running, not a lot of programs or anything running int he background. I've even tried uninstalling all extraneous programs, still does it. Tried different versions of video and motherboard drivers, still does it.
It doesn't do it during any particular program execution. I can be running Everquest, or Notepad, and it'll happen.
Please, someone tell me there's a cure for this.