Hi. I have a problem with a PC that gives really weird errors.
Here's what it does.. after some time, you start getting some weird errors trying to run even 'run' in the start menu. No apps open or close to, you click on an icon on the desktop and it dissapears. You hit ctrl-shift-esc on the keyboard, taskmgr wont open.. one time outta 20 maybe it will open. But refresh is all screwed up.
It sounds like an infected pc at first, but it's not. Here's the specs of the box:
Antec 300 Case
Asus P7P55D-LE Motherboard
Kingston ValueRAM KVR1333D3N9K2/4G 2 Sticks for 4GB total
Corsair TX 750W Power Supply
OCZ 60GB Summit Series SSD Drive
Asus EAH4350 Ati Video Card
Running Windows XP SP3 updated
I attached a sample screenshot of what it does, well it's a picture taken with a camera since when the box does this, i can't do anything with it. Nothing will run, forget about a proper screenshot in mspaint.
So, i first tought it was graphics card (hardware, or even drivers) related..
So i swapped the Nvidia GT240 that was in the box. Same issues.
Also tought, hey it might be the SSD ! So i used another drive, WD RE3 320GB Sata drive. Same issues.
I ran memtest86+ 4.0 for a few hours. No errors.
Ok, it might be a virus... So i clean installed Windows XP SP3. Same issue.
So i'm stuck with a few things...
PSU, RAM, Motherboard, CPU. I'm honestly clueless on what could be causing this, really. I got 10 years experience in the IT field, and this one has given me a nice headache. It's being used in a corporate environment as well. Very nice.
I'll be replacing the motherboard in a few minutes.. But if anyone has any clues of what could be causing that issue or just have a good pointer, i'd be really happy.
On a side note, the pc can run good for an hour or two.. then it starts crashing. I did a complete XP SP3 reinstall without any stalls or crashes or anything. After 3 hours i finally went into doing something else, leaving Corel Draw X5 installing... When i came back, it errored out and the windows display was messed as i moved the windows. To this point, even the start menu wont display properly. All sounds like a display driver or video card issue.. but then apps wont start.
Sorry for the long first post, had to explain a bit since it's a weird issue i'm having.
Thanks for any help