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I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

I have a homebuilt PC that has worked rock solid for 2 years, and I had to reinstall the OS and wanted to start off with a clean hard drive.

The specs are: 2.0GHz P4, Shuttle 43N MoBo, 512MB RAM, CD and DVD drive, printer and Wireless G connect via USB. OS: WinXP Home SP2

So, the situation is this: I'll be going along surfing, or using MS Word, or playing solitare and the thing just freezes. Mouse doesn't move, my USB wireless connection goes dark as if it has lost power, nothing happens.

It is getting really rather annoying.

I have made certain I have upto date drivers for everything. Windows Update has been run until the cows come home. I've tried unplugging the printer, and wireless adapter, etc. And it still freezes up. I'm at a total loss.

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Hi and welcome to TSF

Having the latest drivers and windows updates is not always an assurance of running problem free and if there is a conflict between newer drivers then the answer is to run the older ones. This download might help you with identifying any driver conflicts:-

http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/

If you go to Start>Run and type msconfig>Enter you will be able to halt some of the software that runs in the background which may help in diagnosing the issue - switch off as much of the non-essential programs as you can and then reintroduce them to see if any difference occurs - this program will help with identification:-

http://www.absolutestartup.com/startup/index.php

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petercj said:
Hi and welcome to TSF

Having the latest drivers and windows updates is not always an assurance of running problem free and if there is a conflict between newer drivers then the answer is to run the older ones. This download might help you with identifying any driver conflicts:-

http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/

Peter
Thanks for the welcome! I ran the taskmanager thing, and whilst I didn't buy the full version it didn't show any thing odd. It showed 6 processes and 8 drivers running that were not of the OS, and only 1 potentially problematic service. There was nothing mentioned about conflicting drivers. Would the full version give me a better idea or show potentially conflicting drivers?


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