This is one of those difficult ones to diagnose as it can be hardware or software, primarily drivers. Hardware suspects would be:
1.) Memory, which you have ruled out already
2.) Power supply
3.) CPU temp.
Software suspects would be:
1.) Driver for video card
2.) Driver for NIC
3.) Could be other drivers, but the first two are the most common.
If this were my system, I would start with the driver issue as there is no cost involved, just time. If this didn't resolve the issue, I would open the system, clean (blow) out the power supply and fans, and restart. If the problem goes away, well the answer is obvious, you were dealing with a heat/dust issue. If it returns, but runs much longer, I would either replace the cpu fan or clean and reapply the thermal compound between the CPU and fan assembly. These are all simple and cheap things that can be done to help isolate the problem. A can of compressed air is approx. 5-5 bucks. A new fan would be around 15 bucks, and thermal compound is quite cheap also. Hopefully either the driver issue or one of these hardware tips will restore your system to 100% functionality. Please post back and let us know how you made out. Best of luck.
Been gettin it a lot lately. Here are some of my specs ...
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
GeForce 3 Ti200 AGP 4x
512MB DDR RAM
I hope that's enough.
Anyways, it's been giving me messages like:
or sometimes nothing at all ...
and it points to these files as the problem (on seperate occasions):
One deals with the graphics card, another the sound driver, and yet another the virus scanner.
I've brought it to a PC repair shop but they thought the problem was the RAM sticks. Some diagnositics program they ran indicated so and I replaced it. But the same problems creeped right back.
I'm gonna bring it back there, but I have no way to get there until Monday and I would love to just fix this problem now.
Maybe it's the motherboard or the harddrive? The fans are all working, I'm pretty sure the computer is cool enough, and all the drivers are as updated as can be. Memtest86 has already been run on this computer with no errors, and as far as I can tell, it's virus free.
So now what?