After that fresh install did you install the motherboard drivers?
Are you networked (any computer sharing going on)?
Is the indexing service running?
Any version of MS Office installed with its own indexing?
You mention - "I just built this computer a few weeks ago and things went quite smoothly until a few days ago. "
WHAT changed between "quite smoothly" and present problem? Any hardware or software added or uninstalled?
Have you any anti-virus application, firewall, anti-malware installed and USED?
Any errors reported in your system or application logs when you look at them in Event Viewer?
Hello, my computer recently has been freezing or getting hung up for a few seconds, then returns back to normal. I just built this computer a few weeks ago and things went quite smoothly until a few days ago.
I am running an AMD X2 5000+
2 GB of RAM
ASUS M24-E Mobo
500gb HDD + 160 GB HDD (Both Sata)
NIDIA GeForce 8600 gt 256mb video card.
D-Link DWA-552 wireless N
All on a fresh install of XP Pro with SP. 2
Things should run smooth, right? Well wrong.
I installed up to date drivers for the video card. No change.
Ran CCleaner (with updates), fixed all errors. No change.
AVG-free (with updates), No threats found.
Any suggestions? I am about out of ideas and getting irritated because it is becoming quite frequent.