Could be spyware,adware,etc. Another reason would be the low amount of ram.
Sorry in advance for the length...
I couldn't really think of a good title to describe my problem, but that's as good as it could be, I guess. Anyway, I've been doing a great deal of work on the hardware for my computer this summer, but I've been as careful as I can be. The problems started around when I added a modem and installed SP2 for WinXP. I turn the computer on, and at some point, it decides it doesn't want to work anymore. Then, it just freezes up, and I cannot do anything, except reset - which sometimes doesn't work until I disconnect the power, wait till it all drains out, then plug it back up and set to work. It's not the hard drive, because I put in a brand-new hard drive, and besides; it even locks up in BIOS sometimes. Various things make me think it might be the power supply, but then again, I don't know - I still am learning about computer hardware.
PSU: Antec 300W
Processor: Intel P4 (I think), 1.8 GHz
RAM: Kingston DIMM (?) 256 MB
[PCI]Audio: Astron/Ensoniq/AudioPCI (Not sure - says all three)
[AGP]Video: Some sort of AGP card with added S-Video support (Don't seem any names...)
Case: It says MB on the front.
HDD: Western Digital 200 GB
DVD: Lite-ON DVD +/- RW
CD: LG CD-RW
I also added an extra fan.
Any clue what could be up with this?
Also, what's up with the 20 pin AND 4 pin connectors that plug into the motherboard from the PSU? I've seen 20 pin connectors, as well as 24, but never 20 + 4 (two separate connections).