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Here is my problem, and you guys are my last hope. My computer constantly freezes, and then often reboots... if not, I have to manually reboot it (Cont./Alt./Delete doesn't work). It has gotten worse, where now the computer won't even stay on more than a couple of minutes. No rhyme or reason to it. Happens when I'm checking email, happens when I'm in Word, happens when I'm looking something up on the Internet. No warning, just poof, it's frozen... then I wait a second or two to see if it's going to reboot.
When it reboots, I get the "Serious Error" screen. I thought it was always the same two files, but they are not exactly the same. Here are the last three. It's always two files and one is always a dmp file and the other is always a xml file. But they do appear a little different each time:
What I've done:
Malware-antimalware or something like that
Had McAfee on, but uninstalled and switched to AVG 8.0 Free
What's interesting is that when I start it up on Safe Mode (or Safe Mode with Networking), it works fine. In fact, that's how I'm even on it now. No problems at all. I'm no tech, but it's just weird to me that in Safe Mode it works fine, but not in regular mode. Keep in mind that whatever I'm asked to do, it will be in Safe Mode unless you specify otherwise.
It's a Compax Presario with Intel Celeron Processor. 512 MB Ram. Running Windows XP SP3.
My wife says I have until this weekend to either fix this thing or buy a new one. Help please!