You posted in the hardware forum but revealed only that it might be a Pentium 3 machine. Maybe this is something for the XP Forum to tackle if it's a software issue.
-> XP does have an event viewer, but you didn't share what was in that tool.
Recently upgraded my 1999 Dell with a 120G Hard Drive and added 128 RAM so I now have 256. Bought and installed brand new XP Home with SP2.It's a Pentium III and I'm using Antivir (updated daily), Peerguardian 2 and the Windows firewall. I use Firefox. I also run Adaware, Spybot and Webroots Spysweeper (subscriber).All Clean.
I previously posted this on the XP page but I'm not getting any hits
System has been running fine, very smooth in fact until this past week. When I restart the computer, the Dell screen comes on then the royal blue screen with white lettering flashes and it shuts down again. It will keep doing this. The only way for me to start up is to F8 and click Enable Boot Logging. Windows comes up and the system runs fine. Logging out is hit or miss. Sometimes very slow, sometimes quickly. Obviously there is a conflict somewhere. Where would I begin? Is there something I should change under the set up?
I have had virus' in the past that turned off task manager, locked toolbars, about blank etc. but this was before my upgrades. I have been very careful where I go ie., Cnet, Methlabs, etc.
I can't figure it out.