There is some issue here with drivers or even an out of date BIOS. Can't count the times this is it. But your post doesn't tell the details so share with us the BIOS revision and how you know you have all 10 drivers for XP.
I have built a new computer and of course having problems, I need help. I have Asus P5E3 premium motherboard, Intel QX9650 cpu, Corsair TwinX PCI DDR3 1800 Mhz memory, 2-1024 modules, Asus EN8800GT graphics card, Asus Xonar D2X sound card, WD 300gb VelociRaptor harddrive, and Windows XP Pro. The power supply is a new 1000W unit. I'm using AVG for anti-virus and ThreatFire for all the rest. I have already changed out the motherboard and CPU once, wiped my harddrive clean and restarted once, but still the same thing.
The problem is my computer seems as if it can't think fast enough when an operation is going on. It will lock up and I have to reboot it, sometimes twice. Then it's OK. Even when Microsoft is sending updates, it doesn't seem to recognize it at first, reboot again. I've even had to go back to System Restore a few times for it to work correctly. Sometimes after rebooting, it won't recognize, or open items I have had on my desktop. Reboot again and it will be fine. And, it's not on a specific program or item, it's random. One time it's email, next it I.E., next time it's something else.
Could it be the Corsair memory modules? That's about the only thing I haven't replaced. I can always reboot or use System Restore, but this is ridiculous.