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Newly install Win XP, freeze up when on any menu

I'm trying to help a friend that have:
Pentium 3 - 2.4ghz, 256mb memory, 32mb VGA Asus. 20gb HD.

Newly Installed Windows XP-Pro ... Nothing else have been install..

Its a stand alone PC, Not connected to Internet.

Problem:

When I open Windows Explorer , Tools, Options.. It freeze..

When I run Outlook Express, Tools Options ... it freeze

Sometime, when I click Start, All programs... it also freeze...

And I could might as well say that clicking any sub menu.. it freeze...


Question:
What causing such problem? and how to fix it?

Someone said that they suspect the Hardware...
I already replace the Hard disk, and also try other memory module... still freeze up.


Thank You for any information or Idea..

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(NT) (NT) No Error/warning in Event viewer

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Are you sure the computer is compatible with XP?

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Is it a Pentium 3 or 4? Did you get new drivers for the hardware?

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The PC is running XP for more than a year...

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without any problem, until lastweek... after checking everything (antivirus, spyware/adware, online scan.. everything came back clean).. I reformat and reinstall and found out the same problem... Changed memory, changed HD, changed VGA... same problem...

Later On today, I will change the Motherboard.

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