This can often be the result of an overheating system, especially if you have a brand name system with an AMD CPU in it, because brand name vendors use AMD chips in their lower end systems where they cut corners like crazy to try and make as much of a profit as possible.
Easiest thing to do, is start by removing the case (or one side of the case if it's a tower design) and see if the increased air circulation helps. If it seems to help, but not enough, try having a small fan (a 5-7" fan should do the trick nicely without being too loud) blowing into the exposed portion of the case.
If that doesn't work, you can rule out heat as being an issue and come back here for another round.
Hello all, I have a challenge with my AMD Athlon system freezing up when accessing the internet. I have to shut it down for at least ten minutes or so before trying to log-on again. Maybe after 15 - 35 minutes it will freeze up and I have to reboot in order to shut it down properly.
I have ran several different anti-virus programs, several spyware programs and norton which have not detected any viruses and the spy ware detected deleted. I still have this challenge.
The modem has been changed thinking that was it.
Only when I access the internet, on boot up several times and twice over the last few weeks when doing work w/out the internet. Come to think of it, sometimes when using java chat function also.
Thank you for any ideas just short of throwing out the window!!!
AMD, Win 98SE, 512k ram, 20g hd.