maybe a program that is causing the problem....press ctrl alt del and check for any processes that might be causing the cpu to be at 100% and causing hangs
try also to clean out the inside of the computer or leave the cover open
Hi there, there is this pc at work, I just re-loaded windows xp service pac 2 on it, and this computer will just freeze up. Seriously it can be sitting there doing nothing or I will have the video camera program turned on, and for no apparent reason, it will just freeze up, and the only way to get it to work again is to reboot it. I have tried updating the mouse, sound, video drivers - the mouse was acting kinda wierd one day - it just seemed sluggish so I updated the driver for it. The sound driver needed to be updated so I could get rid of the yellow question mark in the hardware profile and that is gone and I thought that fixed it but later that same day, it just froze again. Now there is no set time or anything like that, there are days that it will work perfectly all day and then the next day it will freeze after being on for 20 minutes or less, and there are days that it will work for 4 hours and then freeze.
Here are the specs of the machine: Intel Celeron 1.7 GHZ, 256 MB Ram, NVIDIA RIVA TNT2
thanks in advance for any ideas or help on this.