BIOS and freezing issue
Dell Dimension 3000, purchased 11/2004
I started having a problem with everything freezing and thought I may have a virus. Then I wiped the hard drive clean, got rid of windows and downloaded linux antix. After having the computer on on for an hour and half it started freezing again. Being that I still had the original power supply I took it out and installed a new one. The only time it freezes is when I play videos and full screen.
Also sometimes when I start up the bios won't run and all I get is a blank screen.
I ran linux with a knoppix cd to bypass the hard drive and had the same issue so I don't see how the hard drive could be the issue. Seems like it could be an issue with the motherboard or the processor. This computer has an integrated video card.