HELP!! Windows XP Freezing
Ok, here's the sit. I'm quite computer competent, and i've tried everything, from disabling on-board stuff in the bios, pulling various cards out, formatting, reinstalling, updates vs no updates, etc. and my system still freezes randomly.
Athlon 64 280+
1024 MB Crucial RAM
NVidia geforce 6200
SB Live Plat. 5.1
Generic Firewire card
Linksys Ethernet & Wireless card
The only thing I have installed is Digidesign Pro Tools LE.
I've got the latest drivers from Nvidia (i've also run all versions in between the one that came on the disc and the current version)
The system just randomly seems to lock up, it generally occurs when i'm running Pro Tools, but considering that is all i use the computer for these days, its more of a coincidence than anything.
My computer is kept offline, my network cards aren't even installed right now. So viruses aren't an option. the system has been wiped clean, full formats, multiple times, using multiple variations of cards in different sockets, and i still get the same random freezing. Now last night, I thought it may have been the HD so I replaced that with a spare i had sitting around. i re-did everything again, and was able to run pro tools running full steam, using plugins while recording, making adjustments, and recorded for 25 min. then stopped and opened up a new file and worked on that for another 15 and it was perfect. normally the system locks up anywhere between the 16-20 min. mark. so this was a breakthrough.
I hooked up the system to my parents network, using the onboard ethernet, just to get windows updated with service packs so i can install my seagate 250GB HD. and after installing the final update and restarting, i walked away. upon returning, mind you no programs are running beyond basic system files, the computer was locked up. the temp's are fine. usually never exceeds 115 *F, but usually hangs anywhere between 85-108. I've run out of ideas.