Hello techs I have a very strange and frustrating issue. I have a computer that has been built from parts from new egg. With a few exceptions. I have an hp case which is stock and came with the original computer and a stock P4 3.0ghz processor. Everything else is new. This is what i bought from new egg...
ASUS P5K-VM LGA 775 Intel G33 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - RetailModel #:P5K-VMItem #:N82E16813131187
1 x Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Hanns·G HW-191DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - RetailModel #:HW-191DPBItem #:N82E16824254005
1 x Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail
1 x Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX Power Supply - Retail
I am using onboard video from the Asus board. I put everything together and installed XP S2 and worked great for a month. Then started getting lots of errors like recovered from serious error and it would automatically run chkdsk and restore lots of information. Sometimes it would start up and not be able to run any program files...couldn't find them but if i restart the computer it will work perfectly for like a day. I wiped the hard drive and reinstalled it and it would never last for more than two days. I would either give me the blue screen of death saying DRIVER errors or just freeze and not ever load windows. At times it would be in a continuous loop. It would come to the boot screen where you can choose normal boot or safe mode and no matter what selection you choose it will restart.
Once I saw the driver issue i started looking at the driver cd i put in and it was the Asus motherboard CD which in fact said VISTA DRIVERS ONLY. So i screwed up...wiped the drive put XP SP2 back on the system let it alone for three days with NOTHING installed. No drivers no software no internet. Worked ok for three days. Went to asus's website to download the drivers for that particular board for XP and still seemed to work. Put office 2003 on there and it restarted unexpectedly in the middle of install. But i blew it off and kept installing stuff. I installed and updated AVG then over night had windows updates installing. I wake up the next morning it is frozen on the screen saver. I restart and it wont boot up to xp AGAIN. I am at my wits end. Sorry for all the information I just wanted it to be clear and show all the things i have done. I have ran mem86 to test both memory sticks. I have ran a western digital hard drive scan to test the hard drive and neither came up with ANY problems. My trouble is it worked perfectly for 1 month with the vista drivers and everything.
Please if anyone can provide any information I will be so thankful. I don't mind reinstalling xp and formatting. Just let me know what i can try or do so i can start making some progress on this computer. Any help or thoughts is much appreciated. I thought I would throw this in just so everyone knows. I was also suspicious of heat because the place where the computer has been setup had no ac. Although after taking it to my house for 2 weeks the house was never any hotter than 80. If this could still be an issue please let me know. I will take anything i can get please. Pass this around or whatever. I need YOUR help. Thanks
EDIT: I have posted this topic on other forums please read for updated info at...
New built computer FREEZES please help!! - Computer Forums