Can you solve this random hang up?
I have a random freezing problem. Whenever I turn the computer off for hours (like overnight) and I try to start it, it freezes either a) while windows is booting up b) on the XP account screen or c) within minutes of reaching my desktop. This can happen 5 times in a row and I have to force restart many times before it will run without freezing. Once running, it will run for hours and won't freeze again.
Sometimes instead of freezing, I get a blue screen of death telling me that newly installed drivers are causing an instability and it performs a physical memory dump. WTF??!!
Is my HD shot? Its like 4-5 years old. I just bought an external drive and I was planning to use something to dupe my current drive and boot from the new drive to see if it still hangs. Could this be caused by overheating? I don't have a case fan. Or could it really be a driver issue? I am probably going to reformat my HD and see if it still hangs.
Am I going in the right direction? WTF IS GOING ON???!!!