Usually, this problem occurs when I am executing one or more of the following: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, ITunes, PCTV Vision [a television card for the PC], or MSN Explorer with Verizon. [Not all at the same time, but occasionally one or two are running simultaneously.]
I have a Compaq Presario system with an additional slave hard drive and a recently replaced power supply/fan. I'm running Windows XP, and McAfee Personal Firewall and Antivirus. I am, however, concerned because I am currently at college and I know that new viruses often spread easily through college networks. I don't know if a virus would do this to my computer, but perhaps someone has heard of my computer's symptoms and knows what might be causing it... Also, last week my father and I erased the hard drive and started over from our original system boot disks. It unfortunately did not fix the problem. I have also tried to disable any extraneous unfamiliar processes using the Task Manager [i do know which ones NOT to close. ]. This did not affect the problem either. I am shocked that I was able to use my computer for the amount of time needed to write this message.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.. final papers are approaching!
Please let me know if you need any additional information. Thank you SO much.
Edited by raqr, 30 March 2006 - 05:52 PM.