This PC is now hanging at the desktop partway through the start up. The post goes Ok, wallpaper & icons come up & a few start programs then hangs. (PC Specs are below) I can use MSCONFIG in SAFE Mode and bring PC up with very minimal drivers but when I start adding progs back it does the hang problem. I can't seem to pinpoint a particular program that is the trouble because it has run with any and all of them in recent attempts.
I have been having probs with this PC & two days ago I popped battery then reformated with wipe drive & fresh install - all went well until windows put some 50 updates on PC then the hang prob started. have heard of some folks getting corrupt patch download - Is this a possibility? I have Adobe CS2 on here & need to get system to run well enough to transfer the Adobe activation (needs internet access) before I do anything drastic with the hard drive.
Any help appreciated.
I have an XP Pro (normally at SP2 - right now pre SP1) PC that I built with Intel Pentium 4 3.00 ghz chip, 2 gb ram, ABIT motherboard, Nvidia video bd, 4 IDE hard drives, Mad Dog DVD burner, LG DVD, Via Bus Master IDE controller, Win XP Promise Ultra 133 TX2 IDE controller (for extra drives), Hauppauge Win TV 878/9 WDM TV card, Broadxent DSI v.92 modem (not generally used), Ethernet card, USB 2.0, etc. It has a big power supply 570W, and about 7 cooling fans including ram coolers & chip cooler (kinda noisy but cool). In a tall server case. running EZ Armour suite by CA and Spydoctor. Am running Adobe CS2, MS office 2003, Dreamweaver 3, Nero burning SW.