This morning I left my room for a few minutes and when I came back Windows had frozen. I restarted and it would not make it past the loading screen. A couple of things first (maybe they're important): Yesterday, I asked my PC to hibernate a few times while I did my daily business around the house, between gaming sessions. The last time I set it to hibernate, it gave me an error saying something along the lines of "insufficient memory to do this." I manually restarted and it was okay. Also, my comupter had been connected to the net when it "died" this morning and I'd noticed that my connection (dial-up) was going even slower than usual. Much slower. I haven't gotten any virus pop-ups and my BitDefender firewall has been on the whole time (I think), so I dunno...
Now, my specs are WinXP Pro, BitDefender Anti-Virus, 2 gb of RAM, 250 gb Maxtor SATA II, Athlon 64 x2 4200+, Radeon x850 Pro.
-re-plugging my HDD and RAM
-going into safe mode (restarts after waiting a while)
-playing with my power settings
-hugging my computer and crying
Nothing has worked so far.
My desktop PC is dear to me like nothing else, and I had a lot of stuff on it that I hadn't yet backed up (including gigabytes' and hours' worth of catalogued music and a lot of important text documents). If I have to reformat, then PLEASE tell me how I can back up my files and documents first, if at all possible.
Thank you in advance, Geeks to Go.