Roughly a week ago my computer was making wheezing and hacking noises when I tried to boot it up in the morning (sounded like it came from one of the fans). I shut it off immediately and tried rebooting, same sound again. I repeated this a couple of times until the fan was running smoothly again, thinking it just needed to warm up or something. And then after that it started freezing. Just like last time, it was completely random too; sometimes it'd freeze after three hours and sometimes after only a few minutes, didn't matter if I was just typing in Notepad or doing something more strenuous.
I used an old systen restore point and cleaned my fans (but they weren't really that dusty), but the problem persisted. And now, when I turn on my computer, it reports an error before starting up; "CPU is unworkable or has been changed. Please recheck - CPU SOFT MENU". Pressing F1 gets it to boot up though, and this additional error doesn't seem to have affected anything.
Checking the event logs during the time of freeze ups reports the following three things:
"The service Splsipnia could not be started because of the following error: The search-path could not be found."
"The service Nsvpismal could not be started because of the following error: The file could not be found."
"The service Moufe39adr could not be started because of the following error: The search-path could not be found."
What I find interesting about this is that "Splsipnia" and "Nsvpismal" showed up the last time I had this problem, but "Moufe39adr" is new.
And that's pretty much it. Do you guys think I should just repeat the final fix that Wannabe1 came up with, or is this a different problem (despite the symptoms being almost identical)? Any input is much appreciated, so thanks in advance. Once again, I'm sorry for requesting help for something that you might already have helped me with once
EDIT: I just realized that I forgot to mention something, that might or might not be important. Roughly two weeks before this freezing problem began, my computer wouldn't recognize my external harddrive when I turned it on to move some files. When I turned it on it told me that the driver couldn't be found and asked me for the CD to install it. This really threw me for a loop cause I've got a lot of important stuff on that harddrive and I got worried that somehow it had all been erased. I searched high and low for the CD, but couldn't find it. I emailed the company that made the harddrive asking if they had the driver for download online or if perhaps I could buy another copy of it. Still no reply though, so I don't know what's going on with that. I doubt it has anything to do with this problem, but I still wanted to mention it just in case
Edited by AnnJS, 19 October 2006 - 03:34 PM.