About a month ago, my computer started freezing (completely non-responsive). It started happening when Windows Media Player was running. I googled, found that USB problems can cause that. Remembered that my Logitech USB webcam had recently updated, and wasn't working properly, so uninstalled it. Did not resolve. Tried to reinstall, get error. Remains uninstalled. Freezing began happening at random, could find no common program running at each freeze. Remebered my USB multi-function printer had been giving me trouble, uninstalled, could not reinstall driver for one function (error shown in Device Manager). IT at brother could not resolve. Blamed problem on Windows. Printer remains uninstalled. Did not resolve.
Googled more, came here, posted HJT log and dss log, look clean, so referred here with the guess that it's hardware; PSU or motherboard.
More about the freezing...some days I have no trouble whatsoever, some days it will freeze dozens of times. Sometimes it freezes even before Windows can finish start up. It seems to freeze the most (repeatedly...12 times in a row) while I'm trying to run a scan (of any sort...McAfee, spybot, AVG...whatever). And it seems (what do I know?) that the longer I leave it off, the longer it will stay on the next time. So that makes sense to me as far as overheating goes. BUT...sometimes I can leave it on all day, do my work, use the internet, yadda yadda, and it won't freeze at all. So I don't really get it.
Again, sorry for the blathering. Any recommendations?
OH...forgot to tell you, I did take it in to a shop, and they could find nothing wrong except that one of my RAM sticks was bad, and that that could be causing it, so we replaced that RAM, and obviously still not resolved.
Edited by posytoesie, 27 January 2008 - 01:53 PM.