I am having random spontaneous restarts, sometimes several times before Windows can be loaded. When Windows DOES load, my Active Desktop has been turned off and Windows sometimes sends me an error report saying it "Recovered from a serious error". If I send the report, it directs me to their page that says the problem is due to my graphics driver. My temps are good, I have all the latest Windows and ATI drivers, and (as per Windows advice) I have changed my Hardware Acceleration in my display settings from Full to None. Yet, still I get restarts. In my Bios, I set my AGP Apperture to 64M, and disabled 8x compatibility and fast write capability...I don't know if any of that matters.
Also, my comp takes a LOT longer to boot up than before this problem and is generally slower. AND, one time my mobo made for loud and distressing beeps when Windows loaded. This problem started less than a week ago, and actually stopped for a few days...coincidentally while I was getting help to rid my computer of some malware. But, today I turned off my PS, put in a 512MB RAM chip identicle to the other one I already had, and the problem came back with a vengeance!! I know how to build computers, and I know I didn't mess anything up physically.
What the [bleep] is going on?! Somebody please help!
P.S. I can't believe I was able to type all this without it restaring!!