After this, I did NOT get the "unstable system" warnings, nor was the SP3 update in my add/remove programs for me to undo anything it had already done. I -believe- that the installer wasn't even getting far enough to actually change anything before freezing.
After this, I gave up on SP3 because I didn't feel like reformatting my windows. I wanted to try a freebie MMO, and on trying to install that, my system locked up during the installation.
I am NOT getting BSOD's.
At this point, my computer freezes randomly. I'd like to fix it, but I'm not sure of the source of the problem, so I don't know where to start. Could it be Malware? Could the sheer number of things I have installed/uninstalled (yes, I do it a lot) contribute to the problem? Do I start with a windows repair and see if that helps? I'm concerned about windows repair because my XP CD is a really old one, and I don't know if it can be "too" old. Plus, do I need to save my product key from my current install or get a new one (I actually lost the sticker that had it on it).
One thing I did try already was to go back to a restore point prior to doing the SP3 install. That didn't seem to fix anything.
What should I do?
Edited by Mandolin Bee, 23 July 2008 - 06:20 PM.