There have also been occasions where the freeze occurs and the error message is dhcp "IP address lease denied"
Not sure if these two are related. Research of similar problems indicate it may be a drive problem. The only error messages I have seen that are drive related are Disk and ftdisk warnings - "System failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur" and "error detected on device during a paging operation". These are directed at my SATA storage drive, not the IDE OS drive.
Regarding the ability to set up RAID on this MB, since I am running my OS on an IDE drive and only using the SATA connection as a secondary storage drive, do I need the Onboard Promise Controller enabled in the BIOS?
One thing I think I need to do is clean up my registry, but have never attempted anything like that. I also need to clean up some unused games on the computer my kids have outgrown.
So, this seems a bit confusing, but this is all the information I have so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated.