My computer has recently started randomly freezing.
Sometimes it freezes just after start up, sometimes once a program is running and sometimes not at all. The problem occurs more frequently when more than one program is running however.
The hard drive was replaced approximately 12 months ago and had been running completely fine until about 1 month ago.
The freezing was happening more frequently when my AVG anti-virus was running however I have since replaced this with Avira and it has made little difference so I do not think the anti-virus is at fault. Once frozen nothing works, I cannot use the mouse or the keyboard and CTRL+ALT+DEL does nothing, I need to do a manual hardware reboot to get the system back.
I am running XP Professional with 1GB RAM (little low on RAM, I know, however as I said the PC has had not had problems before) on a Pentium 4 with 3.0Ghz.
Any help you guys can provide is greatly appreciated.