Today, my PC spontaneously crashed, for no reason at all. I was chatting on Chat.hu (uses Java), while working with Text-Osterone (a small program which creates neat effects on a picture), and listened Winamp, when my PC froze. I rebooted, but this time, the computer froze yet again two minutes after it loaded the desktop and everything else. Now I can't even load Safe Mode!!! The PC freezes at the Windows XP statusbar screen, or the welcome screen in Safe Mode. Nothing works, not even the "Last known good configurations" option, I can't do anything.
During every loading, a slight "click" can be heard from inside the PC, and sometimes the PC emits a short, low "beep" when freezing up, if that helps.
Can someone tell me, how can I eradicate this problem once and for all? Here are my system configurations:
AMD Athlon x2 3000 (3 years old)
Gigabyte S motherboard (2 years old)
GeForce GT 220 Gainward (shiny new)
2 GB RAM memory
600 W power supply (shiny new)
The computer clock was working fine, so the motherboard battery shouldn't be the problem. But then...?