That thread talks about the problems I was having with my wireless card after I did an LCD inverter repair.
And now, the rest of the story....
I have taken out the wireless card, but the computer is randomly freezing. It's happening inconsistently. I may be able to work for 3 hours doing audio production work, then I go to open something on my firewire drive and it freezes. CTRL +ALT+DEL does nothing. I have to do a hard power off then power back on. I can' really replicate the freeze because it just does it at random times.
When I check my Event Viewer, the only X's I see are PerfNet and PerfLib. I thought these weren't supposed to cause a crash, but the times on the errors coincide with the time the computer freezes.
So now I'm wondering...how can I diagnose if it's a hardware issue? Is there software that can be used? Is there a way to test my RAM, MoBoard, CPU, HD, etc. to see if there is an individual element that's causing the issue?
I would really rather try diagnosing and fixing this rather than taking it somewhere that is just going to go online and do the same problem solving that I can do and charge me $65/hr to do it.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Oh yeah, here are my system specs and what I run regularly for virus/malware stuff.
Acer Aspire 1710
P4 2.8ghz, Northwood MB
1 gb Corsair PC3200
80gb Seagate 7200 rpm
XP SP-1 (because recording software has conflicts with SP-2)
Adaware full scan
Panda full scan
Ewido- running guard and suite
Defrag- about every 2-3 days
Reformatted HD about 2 weeks ago. Problems not fixed.
Thanks for any and all help!!
Edited by jabulani_jonny, 05 July 2005 - 08:56 AM.