I'm seeking advice about fixing my mothers computer which keeps pausing.
She has a 3.0 Prescott on a Giga 81875 Ultra with 1024 MB Dual Channel DDR 400. She runs a PATA HDD and a SATA HDD. It has dual LCD monitors with AGP and PCI video. Neither card is anything special, but they dont have to be because its mostly used for non-gaming activities like email and word processing. Nothing is overclocked or overheating. It is Windows XP SP2 with SAV Corporate edition and MS Antispyware. Everything is up to date that I know of.
Individual programs keeps pausing. Sometimes it recovers, other times she's forced to kill the task and reload it. Reloading seems to consistantly fix the problem for at least a whlie. Individual programs pause, while others seem to work okay during the pause. All of the programs she uses pause, but nothing pauses consistantly or as far as I can tell, in response to anything else happening. She uses MS Word, HTML Kit Pro, Notepad, Paint Shop Pro and Outlook Express.
What I've tried already (In no particular order)
Re-installing windows. Windows update. Updated drivers. Monitoring mobo and CPU temperature. Checking CPU load when things stall (interestingly the CPU load isnt at 100%). Updating programs. CPU/MOBO/RAM diagnostic testing. Changing the PCI video card. Checked for spyware/malware. Changing mice. Disabling SAV.
Anyone got any other ideas?