Yuppers, back to square one. Atleast we've ruled out a lot of things now though that aren't causing the problem
Those two mystery files are still popping up too. However, checking the event log I see that they came up roughly half an hour ago; but my computer didn't freeze then. Odd
If it truly is the heat, I just think it's odd how sometimes it freezes after just a couple of minutes (and I don't think it can get that hot so fast). And yeah, I've been in the case... I dusted it off a bit too, the day before I posted here, when I was switching my motherboard fan (it had been making some noise so I thought maybe that's what was causing it to freeze).
The Windows firewall I was talking about wasn't the one that came with SP2, but the one that shows up when you go to the control panel, network connections, and then right click on the internet connection and under the advanced tab there is an option for a firewall. That's the one I meant I was running, but if you say I should only have one running then I'll gladly disable that one!
In any case, I better try to go catch some Zs. It's almost 6 AM here and I'm helping my grandma with her weekly shopping at noon tomorrow (er, today I mean). I'm sure you could need a break from this persistant problem too! Nighty night