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I'm LOST, Can someone PLEASE Help ME!

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Hi Folks,
I'm about ready to kill myself. Not really, but itys getting close.
I have a P4-3.2g running WinXP-SP2.

The machine runs GREAT all day, fast, I play Battlefield 2 all night, all's well. HOWEVER,

When I boot in the morning, all's well for about 2-3 hours, then BANG! The PC Freezes.
I can't reboot, it freezes when the little bars are going by on the Xp screen.

I can boot into safe mode fine. The I simply restart out of safe mode to normal boot & all's well again for the rest of the day.

Occasionally, I have to restore the registry from the previous day & it runs great until the next day. Even if I reboot the pc during the day (after playing BF2) it still runs great the rest of the day.

It's ONLY after the PC sits OFF for 4-5 hours then is rebooted that the problem occurs. Then it's fine for 2-3 hours after booting then BANG! Freeze. On two occasions, the PC has auto booted itself for no reason while it was just sitting there, but that hasent happened for a couple weeks.

I have run NAV 2005, Online NAV, TrendMicro Online virus scan, Spybot, Spywareblaster, Adaware & MS antispyware. EVERYTHING is clean...

In my Event System Viewer I have a couple errors but I don't know if it causes the freeze or is a result of the freeze. The errors are:
SFSYNC02 error EventID: 12
(The description for Event ID ( 12 ) in Source ( sfsync02 ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. )

I think these are because I booted into safe mode with no networking.
Remote Access Error EventID: 20106
(Unable to add the interface {5EF1A45C-480F-4C62-9F00-B584C5C4C722} with the Router Manager for the IP protocol. The following error occurred: Cannot complete this function.)

DHCP error EventID: 1002
(The IP address lease for the Network Card with network address 00508DE1F520 has been denied by the DHCP server

This has been going on for a month & I've tried everything including restoring to a point months ago when things ran fine, ran system file checker, etc.

I WOULD GREATLY appreciate any assistance or ideas. Thanks people, if there a solution, I know I can find it here.
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Run WinsockXPFix from here, near top


Then run through these for the freezing

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete, then reboot

When it has loaded to the desktop, click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.

You can check for any improvement now, and then after each step until you have run through them all, if necessary

When it has loaded to the desktop, click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should

If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact

XP Repair

Beyond this, it could be a hardware fault

The next part is optional

Get Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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I would look into the Norton 2005 a a possible culprit in the lock-up (Application-wise); check what external hardware devices are connected, I've seen USB HD problems on boot. What other [Internet]security programs do you have running? firewalls and such..............
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I appreciate the help. I have tried everything mentiones except the Winsock fix & the XP repair. I'll try the winsock fix first.

I have 2 USB & 1 Firewire drives attached but ther remain off all the time until I want to use them. I'll try booting without them attched. if necessary, I'll try the fix.
Thanks again guys.
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OK Peeps, It's all fixed EUREKA!!.

You won't believe what it was. nVidia's drivers.
I have a BFG 6800GT & was running the 77.50 Drivers.

Last month I updated to the 77.77 drivers. After that, I had occasional lockups but no boot problems. Thinking maybe it was a driver issue, I update to the new 81.xx nVidia Drivers. A few days later the PC wouldn't boot. It looks like the TCP/DHCP errors in the Boot Log were just a coincidence. That may have always been there.

After putting in a new Power Supply, to no improvement, I began removing all my drivers & reverting my system back to the way it was in September. As soos as I reverted the Video drivers back to 77.50, the problem went away completely.

I booted just fine this morning & have been running all day with no problems.

I would have never got the relationship between the video drivers & the problems I had. Especially in all the forums, I couldn't find any video issues like I was having with the new drivers.

Anyway, I want to thank all of you for your assistance & time helping me out on this. What a trip. Hope I don't have to do it again for a long time.

Now, if anyone can tell me why I can't run any driver after 77.50 I'd be forever gratful.

My Config:
Processor: Intel P4-3.2Gig
Mobo: Abit IC7-Max3
Mem: 2 Gig (4-256 DIMMS)
Video: BFG 6800GT 256Mg. (77.50)
Sony 52x CD-RW
Pioneer 16x DL-DVD-RW (108)
Firewire Card (2-USB, 2-1394)
Print: HP Photosmart 7960

Sys: WinXP Pro w/SP2
Norton Antivirus

Later All & Thanks again

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Thank You for letting us know

Ask Nvidia about updating the drivers, they used to make a fuss of removing the older ones before updating
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