I've been fighting this problem for the last few weeks and it seems to be getting worse. At random times, my monitor screen will go black and about a second later, the hard drive sounds like it is spinning up to speed (like when I just turn it on) but nothing else will happen. The power light stays on and the fan is running, but the only thing I can do is turn it off.
I've tried leaving it off for the day and retrying it in the evening, but it hardly makes it to the starting windows screen. I've entered the BIOS and the settings look OK and it has never shutdown while I'm in there. Out of desperation, I've left it in the BIOS setup for a few hours and Windows seems to stay stable for a little longer.
I've looked at the event viewer and came up with the following:
The TrueVector Internet Monitor service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the TrueVector Internet Monitor service to connect.
I've tried disabling ZA, but the problem continues.
I'm running Win 2k on a Dell Optiplex GX270, P4 2.40 Ghz with 1 GB of RAM. No new softerware. I did install Belkin's Pre-N wireless router for the wife's laptop a few weeks ago, but the problem was occuring before that.
Anybody have any thoughts on how to fix this thing?