New to the forums, came here hoping to find some much needed help. My comp has been getting frequent blue screens and restarts and I am stumped on what to do next (I have tried everything my limited knowledge of computers has led me to trying). To my knowledge all of the important drivers are updated, except BIOS. The problem I have been having (for months now) happens mostly when playing 3D games such as World of Warcraft and Elder Scrolls Oblivion. But it is now happening even when I am not playing games. I actually got a blue screen 10 minutes ago while I was typing all of my system info on this post and lost all my work
. Cannot wait for the day I get rid of these blue screens, errors, restarts. I beg you all for help.
Problem: PC either (a) locks up - freezes while playing game, can hear the music playing in an infinate loop from where it froze. (b) Restarts on its own (no blue screen). (c) Blue screen and a restart. (d) Random error causing game to shut off.
What I have tried: Updated most of the drivers: Radeon 9800, Sound Card, Nvidia chipset drivers.
Virus/Adware: I have Panda Titanium Anti-virus running on my comp, don't think that the problem could be virus/adware related.
Now for my system info (used EVEREST this time
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack: Service Pack 2
Directx: 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
CPU Type: AMD Athlon XP, 2166 MHz (13 x 167) 2700+
Motherboard Name: Shuttle AN35(N) Ultra (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chipset: nVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400
System Memory: 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type: Award (12/05/03)
Video Adapter: RADEON 9800 PRO - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter: RADEON 9800 PRO (128 MB)
3D Accelerator: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (R350)
Monitor: Philips 107E5 (GS4) [17" CRT] (CX 051865)
Audio Adapter: IC Ensemble Envy24 Audio Controller
Audio Adapter: nVIDIA MCP2 - Audio Codec Interface
IDE Controller: NVIDIA nForce2 ATA Controller
Floppy Drive: Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive: WDC WD800JB-00FMA0 (74 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive: ST320014A (20 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive: SONY DVD-ROM DDU1613 (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status: OK
C: (NTFS): 76308 MB (45663 MB free)
D: (NTFS): 9085 MB (3467 MB free)
Total Size: 93.2 GB (48.0 GB free)
Network Adapter: NVIDIA nForce Networking
Someone save me!