My computer locks up at random times. If I turn on a screen saver or use the power management stuff, it locks up within a few minutes of running that. The computer also usually locks up when I'm using it. I haven't found a time range, it seems to vary, but not necessarily with what I'm doing. I can usually slow down the locking up if I turn off my monitor when I leave my comptuer alone for a while (I need to leave it on because I leave FTP and web deamons going). I found this morning that after about four hours of being left alone, my computer locked up. I suspect that it might be the video card. It is a Hercules Thriller (2D/)3D card. I updated the drivers as of this summer, and haven't been able to get to hercules site (www.hercules.com
) for a while now to see if there's anything newer. Is there anything that anyone can think of to help me out?
FYI: I'm running Win 98 (first ed.) on computer with AMD K6/2 333Mhz processor and 160 MB of RAM. There is a PCI network card, the vid card is PCI, and I there's a Sound Blaster AWE64 ISA card in there. I've got a WD HDD on the primary master and an artec 36x CD-ROM as its slave. I wonder if this CD ROM might be trouble as well since I have no drivers for it and can't find a website. There is another HDD on the secondary slave. secondary master is empty. I've upgraded to everything listed here myself since I got this computer, if that helps anything.
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Thanks everyone for your help.