Posted on 2000-05-18
My problem is that W2K Pro freezes, in no particular pattern, and the only way to resume activity is to reboot.
I have a SOYO 6BA+ IV motherboard (latest bios). 2 Seagate ata/66 hard drives (C: 18 Gb, D: 30 Gb), both are FAT32. Running 128 Mb DIMM, 100 Mhz. Intel P3 650 Mhz CPU. Have Creative Labs Sound Blaster AWE64, HP CD-Writer 8200i (internal) and a Creative Labs DVD 6 kit. Video card is Voodoo 3 2000.
I've tried removing the 2nd hdd, dvd decoder card & sound card, leaving only the video card. No help, it still freezes on occasion.
Sometimes, PC is fine for hours and never freezes. Other times, it freezes a few minutes after I start. No particular pattern to what software I'm running. Sometime it crashes will on the internet or using some other software. Other times, it freezes even if I haven't started ANY programs.
I originally had W98 SE running & upgrade to W2K, maintaining all my programs.
I tried safe mode but I cant run most of my programs so I really cant test. Leaving it running in Safe mode (without running any software) hasn't caused a crash yet.
No errors in event viewer.
Any help appreciated!