Ok.. my machine used to run solid. I'm a power user. So I can't put my finger on where it all went wrong. First off I run an 900mhz amd athalon, asus a7v mb, with a 32 bit asus geefore video card, and 256 megs of micron ram. I have win2k. I THINK I started getting the lock ups when I installed directX 8.1b So I mannaged to uninstall it and go back to directx7. Still I have lock ups. I tend to get the lock ups more when I use win amp and when I use internet exploorer. So I got the latest version of each. Still no change. I've done everything. I've killed all my processes down to the bare minum. Still lock ups. I've installed service pack 3.. didn't do anything accept slow my machine down. I even went as far as to find "registery cleaning" software.. that doesn't do much.
I really NEEED these lock ups to stop. I'm rebooting about 25 times a day. I really DON'T want to reinstall the OS again. Any ideas? HELP!