Hi, my second computer (which i use a lot for rendering 3D architectural jobs with 3ds max) is freezing randomly and in the last week is doing it more frequently than ever. It just freezes, the monitor shows the screen as it was, and i can not move the mouse or use any command with the keyboard. The only option is to reboot.
I have checked in EVENT VIEWER, under SYSTEM, but nothing appears that could indicate the problem... no errors that i see. But i can Save a recent one if you think is important...
This started to happen like 3 to 4 months ago, but it was not that common. All i have to do is turn the PC off holding the power button for 10 secs and turn it on again.
The last 2 or 3 weeks it freezes very frequently, and when i restart it, it logs into windows and most of the times it freezes after a few seconds or minutes of login in. Nevertheless, after some attempts, i do manage to get it working, and it does not freezes unless i turn it off and on again, or perhaps after coming back from Sleep or hybernation....
Right now is working...
And this last days, it even freezes at boot... or it takes a long time to log into windows.
I have tested how will the PC behave in VISTA, and for the last 2 days i have it ON with VISTA and it has not had problems freezing. Altough if i restart the PC, it may stuck or take a loong time to boot as mentioned above...
I have not had any message of virus that i remember. I use Microsoft Security Essentials, and Malwarebytes anti Malware.
The computer specs are:
- Dell Inspiron 531
- Dual Boot Windows Vista and XP Pro SP3 32 bit (I only use XP in this PC, and i made this Dual boot many years ago, almost since the beginning because i dont like Vista, but i kept it just in case)
- AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
- 4 Gigs Ram
- Bios 1.0.12 (I just checked DELL´s website and there is a 1.0.13 version, Should i get that?)
I have to many information in that computer, but mostly all my programs and plugins are set up. Right now i am very busy with work and i can not afford to Reformat the computer and install everything again.... I hope there is a solution for this.
I can open Separate questions if you think it can be usefull to address different issues separately. Please let me know.