Computer wont boot + freezing

someonesaveme - May 21, 2009 at 02:05 PM
 someonesaveme - May 21, 2009 at 03:05 PM

I have an old refurbished computer, been using it for ages and its been a reliable old mule. Last night I played WoW without issues as I do most nights, normally I leave it on idled forever, but last night I decided to let it take a nap. I restarted this morning with no issue, until about 5 mins in when it froze while surfing the web. I restarted thinking nothing of it, and again it froze while I played WoW, and once again while surfing the web again, sometimes lasting as long as 30mins before freezing. Finally when i went to restart, nothing would load, drives would whirr, fans would spin, lights came on, and my mouse lit up, but backlit keyboard and monitor would not spring to life. Tried a few more times with no luck. After reading another thread on here from DJ A....something I thought I was in the clear, reset the CMOS, erasered the ram pins, dusted stuff out and presto! on it came. for about 10 mins at least when it froze again.... so here I am now, pleading for assistance

Windows XP Home
Pentium 3 2Ghz prossesor
Seagate 40gb HDD
DVDrw drive
CDrw drive
ATI Radeon 9200(AGP)
2 512 Sticks of Ram (unsure what kind)
1 1gb stick of ram (4 slots total, 1 empty)

I know its a piece o junk but im broke atm and unemployed, help me save it!

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May 21, 2009 at 03:05 PM
Update: Got computer to boot... cept now it says cant find boot device.. seems like im headed downhill fast. whats the news tech doctors, can it be cured?