Okay, for the past month or so, my PC has been, well... not a happy camper.
I'll be happily surfing the net or playing GTA VC (not putting a huge load on the system at all) when it'll just restart for no apparent reason.
But I have auto-reboot on errors disabled.
Another thing I should mention is the monitor stays on standby after the reboot most of the time.
So I'm forced to do a cold boot to get things running again.
Other times, the system will just freeze up, even if there's nothing running - idle at the desktop, playing a game or surfing the net - it makes no difference.
I've just reformatted and reinstalled XP and SP2.
I've got all the latest drivers and flashed the BIOS.
I've run memtest86 through multiple passes (using standard tests) and the RAM came up clean, but I'm not entirely convinced.
So, after much troubleshooting, I'm fairly sure it's not a software issue, so my prime suspects are, in order:
I've only seen a couple of BSODs, and both times they were very corrupted.
Here's an example
After much hunting around, I found it says
And the file that threw the error is called win32k.sys
I've googled the above info and found this on the MS knowledge base: KB329293
I tried to follow the directions KB329293 provided, but this damned comp can't even make it into safe mode - the driver list scrolls up the screen, then it just freezes - every time!
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
Jetway V266B Mobo
Gigabyte ATI Radeon 9200SE
If you need more info, just ask.
Any opinions advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.