XP periodically locking up.

Louster

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Okay, this is pretty unusual. Ever since working through the latest batch of MS updates, my XP machine has started randomly locking up. Everything freezes completely, and it then requires a hard reboot.

The only clue I've come across as to what's causing this: if I disable my network connection, the lockups still happen but the machine recovers after 6 or so seconds. I've scanned for viruses and spyware, and, as far as I can tell, am clean. I've also spent some 2 straight days running memtest86 without any errors or lockups.

I'm a little stumped. Any ideas?

Edit: Okay, so that was a little short on detail, but I'm just wondering if anyone's come across anything like this recently.
 

Louster

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Mmm good guess. Marvell Gigabit card onboard my Asus motherboard. I take it there's some issue with this make?
 

Furr

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Strange i've been getting somthing like this lately, well not reboot worthy,xp just seems to stop. Nothing loads of happends, taskman, start etc etc. Then after a while it just starts again... gets really pissing off sometimes.
 

SheepCow

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Not a guess :)

I had this problem after installing a driver update along with the recent XP security patches. I fixed it by not using that network card at all (built into mobo) and using the NVIDIA one instead (also built into mobo). Doesn't happen anymore.
 

TdC

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aha! we must all have the same mobo or something. I was wondering about this. at first I thought it was a stability issue with the 77.77 dets.

silly driver foolishness :eek:
 

Louster

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Incidentally, switching to a different network card did indeed totally fix it, so thanks.
 

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