I'm trying to diagnose a rather mysterious problem. Perhaps one of you fine gentleman would be of assistance...
Every once in a while, my computer seems to freeze every 3 minutes for about 1 minute.
It's so hard to diagnose, because obviously I can't use task manager to check what services are running while the computer is frozen. Also, it doesn't do this every time, but only occasionally. A reboot usually fixes it.
I'm going to run AVG, but my last scan was clean.
Also, I don't know if it's related, but every once in a while, the system will reboot by itself after first logging into window upon the initial boot sequence.
Maybe a power surge or something could be causing this? I've got a reliable UPS, I think...
My thoughts: New HD? I've tried defragging the HD, and didn't seem to help. My HD is about 7 yrs old.
I was actually thinking of buying an external HD and backing up, then doing a HD swap and seeing if it helps.