Here's one of my own. I have an old P100 that has worked great for years. I've upgraded the ram from 16mb to 48 mb and upgraded the hard drive from 1gb to 3.2 gb (Fujitsu) The problem I am having is that the computer locks up after being idle for several hours. When I move the mouse the monitor turns on and I can usually run one program(example:netscape, quickbooks) and when I try to shut down that program, the computer locks up. The computer also runs very slow and the hard drive sounds very busy in the program before lock up. I think something is eating up the computers resources while it is on stand by. Any ideas on how to fix this, or is this a natural sign of aging?
Here's some data:
-I run scandisk, cleanup and defrag 1-2 times per month.
-my hard drive is less than half full. I've uninstalled all games.
-monitor shut off, hard drive shut off and system stand by are all set for 15 minutes.(no screensaver). Ive tried setting the hard drive shut off and stand by times to "never" but it didn't help.
-I have no anti-virus software I don't open email I dont recognise.
-once the computer locks up, I have to hit the reset button on the CPU, "shut down": and CTRL-ALT-DELETE wont work.