My Screen Freezes

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My Home PC periodically freezes and it seriously corrupts XP to the point I
have to reformat and reinstall XP to fix. I tried to repair it with the XP
cd, and it ran my processor (60%) and Ram (800 mb) to death after the repair
so I couldn't use it, and then I reformated and reinstalled and everything is
fine again.

When I say freeze I meen no mouse movement and the HD light constantly on,
and I have to hit the power button to make it restart and work again.

I have:

P4 2.6 ghz 400 mhz fsb
2 512 mb 3200 ddr Ram chips
128 Mb Geforce 5700 fx
120 GB Seagate HD
Sony DVD/CDR writer
Excalibur Motherboard with via chipset, USB 2.0 and onboard sound and nic.
I also have a Linksys nic so I can connection share to my laptop.

My personal belief is that I have a bad sector in my RAM, but I figured I
would see if anybody else has any ideas.
 
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Do you have a decent Power Supply? You could download and try
Motherboard Monitor and Memtest.
MM will keep a check on the 3, 5 and 12v line. If you drop too low it
could cause many difficulties. Memtest will do a check of your Ram.
http://mbm.livewiredev.com/download.html
http://www.memtest.org/
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> My Home PC periodically freezes and it seriously corrupts XP to the point
> I
> have to reformat and reinstall XP to fix. I tried to repair it with the XP
> cd, and it ran my processor (60%) and Ram (800 mb) to death after the
> repair
> so I couldn't use it, and then I reformated and reinstalled and everything
> is
> fine again.
>
> When I say freeze I meen no mouse movement and the HD light constantly on,
> and I have to hit the power button to make it restart and work again.
>
> I have:
>
> P4 2.6 ghz 400 mhz fsb
> 2 512 mb 3200 ddr Ram chips
> 128 Mb Geforce 5700 fx
> 120 GB Seagate HD
> Sony DVD/CDR writer
> Excalibur Motherboard with via chipset, USB 2.0 and onboard sound and nic.
> I also have a Linksys nic so I can connection share to my laptop.
>
> My personal belief is that I have a bad sector in my RAM, but I figured I
> would see if anybody else has any ideas.