Windows 2000 freeze-up

Xaos

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After installing Windows 2000 Professional, I was disappointed to find that my system would lock up while surfing the internet. Anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes after engaging my browser, she would just freeze and it would require a cold boot to get her going again. This happened using IE 5, IE 5 service pack, IE 5.5, and even Opera. Every other programs seemed to run fine. I also tried moving to SP1 and SP2, both to no avail. Here are my hardware stats:

AMD TBird 900
Asus A7V MB
256 MB Micron PC133 RAM
SBLive 5.1 MP3+
Hercules Prophet II MX
DirectX 7.1
All the latest video, sound, MB, & BIOS drivers
Cable Modem
3com network card
Maxtor 30 GB ATA 100

I finally gave up and returned to Windows Me where I haven't had any further issues. I know the info I've given is on the sparse side, but any ideas? Is anyone aware of any issues with the A7V board/MX videocard/Windows 2000 running in AGP x4 mode?

Thanks for any assistance/direction/ideas!
 
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Your description is very vague, but it sounds like it might be a BIOS setting problem. Make sure that in your BIOS you the AGP card set UC not USWC. The reason is that I had the same problem with Windows 2000, I have an ASUS A7V133A motherboard.


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its ur network and modem card sharing the same irq......

u have to change it from acpi under computer in device manager to .....standard computer re boot re load some drivers..and it will stop... u cant shut down automatically after that but u will not freeze up
 

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I performed a little experiment, albeit rather unscientific, and found what appears to be the source of my problem. Setting my BIOS to AGP 4X causes IE 5 & 5.5 to freeze my system in both Windows 2000 and Windows ME. Switching this BIOS setting to AGP 2X prevents this from happening. It's no big deal for me to stick with the latter AGP setting, but I am quite curious as to why this seems to be causing an issue in the first place. Any ideas?