|That sounds like an old PC - 5000 model, designed for use with Windows ME Edtn. That system with only 256 MB of ram isn't helping. XP needs at the very least 512 Mb of RAM to run OK, and 1 Gb+ to run well. You are limited as to what you can do with an old system like that though to speed it up. |
It's hard to say what could be going wrong here with the limited information you provided. When something is hanging in power suspension modes, the first thing you should try to do is turn off the power management options to see if that helps. If that helps, you may need a BIOS update. If turning off power management doesn't help, there could be other things going in with your system:
- Is BIOS up to date?
- Is XP up to date on SP3?
- Is system clean of viruses and malware?
- Is all dust & debris cleaned from system case, fans, heat sink, motherboard?
- Is the hard drive healthy (they can be tested with hard drive manufacturers utilities)?
- Is the CD/DVD ROM drive bad?
- Is the motherboard, RAM, or power supply suspect?
Just another stupid saying...