|Right for the hd have you scanned it for errors? Because maybe some of the sectors on the hd are bad. (the sectors that partition d reads and writes from) and for the cpu I don't know alot about dual core processors but it could be that the cpu could be overheating maybe? So you may need to look at the temperatures of the cpu in Everast Home (Do a google search) Or I in another program. Also you may need to do is update the bios because it may be conflicting with the cpu or something otherwise you may need to replace it.|
Thanks Scuzzy Wuzzy.
I also have a Dell Dimension 8100 with normal xp sp3,1.5ghz P4,120GB hd,1GB,dvd-rom and cd-rw(also floppy drive and a ATI Radeon 9200 agp graphics card)