|I run Windows XP on a custom computer, with a Nvidia motherboard, a GeForce Video card, an AMD athelon processor and two hard drives each Seagates 160 GB. (Someone else put this computer together for me, sorry if this information is wrong) |
About one month ago, my computer began to lock up and restart. My screen would freeze and "snow" would run across the screen. No keyboard commands would work, I had to restart it. Also, it would restart at random intervals.
I reinstalled the video drivers, but it still had the same problem. I even plugged the monitor into the port on the motherboard instead of the video card, but that didn't work either.
Also, the computer would shut off sometimes. No warning, no "Logging off" or "Shutting down" screen, it would just turn off.
As far as I can tell, these two errors have nothing to do with each other...They do not happen at the same time, but just in case, I placed them together.
Someone told me to check the event logs, and when I did, I had one error that happened before the computer "froze" Source Code nv Event Number 108 "The driver nv4_disp for the display device \Device\Video0 got stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicates a problem with the device itself or with the device driver programming the hardware incorrectly. Please check with your hardware device vendor for any driver updates."
I do not find any errors or events in the Event Viewer after the computer shuts down.
I am sorry if this is confusing.