|I have a Compaq Presario 4100CA that runs Windows 2000. |
I just started using it not too long ago after it sitting without a hard drive for a long time. At first I put a 4GB hard drive inside it and installed Windows 2000 professional. I also installed an 800MHz Pentium III to replace it's original 850MHz Celeron.
It would hang very often though, without warning. No errors, no sounds, nothing. The hard drive indicator light would stop blinking and I'd have to shut it down manually. It happened mostly when I was downloading things.
I found that a 4GB hard drive was too small, so I found an 80GB hard drive and installed Windows 2000 again. I downloaded the drivers from HP's website. All I really needed to install was the wireless card software, the video driver and the audio driver.
It still randomly hangs, especially when I download stuff. I interchanged the CPU, thinking that it was overheating. I felt inside. It was barely warm. Taking off the heatsink, the CPU wasn't even warm. Anyways, I put the Celeron back inside. It still hangs. No error messages or anything. Just an instant lock up.
I tried interchanging the RAM. Two totally different modules and it still freezes.
I can't figure anything out. Can someone PLEASE help me? I'm getting really desperate as I haven't been able to fix it.