|Installed fresh copy of XP and computer is freezing?|
This is a common issue recently with freshly installed copies of XP. InfoWorld had an article on it Nov 13, 2013.
If you are able to right click on the blue taskbar at the bottom of the screen and select Task Manager, you may be able to observe SVCHOST using 100% of CPU.
Windows XP update locks machines with SVCHOST redlined at 100%: Fix it with KB 2879017
My way of getting past this on a clean copy of XP is to install KB2879017, or simply turn on automatic updates and let the machine install all updates and reboot. The process will take longer on a single core processor like Pentium 4.
I just worked on a machine today and did a clean install of XP, can confirm the problem still as of today. I've observed it about 5 times in the last week on various machines, all clean XP installs.
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