Constant XP Lockups and Freezes after XP Reinstall

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goobergo

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Hi Everyone,

My wife was using this computer before me and started to get frequent BSOD's and we were unable to pinpoint the problem so she got a new laptop. I took over this one and am now trying to repair. I have done a completely clean reinstall of XP and yet I am still having issues. Immediately following reinstall cpu began locking up and freezing. It does not BSOD but simply locks up or freezes under normal use and circumstances. I can only get it to even startup(get past the xp boot screen) 25% of the time as it locks up there as well. Often the lock up is accompanied by a generic windows *beep* sound that occasionally sticks until I forcefully shut the cpu down. I am guessing that I am possibly having driver issues but have no clue where to begin. Also, clock can't seem to keep the right time regardless of how often I connect to internet to update. Thanks in advance for the help.
 
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How old is the computer? Just a wild guess here but perhaps some hardware is dying. A previous computer of mine did the same thing and it was beginning to die of old age.
 

goobergo

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fair enough, any suggestions on how to test these or are you speaking of simply replacing them?
 
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