Pc locks occasionally,black screen dark-blue strange letters

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davephil

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I am occasionally receiving a black screen with dark blue indecipherable letters, after a minute or so, pc re-boots itself.
this is on my 12yr old e-machines legacy pc, winxp, sp3. biostar mobo, 3-yr old 1tb wd hard drive (partitioned c,d,e), non-networked.
ran WD diagnostics, winxp disk checking, and stellar surface scan on the drive - no errors.
downloaded and ran biostar chipset update.
how to determine if it's the mobo, or the hard drive?
have 2 sata ports on mobo, 1 for cdrom, 1 for HD. switched cables, same errors.
the parity error mentions the "IDE" port, I have 2 of these on the mobo, both unused.


Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Disk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 51
Date: 9/15/2020
Time: 7:14:12 PM
User: N/A
Computer: THISCOMPUTER
Description:
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk7\D during a paging operation.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Disk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 11
Date: 9/15/2020
Time: 12:33:43 PM
User: N/A
Computer: THISCOMPUTER
Description:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: atapi
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5
Date: 9/15/2020
Time: 12:33:43 PM
User: N/A
Computer: THISCOMPUTER
Description:
A parity error was detected on \Device\Ide\IdePort0.

thanks!
 
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