I am using Windows XP Pro on a Dell Inspiron 7500, 512 Mb RAM. I am running
Novell Client 4.83, with all updates.
Apparently at random, my computer will freeze. The mouse will not move, the
keyboard does not respond, and it appears that the system has hung. I get
no blue screen, just a completely locked up computer. It does not appear to
have anything to do with the programs running at the time, because it
happens with different things running.
Can anyone point me in the right direction to investigate this problem? I
have checked the error log file, and nothing appears there. In order to
restart, I have to do a hard reboot. I have run Dell's diagnostic utilities
on the computer, and it comes back with no errors.
One last bit of information that may be pertinant is the if I run Symantec
Disk Doctor, I get an error saying that there is a problem with the
"security descriptors", and that I must run scandisk upon restart to fix
this problem. If I do this, after scandisk fixes the problem the computer
will not boot. I have to use system restore to go back to the previous
Any help will be greatly appreciated!