strange screen after 24 hrs


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wyadvd

Hi there!

I leave my computer on most of the time, as it is a de facto media
server for the rest of the house.


Very often if it has been on for longer than 24 hrs without a restart ,

the screen goes "strange" ; all titles disappear from icons on the
desktop, the start button seems to migrate to the top left on the
screen, and the mouse illicits only very erratic responses from the
desktop. cntrl alt del does not show the task manager, although files
on the computer can be browsed from elsewhere on the network. And there

appears to incoming traffic on the router from azureus. I am able to
do a proper shut down by pressing the on off button, which is
configured to shut down windows. On restart the screen is normal
again, which suggests to me that it is not a video card overheat
becasue it is normally good for another day or two before it happens
again.
There are no lines or dots on the screen.


Next time it happens I will take a photo of the screen as the screen
dump will not work when this happens.
would very much appreciate help on this one as it obviously
compromises this sytems usefulness as a stable "server".


please find below details of my hardware setup from sandra:


SiSoftware Sandra


System
Host Name : Domain :
Processor
Model : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Speed : 3.01GHz
Performance Rating : PR3308 (estimated)
Cores per Processor : 1 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 1 Unit(s)
Internal Data Cache : 16kB Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way set, 64 byte
line size
L2 On-board Cache : 1MB ECC Synchronous, ATC, 8-way set, 64 byte line
size, 2 lines per sector


Mainboard
Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
MP Support : 1 Processor(s)
MP APIC : Yes
System BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG
Mainboard : http://www.abit.com.tw/ IC7-MAX3(Intel i875P-ICH5)
Total Memory : 2GB DDR-SDRAM


Chipset 1
Model : Abit Computer Corp 82875P,E7210 Memory Controller Hub
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 200MHz (800MHz data rate)
Total Memory : 2GB DDR-SDRAM
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 200MHz (400MHz data rate)


Video System
Monitor/Panel : Plug and Play Monitor
Adapter : RADEON 9250 - Secondary
Adapter : RADEON 9250
Imaging Device : Hewlett-Packard Scanjet 5400C


Physical Storage Devices
Removable Drive : Floppy disk drive
Hard Disk : Maxtor 6L300S0 (279GB)
Hard Disk : Maxtor 6V080E0 (76GB)
CD-ROM/DVD : SONY DVD-ROM DDU1615 (CD 40X Rd) (DVD 5X Rd)
CD-ROM/DVD : TEAC CD-W58E (CD 32X Rd, 8X Wr)
CD-ROM/DVD : AE3705A YIX527J SCSI CdRom Device (CD 32X Rd) (DVD 4X Rd)
CD-ROM/DVD : AE3705A YIX527J SCSI CdRom Device (CD 32X Rd) (DVD 4X Rd)
CD-ROM/DVD : NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 SCSI CdRom Device (CD 32X Rd) (DVD 4X Rd)

CD-ROM/DVD : NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 SCSI CdRom Device (CD 32X Rd) (DVD 4X Rd)



Logical Storage Devices
1.44MB 3.5" (A:) : N/A
Os and apps (C:) : 76GB (66GB, 86% Free Space) (NTFS)
New volume (D:) : 5.3GB (2.2GB, 42% Free Space) (FAT32)
CD-ROM/DVD (E:) : N/A
CD-ROM/DVD (F:) : N/A
CD-ROM/DVD (G:) : N/A
Data (H:) : 260GB (182GB, 70% Free Space) (NTFS)
CD-ROM/DVD (I:) : N/A
CD-ROM/DVD (J:) : N/A
Vista (K:) : 14GB (14GB, 100% Free Space) (NTFS)
CD-ROM/DVD (L:) : N/A


Peripherals
Serial/Parallel Port(s) : 2 COM / 1 LPT
USB Controller/Hub : Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller -
24D2
USB Controller/Hub : Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller -
24D4
USB Controller/Hub : Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller -
24D7
USB Controller/Hub : Intel(R) 82801EB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller -
24DD
USB Controller/Hub : Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller -
24DE
USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
USB Controller/Hub : USB Composite Device
FireWire/1394 Controller/Hub : Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE
1394 Host Controller
Keyboard : Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Keyboard : HID Keyboard Device
Mouse : PS/2 Compatible Mouse
Mouse : HID-compliant mouse
Human Interface : HID-compliant device
Human Interface : HID-compliant consumer control device
Human Interface : USB Human Interface Device
Human Interface : USB Human Interface Device
Human Interface : USB Human Interface Device


MultiMedia Device(s)
Device : Realtek AC'97 Audio


Printers and Faxes
Model : HP LaserJet 6P


Power Management
AC Line Status : On-Line


Operating System(s)
Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP/2002 Professional (Win32 x86)
5.01.2600 (Service Pack 2)


Network Services
Adapter : Intel(R) PRO/1000 CT Network Connection


Performance Tips
Tip 2546 : Large memory modules should be ECC/Parity.
Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for
more information about the tip.
 
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K

Kardon Coupé

You have a firewall on your machine? you have any AntiVirus on your machine?
Have you run any spyware software on your machine to check there is nothing
lying around? Does this happen if you leave your bitTorrent client turned
off for 24 hours? does this happen if your not connected to the internet for
24 hours (by just leaving your machine on) but still having bitTorrent
client running?
 

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