Hmmmkay, some weird shit is happening to my computer.
I figure it's going to require the seminal format & reinstall when I get back from holiday, but thought i might give it a shot in here anyway.
Well, stuff's been weird for a while now. Random bluescreen crashes (running Windows2000 Pro, so this is a RARE thing indeed!) every now and then, programs getting corrupted, CHKDISK messing up all my music etc....
I got a Pagefile error the other day, but reset it and seemed to have no real remedy to the problem.
Just recently though my computer has ground almost to a halt. Everything is running at about one third of it's normal speed. It's like the RAM has just been taken out... every time I do ANYTHING, the hard disk chugs away at it. Even typing makes the HD active... im even getting lag typing this out!
It's taking 12+ seconds to open Winamp and even when completely idle, the Hard Disk is frantically doing *something* and the Performance Monitor shows the CPU usage bumping around at between 40% and 100% constantly.
WTF IS GOING ON????!!!!!
Any help in this matter before I nuke the bitch would be helpful!
Intel Pentium III 500Mhz.
Intel 440BX 4x AGP Mobo.
nVidia GeForce 2 MX/400 32mb. Driver: nVidia standard v188.8.131.52
Creative SoundBlaster Live! Driver: Creative SBLive2K v184.108.40.206
Windows2000 Professional Version 5.0 Build 2195 (SP2)
2 IDE Hard Disks in 4 Partitions, UDMA enabled, all running FAT32.