I am not able to run my virus program or any other diagnostic program, as it takes longer to run than my computer will stay un-frozen.
The lock-ups/freezes are not consistent and I haven't installed anything new recently. It could be either hardware or software related at this point. I just need to isolate which category I'm looking at and proceed.
This is frustrating as hell. At least I have my laptop (using it now) to access the internet and to do my class/homework. I will tackle my other computer on the weekend, as I have absolutely no extra time to fiddle, poke, prod, swap, (curse), with my computer. I am a technician Damn it! It will NOT get the better of me. :P
I think the worst part about this is that I know what the possible outcomes are and I have a lot (60 GB worth) of data that will be lost if the worst case scenario happens and I need to wipe out the hard drive and perform a fresh install.
*BIG SIGH* I truly hate when this stuff happens to my OWN equipment. I kind of cringe when I inform clients that all is lost, especially when they have no backups, but when I'm caught practicing the same bad habits of not backing up, I find it hard not to keep telling myself, "I told you so!"