Originally posted by garsbaby: while on the internet my system locks up. it doesn't lockup when not on the internet. it started when i put in a dvd drive& cable modem.
This just a guess; Go into the bios and assign an IRQ to VGA(if available). Then reset ESCD configuration data. I'm assuming you're using software as the decorder so the DVD uses the Vid card. Actually try this first, go into System properties, under Performance. Click on Graphics and move slider to None. Let me know what happens.
does the mouse remain active during the lockup? or does the system completely freeze? if it is a complete freeze this probably won't help. The case that I had the dvd and the NIC were sharing one Input/Output range that only seemed to cause a problem when recieving udp traffic. I just ended up removing the NIC and installing the latest drivers and reinstalling direct x and all was good.
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