We got the computer back late yesterday. After 2 hours of fiddling with it I concluded it’s still broken.
Symptoms: Runs for a little bit.. then Internet connection seems to stutter (Ventrilo would stop transmitting but still show as connected.. if I disconnect/reconnect then I could again hear/talk.. but it would stop working without warning).. or the app I’m currently working with locks up. My mouse still moves around the screen and sometimes I can still open other apps. Eventually I can’t get to the start menu. CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn’t bring up anything. Also had a couple BSOD when installing device drivers.
*sigh* Fiancee is taking it back to the shop today.
Problems started when I installed the new hard drive.
Things that haven’t fixed the problem:
– Reinstalled Windows.
– Removed new hard drive and went back to original setup.
– Removed old hard drive and put new windows install onto new hard drive.
– Replaced power supply.
I suspect that either the memory chips or one of the other devices are damaged. Hopefully the shop will get it figured out shortly.