This is something that I've never experienced before on any of my XP machines. It just so happens that this issue is on my oldest machine (approaching 10 years).
Basically the entire operating system comes to a halt and the screen remains frozen. I can't CTRL+ALT+DEL for the Task Manager, and the mouse remains frozen in the last position it was in. I just want to stress that this happens after a few minutes... what could that mean?
I want to go into Safe Mode but I don't know what I can do to in there to help me (I'm not that advanced).
Some additional information:
-Running with latest updates and have an updated anti-virus suite (though might be an update or two behind).
-The last System Restore point only goes back about a week and using it didn't help.
-There is no error message at all.
Thanks for any help!