For nearly a week my laptop has been freezing randomly. When it freezes all I can do is move the mouse or shut down the laptop by holding the power button. I cannot even open windows task manager. Sometimes while the computer is freezing, it will make a beeping sound. It can freeze at any time, I don't even have to be running a program; I could even be away from the computer and it could freeze. I tried running windows diagnostics, running a virus scan, literally cleaning the fan, monitoring the temperature, deleting a bunch of programs I don't need, maintenance like defragmenting, updating all my drivers, reformatting the hard drive but all of these things didn't work. This freezing has been going for weeks. On the day my laptop started freezing I remember installing a new bios after downloading it on dell at this link: http://support.dell.com/support/dow...mID=INS_PNT_E1405&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid= My OS is windows XP. I also remember downloading and installing a lot of other drivers on that site, could it be because I installed them in the wrong order? Here is some information about that on dell: http://support.dell.com/support/top...river_install_order?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~lt=print Or could it be because the WAN miniport IPX (#2) is not working? What can I do to stop the freezing?