Posted: 10/2/2008 10:02:03 AM
First of all check your CD to see if it needs cleaned or is there any scratches on it.
Second, is this a legal copy of XP or a burnt copy. That is the usual problem with freezups. Although just formating it should freeze up.
Next, open the case up and get the ol' can of air and hit that cpu heatsink and fan hard. Unless you have cleaned it before there probably is a layer of dust on top of the heatsink.
From what you have told me, it sounds more like a hardware problem than a software problem.