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Compaq w/Windows XP hangs and beeps...

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Hello all,

I am fixing a friend's computer and it is a Compaq Presario Desktop Model #: SR1520NX running Windows XP and there seems to be a problem when I start up and particularly if I start opening windows or I click on an icon, it won't do anything. The mouse will move the cursor around for a period of 30 seconds, then a beep and then everything hangs. The only way to start up is by completely shutting down and booting back up which, from experience, tends to cause more problems by way of the OS and the hard drive. Some other system specs include 512MB ram, 120 Gig HD, AMD Sempron, DVD/CD drive, smart card reader, and everything else seems to be rudimentary with the board. Is this an OS problem or is it a hardware problem.

Thank you for your help.

enobus1971
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Intel Pentium 4 CPU P4P800 256 + 128 Dual graphics 1.5 GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB Int, 160GB Ext Windows XP Dual Monitor Micro Innovations 
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160GB Int, 160GB Ext Windows XP Dual Monitor Micro Innovations 
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Does Windows remain up or does the screen go blank when it beeps?
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Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. C Windows X Samsung T240HD 
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Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. C Windows X Samsung T240HD 
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Windows still remains up.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium 4 CPU P4P800 256 + 128 Dual graphics 1.5 GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB Int, 160GB Ext Windows XP Dual Monitor Micro Innovations 
PowerCaseMouse
Vantec 520 watt ATX Form factor Mirco Innovations 
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(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium 4 CPU P4P800 256 + 128 Dual graphics 1.5 GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB Int, 160GB Ext Windows XP Dual Monitor Micro Innovations 
PowerCaseMouse
Vantec 520 watt ATX Form factor Mirco Innovations 
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