Just recently Counterstrike has been locking up. Actually when it locks up my whole system locks up. Any ideas what is causing this. I know for a fact that my system is not getting too hot. Other facts to help: 1) Recently, made a paging system on my E Drive (a partition off my main hard drive that XP is installed on), since I need it to use Adobe Photoshop. 2) System specs: TBird 1.4, 1024 PC133 SDRam, Abit KT7A-RAID, Geforce 3. 3) All drivers are current. Could the paging system cause the locks cause it is on a seperate partition from the Windows installation? Update: To answer the question above........NO the paging system doesn't cause the crash. I set it to no paging system and CS still locked up on me. Recently I have been hearing a strange nosie from pc. Usually happens when accessing the C Drive. Could it be a bad hard drive?