Why do I keep getting an error message that says you have performed a illegal operation and will shut down?

Question

My computer keeps freezing up once I have been online for 30 minutes or so. Then, it says that this program has performed an illegal action and will be shut down. I will only be on ebay. How can I be performed an illegal action? What is going on? This has been going on for about a week or so.

Answer

This question was answered on March 3, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When the illegal operation error always happens at the same point, it could be a software/driver bug or file corruption If it seems completely random, it's more likely to be a hardware problem

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 3, 2003