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24-Jan-2009, 08:01 AM #1
Solved: Picasa 3 Freezes Up
Three to four minutes into using Picasa 3, the mouse and cursor freeze up. The freeze is so bad, I can't even ctrl-alt-del out of it. Instead, I have to reboot by hitting the button on the computer.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled Picasa 3 three times, but I get the same problem each time.
I've also looked all thru the Picasa forums, but found nothing about this.

I'm running WinXP Pro; I've kept up with all the Windows updates; and Secunia says all my other programs are totally updated.

Any/all help would be appreciated.
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24-Jan-2009, 12:54 PM #2
Still Freezing Up
I just tried upgrading to Picasa 3.1, installed the program and it's still freezing up.
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24-Jan-2009, 02:15 PM #3
We need specific information to help answer your question so would you please repost this with appropriate answers to the questions that pertain to your problem, so we can better help you fix your problem quickly.

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27-Jan-2009, 05:27 PM #4
What Rich said... I would suspect maybe a video driver. Have you tried any other photo-viewing or editing software?
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30-Jan-2009, 06:52 PM #5
Soundy,

Well, son of a gun. You hit the nail on the head. I upgraded my video drivers and voila - problem fixed. MANY thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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30-Jan-2009, 07:43 PM #6
Great why not mark this "solved" in the first post.
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