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orianna

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If I have left the computer on all day, having not used it since bedtime, in the morning, more times than not, it is frozen and most times I cannot shut down unless I just pull the plug. Does anyone know why and how to stop this? Obviously, I should shut down before bedtime, but sometimes, just forget. Thanks!
 

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At what point does it freeze? i.e. after how long? Can you bring up Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del at the same time? What operating system are you using?....XP/Vista....? Have you installed all latest microsoft updates?
 

orianna

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I really don't know to your first question. Sometimes in the evening, I go on to look something up as late as 10 PM-11PM. I have XP, and have tried the C/Alt/Del and it doesn't work...nothing happens. I automatically install updates. When it happens, actually, most all times, I can't even use C/Alt/Del as nothing happens as if the keys don't work, but sometimes, rarely, I can try to X out of a window that's up, it will act as if it's going to close showing the busy icon, but then just stays that way, forever. Any ideas? Thanks for answering.:confused:
 
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Do you have hibernate enabled? What does the bios show for power management standby setting? S1 or S3? What do Power Options call for "Power Schemes".
 
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Try some Virus scans...also could be a heat issue

Does it only do this after being on awhile??
 

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when its been on for a while, at least more consistently then, but this thing just picks times at what seems randomly at any time while browsing etc. I can understand some reasons why everyone may have this issue with busy sites, etc, but it just makes me feel like I need to clean house all the time, and I know that's not the case. I have spent more time unplugging the darn thing than I ever have, and I know that's not good either.

Any more questions? and I do so much appreciate your help. I haven't answered lately because my system was down due to a bad switch (KVM) that needed replacing. Didn't want you all to think I just up and left lol. Thanks
 
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Right starting again, have you checked event viewer?

Look for anything with a Red X or Yellow ! around the time you think it may have locked up.

If you find an error then head over to www.eventid.net and search the Event ID and source.

Then view thew comments to see how others resolved the issue
 

orianna

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Know I've seen it around...checked out Task Mgr, but no cigar....Help plssss
 
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Did you do as I said and have a look in the event viewer? START > RUN > eventvwr > OK
 

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I checked this and found several red and yellow warnings and tried to read more about them. Some is just over my head as far as what to do...some say there is no need to take action, and others get more complicated.

Under Applications: Red: Appl errors, a lot of yellow alerts: Automatic Update scheduler, gusvc, userenv, RED Automatic Live Update Scheduler, 2 more application errors, Red ERROR MsiInsstaller, and a few more Automatic Life Update Schedulers.

Under Security: Sucess Audits with a yellow key..all the same.

System:
Yellow warning - W32 time (13)
Red error- Netlogon (28)
Yellow warning - Tcpip (11)
Red Error: Service Control Manager (2) [ 78 in sequence near end of list.]
Red error: DCOM (2)
Yellow warning: Dhcp (6)


I have to laugh, but I sure hope drudging all this up will be of help; otherwisem you old me a neck rub! lol. Please let me know whacha think! Thanks, Kelly:eek:
 
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