1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

My computer screen keeps freezing and I have to keep turning the computer on and off

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tomherry, Mar 13, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. tomherry

    tomherry Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Hello everyone - I am a new member of the forum and hope that someone reading this might be able to help me with a problem I have with my computer.

    In recent weeks the computer screen keeps freezing with the cursor being replaced by the hour glass symbol. This usually happens after several hours' computer usage - but sometimes it occurs soon after the computer is turned on.

    When this happens, I am unable to log off; the computer on/off button does not work when the screen freezes and I have to turn the computer off at the mains.

    In order to be able to log back into my broadband internet connection I have to turn the computer and and off twice and then on again .

    Sometimes when the computer screen image freezes a message box appears always saying "End programme" (i.e. "End programme - CiceroUIWndFrame" or "End programme - mixer").

    My computer runs on the Windows XP operating system.

    I changed from Internet Explorer browser 6 to 7 yesterday but the problem of the computer screen freezing persists.

    Any helpful advice on this would be much appreciated.
     
  2. techychick

    techychick

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Messages:
    611
    How old is your computer? Have you ever reinstalled your OS?

    What I usually recommend is if your computer is at least a couple of years old and have yet to do a clean install of your Operating System now is the time, especially when it starts acting up =)

    Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/XPClean.htm
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    How to format your hard drive and install Windows XP from scratch
    http://lifehacker.com/software/wind...nd-install-windows-xp-from-scratch-157578.php

    Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)
    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/692810

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice