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Print Screen Locks My PC

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by threelefts, Oct 30, 2007.

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  1. threelefts

    threelefts Thread Starter

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    If I hit the print screen key to take a screen shot. Not matter what I'm doing (looking at the desktop or playing WoW), my computer instantly freezes and you can not do ANYTHING but power it off and reboot.

    This seems to have happened after I upgraded my RAM to 4GB (added 2 more 1GB sticks of the EXACT same RAM I was using), but I'm not entirely sure that's the problem (though I have been having a bunch of problems getting Vista to recognize it all, which I have learned is basically impossible).

    So if anyone has any idea as to what I can do to fix this, PLEASE share, as I am a graphic designer and often take screen shots (have been using the Snipping Tool lately which seems to work ok).

    I guess I'll have to pull out the extra RAM and test it. But it still seems really weird!

    Thanks,
    Dave

    P.S.
    I'm running the 32 bit Vista Home Edition. :)
     
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    Take one gig ram out..you may have too much for your machine! Also, you can use
    Faststone Capture Version 5.8 2007-10-05 http://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm (Don't click on the $19.95 to get lifetime license)
     
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  4. threelefts

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    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

    I had all the links saved on Newegg from each item I bought. It's the same stuff. :)
     
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