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Screen freeze... mouse and Control Alt Delete Still work

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bplantman, Dec 7, 2004.

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  1. bplantman

    bplantman Thread Starter

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    Through out the day, I have my computer on. Many times... whether I am using the computer at that moment, or if I leave and come back later... my screen will be frozen. The mouse moves, but nothing on the screen can be clicked. Also, control alt delete works as well, so I have found that if I go into the applications tab and open a new task and open/refresh "explorer" everything will start working again. So there is a work around, but it gets a little frustrating. Any ideas about why this would be happening?

    I have recently built my computer... Windows XP... this has been hapening for about 1 1/2 weeks now. Thanks!
     
  2. physician

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    Maybe its just hanging up because you leave it sitting so long. Have you thought about letting it go standby when it sits for say ten minutes? Then when you come back and touch the mouse, it picks up right where you left off. To do that, right click anywhere clear on your desktop and select properties, select screensaver,then select power settings, then you can set it to turn off monitor after five or ten minutes, my hard drives are set for never turn off and system you can set for whatever you want, I am set for standby after 15 minutes...doc
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  3. bplantman

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    The standby deal doesn't work... my computer will begin to lock up 10 minutes when I reboot after having shut down for the night.

    I'm not sure what it is though. I know that its not becasue I leave the computer running for too long. I was thinking it possibly had to do with the system settings or the video card itself. Any suggestions?
     
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