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When Left Idle, Screen Goes Blank & Everything Becomes Unresponsive

Q: When Left Idle, Screen Goes Blank & Everything Becomes Unresponsive

Hi, guys.

I'm new here, and I have a strange problem. I don't know if it's my OS, my video card, or whatever. Hopefully, you guys will be able to tell me . . .

When I leave my PC idle for about 30 minutes, the screen goes black and stays that way as if the PC has crashed. I move the mouse about and hit the keys on the keyboard, but nothing works: the screen just stays black. In fact, even the little lights on the keyboard (e.g., the Caps Lock light) don't work. Everything just dies.

Whenever this weird crash thingy happens, I have to reboot my PC, after which everything starts to work again. It happens every time I leave the PC idle. It also happened once when I tried to play a video.

I've had the PC for a few years. It's never done this before. The problem's not being caused by any settings.

My OS is XP Pro, and I'm using Service Pack 3. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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A: When Left Idle, Screen Goes Blank & Everything Becomes Unresponsive

Any ideas, guys?

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I have a nice new P72 with the Xeon E-2176M and Quadro P4200 Max-Q. An almost daily issue that I have been having with it is that it becomes unresponsive after the timeout to lock the machine and turn off the display. This is a work machine with a required 10 minute display timeout to lock the machine, so I will frequently return to my desk to find that I have to do a hard-reset by holding the power button. The issue has occurred mostly with my external displays connected (2 x Dell U2413, mDP to first one, then DP pass-through to the second), but seems to also occur with just the internal display. I'd say that this happens 25% of the time after the screen goes blank after timeout. Hibernation and sleep are disabled. Unplugging & replugging the mDP plug does nothing, turning the monitors on and off via their power buttons will restore display maybe 20% of the time, the keyboard and mouse do nothing, Fn+Sleep does nothing, the HDD activity light blinks away randomly like it is busy accessing something, and the only fix is to hold the power button to force a reboot.

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For some reason my screen goes into the "enter admin password" mode when left idle.

How can I make that stop? I get the reason for it, say if you worked in an office and don't want anyone to use your computer when your away, but this is a home computer.

Thanks in advance..........

A:Screen goes into lock mode when left idle

You either have the logon screen enabled when the screen saver starts, or you have a password required when resuming from sleep or hibernation. Sleep/hibernation is handled in the power settings: Power options -> System settings -> Password protection on wakeup.

I'm assuming you know how to turn on/turn off your screen saver.

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This began about six months ago. I picked up my laptop and it was unresponsive and the red logo lights was blinking. I forced shutdown with the power button and restarted it. When it was back on I could get power but no data transfer from any usb ports, the touch screen didn't work, and if i let it sleep it automatically went unresponsive with the same error light. I checked for viruses. None. I updated all possible drivers. Nothing. I even restored my computer to factory settings and reinstalled windows. Nada. I use it heavily for school, so I haven't had time to send it in for warranty. One day, I turned it on and everything worked again. Wonderful. A couple days later I opened it and it was back to its previous state. PLEASE HELP

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Greetings all,

I'm having a problem I haven't encountered before. My computer will boot up Windows XP as normal, then after 1-2 minutes the screen will go blank and will not respond (must manually turn off power switch), although CPU fans and power are still running.

Rebooting is also problematic, as often the lights turn on, but there's no HD activity, BIOS beep, etc. Will only boot every 5th or 7th time, which it does successfully, only to go blank and unresponsive again after a minute or two.

I've tried booting in Safe Mode and have the same problem.

Any suggestions? I take it this would be a hardware problem?


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I'm trying to figure out my friends PC issue so I'm going to do some tests but I figured I'd post and see if anyone had any input on what it might be, I believe it could be faulty hardware but I'm gonna try to figure out what possibly..
- Computer is new, about 1 month old
-Windows 7
-If left idle and turned back on, it can stay on for about 15 - 30 minutes until the screen goes black and needs to be shut down again, goes into this screen
-Computer was running and had music playing, screen went black again and music was still playing in the background. So it's a display issue, but the monitor is fine working on another computer
-Says makes like an electrical noise before the screen goes black, mouse won't move

If any suggestions that'd be helpful, thanks

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This first happened yesterday (I've had the same hardware configuration for years, though I had to replace the HDD and reinstall Windows a couple of weeks ago), and it happed 4 or 5 times. Today it has already happened twice.When it happens, the first thing I notice is that the onscreen graphics become slightly corrupted, and the system becomes unresponsive. The mouse pointer freezes sometimes, and sometimes it doesn't (it sometimes turns into an hour glass icon either way). After perhaps 10 seconds, but sometimes as long as a minute or so, the screen goes blank for a few seconds (i.e., the monitor turns off because it loses the video signal completely), and then the video signal comes back and everything is normal again until it happens again a couple/few hours later.The last time it happened, I pressed the print screen button during the corrupted graphics phase, but I also took a picture of the screen with a camera because I didn't know if the print screen function would even work while that was going on. Once it straightened itself out, I found that it did save a screen shot to the clipboard, but the graphics were totally corrupted in the screenshot (far more so than what I was seeing on the screen at the time) - link. And this is what the screen actually looked like - link.I'm not seeing anything that seems to be relevant in Event Viewer. Last night I saw two of these in Event Viewer/System:And they coincided with the latest incident at the time, but it ha... Read more

A:Problem with Windows becoming unresponsive and screen going blank

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Here is my system info:
Product name: HP ENVY23 TouchSmart All-in-One PC
model no: 23-d027c
product no: H3Z81AA#ABA
serial no:[Personal Information Removed]
operating system: Windows 8, 64 bit
memory: 8GB RAM
I have the following two problems that seem related.  I searched the message board to see if anyone had a similar problem, and have found a few like this one, http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/TouchSmart-PC-e-g-Windows-8/Quit-responding/td-p/2417939, which no solution has been found for yet, or others that do not have a clear solution or am not sure if it's the same problem.
1. I walk up to the computer after not using it for a while, and find the screen is on, but has gone blank / black.  I can see the mouse cursor and it will move around responding to the mouse.  The touch screen will show a spot where I touch the screen.  But I cannot get anything else to happen, the screen just stays blank.  Alt-tab will not bring up a running program and Ctrl-alt-del is unresponsive.  I cannot get to the Start Screen, nor can I get to the utility functions (power, setttings, etc.) on the right side of the screen.  The only thing I can do at this point is to turn off the computer and turn it back on.  After I do that, the computer works again.  However, this is happening almost every day now.   I thought this might be caused by either the screen saver or the energy saving options (dim screen, or turn off sc... Read more

A:screen goes blank or programs unresponsive Envy TouchSmart

Hello ok_computer?           Thank you for providing your computer's information. I my self am not familer with windows 8. Before we begin can you please check your warranty status? All HP computers come with a one year waranty some even come with a two year waranty. Looks from detail information you provided it is Memory Card went bad or the Hard Drive. HP Technical Support will tell you to preform these dianostic proceedures.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03408309=http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03561456Both parts you can install your self versus sending it in for HP to repair. You will have a better ideal ounce these are performed. Thank you. frrw

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Hi. Just a few days ago, I purchase a 14.5 inch wide Lenovo IdeaPad 100s. I also own a TEAC Screen/Monitor, which I connect them together with a HDMI cord to have dual monitors. Recently, while I was playing a game on my computer, my screen just flashed white, and stayed white, but my other monitor (which I have them to be extended for more room) was completely responsive. I turned off my computer by holding down the power button until the charging and power button were both off, then switched it back on. Instead, the computer appeared to be on (the power and charging lights were switched on) but the screen was just blank and black and my dual monitor (the TEAC television) acted as my one and only monitor. I logged on and went to my settings, to check if there were any signs of my laptop screen working, but there wasn't it only said my TEAC monitor was the only screen I had. Any help of what I can do?  (NOTE: I use Windows 10)

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I've a new thinkpad P50 with windows 10. Sometimes, after leaving the laptop idle for a minute or so, the screen shows the last displayed application/image before leaving the laptop idle. There's no taskbar shown and any keys doesn't work. It's just shows a frozen screen and neither the touchpad nor any key board key work. I have to keep the power button pressed unill it's turned off completely and restart again. Following are the things I did to resolve the issue: * Updated Bios. Updated all softwares.* Checked the errors with HardDisk. But the issue isn't fixed. Please provide suggestions. Thanks in advance. 

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Whenever I leave the computer idle for a short period of time the screen goes blank/white. The only way to get control again is to reboot/rsestart. This feature used to work by screen going blank until I touched a key where it would come back to what was on screen before. I think I must have selected something in the settings incorrectly. I am using Windows 7 and either Google Chrome, Internet Explored or Firefox. This is an HP Pavilion lap top computer.

A:Screen goes blank/white when idle.

Did you go into the power options and change any settings?

What's the model number and part/product number(P/N) of that HP Pavilion laptop?


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Yesterday evening, my Z50 had been working normally. I put it on stanby over night, but it was running this morning (with the lid closed). I have observed this behavior on multiple occasions, so I wasn't worried. It seems that Windows sometimes wakes laptops in standby to update overnight. In any case, opening the lid, no image appeared. I closed the lid, computer did not go into standby. So I shut it down and rebooted it by prolongued pressure on the power button. Screen remained blank. Did this a few times, no change. External Monitor is not getting HDMI signal at any stage. Keyboard is unresponsive (caps-lock and num-lock LEDS do not toggle). In fact the only way I can even tell it's running is because the power led is lit and the fan is working. Oh, and it gives a single sharp beep when I plug the power in or out (both ways produce the same beep). That's the only reaction I could get from it. Things I tried, all without any effect whatsoever:Running only on PSU without battery. Running on different PSU without battery.Running on battery without PSU.Unplugging PSU, removing battery, holding power button pressed for a minute, putting battery back in, booting.Booting using the NOVO button. Can't see any way for the usual household remedies like system restore or BIOS reset, as for all I can tell the fan is the only thing even running in there.Currently just leaving it running to drain the battery, but I don't really see what that could accomplish. Yesterd... Read more

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My system: (almost 3 years old)
Toshiba Satellite a200 - 1.73 GHz,
Windows Visa Home Premium (32 bit),
2gb Ram, Nvidia gforce Go 7300.

Problem :
Whenever my computer is idle (as no applications are running and neither is the processor light blinking as it normally does when some program is running) the screen turns Black. The power lights (including wifi) still remains on so the laptop doesnt 'shut down' but it doesn't respond either - like it locks itself. Iv to manually hold the power button for a few seconds and switch it off.

Solutions tried and didnt work:
- Toshiba tech support worked on the mother board - said its completely fine (Wasted $60)
- Formatted the entire system to check if the problem was not due to Windows Vista Updates (since problem seem to arise only after Updates were last installed)
- Also did the dusting of the fan to check if the problem is not due to over heating (the fan is working completely fine)
- Put the screen savor ans screen turn off time to 'Never' - didnt help
- Tried to run just on AC power (no battery attached) to check if the problem persists, but of no use.

Cannot really boil down to any particular problem. And after doing all these.. the laptop still goes BLANK after some idle time (time duration varies). Sometimes even while booting the screen goes blank (hardly 20% of the times though)

I would like to believe that its my Nvidia graphic card causing problems. Replacing which would be a huge amount.

Any ... Read more

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I have installed Word 2007, the problem I have is that when I want to type something the blank page always appears to the left of my screen. This is frustating me as I like to type with the page in the middle of the screen. How do I correct this?


A:Blank Page is to the left of my screen

Try to open a blank page. Maximize it and save it. The next page should open in the same way.

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Hello, my Toshiba laptop (windows XP) has just recently crashed (I'm using my sister's computer now). I will try to explain this in as much detail as I can as I know it helps. I was on the internet and then my computer froze, my mouse wasn't moving, Ctrl+Alt+Delete wasn't working, Escape wasn't working. I couldn't do anything, so I switched it off manually. Then, I waited about 10 seconds and then turned it on. The Toshiba logo appeared as normal but then, instead of loading windows, it loaded a black screen and a flashing cursor was in the top-left corner. I couldn't type or anything. So again, I turned my computer off manually and then on again, and the Toshiba logo appeared, then I noticed on the bottom of the screen, it said something like: Press F2 for setup or F12 for boot device setup. So, first I tried pressing F2 (setup), this didn't help, it just said please wait at the bottom and then loaded a black screen. So, I turned off my computer manually again and then turned it on, this time I pressed F12. It loaded a menu with three options:

I tried all of them and it just came up with a black screen.
My mother phoned some computer tech support helpline (thetechguys.com) and told them, they just told her to try and get into setup (F2) but she told them that it wasn't working and they said that it was probably a problem with a computer part and that she should take it in for repair but it would cost ?2... Read more

A:Blank screen with flashing cursor in the top left.

Have you tried to boot into safe mode? You'll need to find out what key does this (maybe f8) and try at startup. pahoo31

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I have a Dell laptop Inspiron 8500 that I used extensively for work. 2ghz cpu P4m, 2gig ram, 160gig hitachi HD.

A couple of times in the past few months it has occasionally came up with only a flashing cursor in the top left. Now it does it once a week at least. I've cannot boot into safe mode. The bios seetings seem ok. I can only boot from a bootable ISO CD.

To workaround so far, when this happens: I remove the laptop drive then use anouther computer to read the drive using a usb to mini IDE adapter to read off my recent work, I run the Hitachi factory tests for this drive via bootable ISO: It always passes fine. The drive reads fine too.
Then I use "Acronis True Image home" to restore the drive back to the last backup( which I do 2 weekly now because of this ) It takes 3hours to restore the image, and then I copy back my recent work , and all works fine for about a week.

I bought "ASO advanced Sytem Optimizer" and cleaned up the registry, and defragged the drive using "AShampoo Magic Defreg". I was excited because I thought it was a registry problem or fragmentation issue.

It worked fine all week and seems faster even. I was happy.

Today it did the same no-boot thing when I when to to boot up. Blank screen with flashing cursor in the top left.

It really seems like something is killing either the registry, mbr, or bootloader on powerdown.

I'm running the Dell diags disk and it all passes. I can boot and restore ... Read more

A:Blank screen with flashing cursor in the top left

Lee Studley's solution.

02.15.2008 at 08:38PM MST, ID: 20907996

******SOLUTION******:This website and faq pretty much sums up what I've been experiencing.

current hypothesis is the 137gig limit in the bios, in coordination
with the XP SP2's ability to go above 137gigs. Using acronis I was able
to transfer upgrade( awhile back ) from an 80gig drive to this 160gig
drive. All was well until these issues popped up. I think as the drive
utililization grew, I started having problems with my bios's lack of
LBA48( >137 gig ) support. It's almost like I'm getting address
aliasing/wrap around problems after the drive started filling up. For
the Inspiron 8500 there is no bios yet that handles LBA48 correctly, so
I downsized my partition to 100gigs using Disk Manager and all seems to
be well so far. If you search on this problem, it seems it's common on
a lot of laptops that were made before 2004 and/or people not updating
their bios. I've not heard this solution, so I hope it gets
investigated more. I welcome comments on this !! -Lee

******SOLUTION******:This website and faq pretty much sums up what I've been experiencing.

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Need help..my computer will not boot up ,,,all i get is that it detects the hardware then the flashing cursor on the top left side of screen. NO windows logo. I have read the other similar posts but for some reason i can not get into safe mode. I have an old asus a7v8x-mx motherboard with a amd 2100. I have reformatted another harddrive i had laying around and it works great with the computer so that eliminates everything but the harddrive i originally had in there. i want the information on that harddrive so reformatting that one is out of the question. I have the operating system disk , i was thinking of repairing it but i am not sure??????Any help will do Thanks

A:flashing cursor top left side of blank screen

Install your old hard "damaged" drive as a Slave. Use you reformatted drive as master and boot the OS from it. Then see if you can read your Slave drive and get what you need off it.

If not then at least you can run some dignostics from your master and see if you can get the corrupted one working.

Good luck


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Product name: HP G62 Notebook PCProduct number: XG960UA#ABAOperating system: Vista I am not getting an error message or any message whatsoever. My computer was fine all day long til it started running a little slow, so I decided to restart it. When I restarted it, it acted like it was going to start up then it went to a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner. I have tried restoring the computer back to factory settings but there is no option for that when I press F10.

A:Blank Screen with Blinking Cursor in Left Corner....

Hi, Shut down the notebook. Tap away at f11 as you start the notebook to see if this will launch Recovery Manager? Regards, DP-K

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I have a blinking curson on upper left of black screen preventing the computer from booting

A:Re: Blank Screen with Blinking Cursor in Left Corner....

Hi @Taton, Welcome to the HP Forum!  It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience on the HP forum, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide. First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. What is your product or model number? HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number? What operating system are you running?  I grasp that on startup you get a blank screen with a blinking cursor. Here is a link to HP Notebook PCs - Computer Starts but Screen Remains Blank (Windows 10, 8)  that I hope will help. Should you require further assistance, please provide your model and your operating system. If a post helps you, inspires you, provides fresh insight, or teaches you something new, please consider clicking the "Thumbs Up" on that post. Should this resolve your issue, please click "Accepted Solution" to help other visitors and member alike to find what worked for you.

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Home edition on a HP dv4 series laptop. Couple of days back I was browsing through a website suddenly the the windows was shutdown. I assumed it was some virus work

When I try to restart windows it is taking me upto the HP boot options then I get a blank screen with a cursor at the top left corner.

The following did not work,
1) Booting via the recovery disk
2) Booting via recovery hard disk
3) I created a USB boot with Ubuntu and even the USB is not getting detected.

I dunno what happened to the PC whether its the work of a virus or bios issue. Please Help

A:Windows 7 Not Booting - blank screen with a cursor at the top left corner

Did you change the bios to boot from the USB or disk before the hard drive?

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Was wondering if anyone could help?
The problem is my windows vista home will not load to the login page. it all started when my computer would not shut down. as it wouldnt i pressed the off button left it for a couple of mins and turned it back on again. it came up saying that there was a problem and i selected to have it automatically fix the problem. it said it could take a few times for it to work. on the second try it said it could not fix the problem and gave option send message to windows.pressed ok,came up to remove any cd or camera connections. i had my phone charger connected which i removed and restarted,where it then had the option of loading windows normally which i did. the loading bar came up at the bottom and disappeared a few seconds later leaving me with a blank black page.i re-did this again but selected the safe mode this time and still it did the same thing. i do not get why it has gone like this because i only use the internet and word and update my computer when it needs be. i am no good with computers and feel hopeless on how to fix this as i have only had this computer for literally a couple of months!

A:does not load to login page. left with blank black screen.

Originally Posted by rebecca033

Was wondering if anyone could help?
The problem is my windows vista home will not load to the login page. it all started when my computer would not shut down. as it wouldnt i pressed the off button left it for a couple of mins and turned it back on again. it came up saying that there was a problem and i selected to have it automatically fix the problem. it said it could take a few times for it to work. on the second try it said it could not fix the problem and gave option send message to windows.pressed ok,came up to remove any cd or camera connections. i had my phone charger connected which i removed and restarted,where it then had the option of loading windows normally which i did. the loading bar came up at the bottom and disappeared a few seconds later leaving me with a blank black page.i re-did this again but selected the safe mode this time and still it did the same thing. i do not get why it has gone like this because i only use the internet and word and update my computer when it needs be. i am no good with computers and feel hopeless on how to fix this as i have only had this computer for literally a couple of months!

Hi Rebecca,

Welcome to the forum.

Have a look here and maybe follow some of the links;
System Recovery Options

The tutorials are well written and easy to follow.

Should this be of no help you also have the choice of having your PC repaired under warranty you just need to take it back ... Read more

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Hello , my computer won't start up to windows . I do not have the cd to restore my computer . I have a compaq windows xp computer . I believe it has to do something with a program called norton ghost that I was running , it froze so I restarted the computer and I chose to start windows normally . The blank screen then came up with the blinking cursor on the top left corner . Is there any possible way I can fix this problem myself ?

A:Blank black screen with blinking cursor at top left corner

Norton Ghost is a Clone/Imaging software to clone your existing HDD to a different HDD. What exactly were you trying to do?

Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. Disk Check Outside Windows (Windows XP) The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools, or DriveFitness in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD and run the Quick and Advanced tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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I get home this afternoon and started up my Dell desktop Dimension 4600 just gave me a blank screen with a flashing cursor in the upper left hand corner. I tried to get to the "setup" (F12) and I got a "keyboard failure." Can I get my desktop back?

A:[SOLVED] Blank screen with flashing cursor in upper left

Try booting up and hitting the F8 key. Then choose the Last Known Good Config option and see what that does for you.

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Just installed Windows 7 on my other hard drive and after it installs, i get the boot screen with the glowing lights then the screen that says starting up services and after all of that i get a black screen with a thin line about a centimeter thick on first time boot up after install, i can start it in safe mode but it says that the installation process cannot be completed in safe mode, i didn't have any problems like this with the earlier build till i updated and restarted, any solutions, I've searched everywhere and haven't found anything

A:Blank Screen with line running from upper left to right corners after install

Hi, MarsVoltron, and welcome to the forums.

Have you tried wiping that install out and starting over?

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My wife's Dell Inspiron Laptop suddenly started locking up when coming out of sleep mode. The mouse moves, but nothing else works including clicking either mouse button or any keys on the keyboard. I have changed the power settings to "Never" and now it does it after about 5 minutes if the computer is idle. As long as I am working on it, then it doesn't lockup.

Dell Inspiron 1545
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
P8700 @ 2.53 GHz
2.50 GHz , 3.46 GB of RAM
Windows XP Service Pack 3

I have already done the following:

Changed the RAM with another Inspiron 1545.
Changed all Power Settings to "Never"
Run HiJackThis (Nothing pertinent)
Run Spybot, Ad-Aware, CCleaner, & AVG (nothing pertinent)
Not installed any new hardware (other than the RAM after this started happening)

Attempted to Defrag in Safe Mode and it will not get past 1% even after 48 hours!

Thanks for any and all help!

A:Keyboard and Mouse buttons unresponsive after being idle

Have you check device manager - properties - power management tab and allow the device to wake up this computer? Try reinstalling or look for the latest driver on Dell support site for the graphics chipset. Try removing currently used wallpaper and run a diagnostic test utility to check on your hard drive. You could also remove the recently RAM module to check on the difference.

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Over the past couple weeks I have noticed that Windows 7 becomes unresponsive when I go idle.  I can move my mouse when it becomes unresponsive, but I cannot load webpages or open programs.

When I press 'Run' on any box like this Windows 7 becomes unresponsive as well.

A:Windows 7 becoming unresponsive while idle/installing things

Hello, to Bleeping Computer Drakeon With regards to the Security Prompt please see this link. Download SecurityCheck.exe from Here. Run SecurityCheck and follow the instruction from inside the code box.. When the scan is finished, a notepad will automatically open as check.txt   Please copy and paste the contents here on your next reply Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download MiniToolBox by Farbar and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply. 

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Windows 10 Unresponsive After Being Idle Cannot See Desktop Icons. Mouse not working. I have tried Startup Repair, usually by using the "Boot to Advanced Startup Options from a Hard Reboot," since it is the only way I can get my PC to respond.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you.

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Lately my laptops fans have been turning at full speed for 2 minutes, and then quiet again for 2 minutes, I have noticed this happens even when my laptop is under low load (CPU, RAM, etc. - 10%). I downloaded a fan control app and noticed that my right fan changes it's speed in accordance to my target speed, while the left fan keeps going on and off randomly.Is there any way I can reset my left fan, or just make sure that it behaves normally again?

A:Aspire VN7-591G left fan unresponsive

Hi, I don't know if it will work but you can give a try. Turn off the notebook and on the back there is a small pinhole where  you need to insert a paperclip into the hole and press for four seconds. This will simulate the removal and reinstall of the battery. It could also somehow reset the Embedded controller, but I am not sure.

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Lately my laptops fans have been turning at full speed for 2 minutes, and then quiet again for 2 minutes, I have noticed this happens even when my laptop is under low load (CPU, RAM, etc. - 10%). I downloaded a fan control app and noticed that my right fan changes it's speed in accordance to my target speed, while the left fan keeps going on and off randomly.Is there any way I can reset my left fan, or just make sure that it behaves normally again?

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Hello. I am having a very strange issue with my old Windows Vista desktop which is too peculiar to find a solution to through google searches, so I am going to try posting it on here.

This problem seems to only occur after leaving my computer running for extended periods of time, usually overnight. This doesn't ALWAYS happen after leaving it running overnight though. Usually when this happens, I have nothing open or running on the computer except Spotify.

When this issue occurs, the computer is mostly unresponsive. I can move my mouse and open the start menu, but the popout box of the start menu that contains the shut down, restart, sleep etc. options will not open and does nothing when I click on it. Attempting to start task manager from right clicking my taskbar does nothing. Ctrl-Alt-Dlt does nothing. Spotify is usually unresponsive, and clicking on anything in the program does nothing, but I can however minimise or reopen it. I also have an error message at the top of the Spotify window that says there is no internet connection. I cannot open up any new programs.

When this problem occurs, the only thing that I seem to be able to do is a forced shutdown by holding the power button, and then restarting the system. Sometimes after doing a forced shutdown like this, I will get a hard-disk error after rebooting the PC, and will have to turn it off and on again multiple times until I can get into the login menu.

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When I left click I sometimes have to click the button several times for it to respond. The right click works perfectly - there are no problems with it.
Naturally I tried switching the primary and secondary buttons in the 'Mouse' options, but the problem remains - the left click (right mouse button) is unresponsive, just as the left mouse button was before I switched them (the right click still works perfectly with the left mouse button).

This same problem persists with several different mouses, so I am sure the problem isn't the mouse itself.

I recently formatted and reinstalled Windows XP Media Center and I'm not sure if that is where the problem began.

My PS/2 Compatible Mouse driver details reads: "File version 5.1.2600.2180(xpsp_sp2.rtm.040803-2158"

What steps do you recommend me taking? Are there any additional information you would like to have?
Please write some simple instructions when asking for information which might be hard to find, to avoid the cause for me to post "how" and having to wait for a delayed period of time to find out how to provide you with the information you require.

Thank you very much.

Sorry for posting a reply so soon, but I am not able to find any way to edit my previous post.

It should be noted that I have also tried using a graphics tablet instead of a mouse and it works perfectly. So, again, the problem only affects mouses and seems to be software related. I have installed the latest up... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Mouse Left Click Is Unresponsive

have you tried a usb mouse

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My Hotmail access is problematic. When I enter my login name and password, I get to a blank screen that says "done" in the lower left corner and cannot get to my email. I am running XP Home Edition SP2. I am using IE 6.

My son's and wife's hotmail accounts are fine. I can get to my Hotmail by way of Outlook Express, so at least I can read my email. I have not tried accessing my hotmail from another computer; I will try that today at work.

I can login to MSN.com, but when I take the hotmail link, I get the same blank screen and done in corner.

I used Ad-Ware SE to check for adware, spyware and it found a few things but that did not resolve the problem. I have deleted cookies and my IE cache. My Norton Antivirus 2005 scans found nothing.

Any thoughts?

A:Blank Hotmail Screen; "done" in left corner

Please download HijackThis. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Post the whole log file here. Do not fix anything since most of them listed there are harmless (some are system required). This program will help us determine if there is any spyware/malware on your computer.

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My hotmail accountis doing the same - it's blank and says done it bottom left. It's starting to do same on some other sites too. have run Hijack programme - here is the log:

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ebay.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://uk3.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://srch-uk3.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://srch-uk3.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://srch-uk3.hpwis.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://uk3.hpwis.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: DgnWebIE - {2843DAC1-05EF-11D2-95BA-0060083493D6} - C:\Program Files\Dragon Systems1\NaturallySpeaking\Program\web_ie.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
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A:Blank Hotmail Screen; "done" in left corner

I split your post off. Please do not post your log in someone else's thread.

Run these tools and then post a new log. Please post the WHOLE log from start header to last entry.

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Go to this site to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

Download and install Spybot S&D. Run Spybot and click on the Search for Updates button. Install any updates if they are available. Next click on the Check for Problems button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download Index.dat Suite to clean out all the temp folders. Run Index.dat Suite now and go to Tools->Settings. Then make sure to check the following: Cookies, History, Recent Documents, Swap File (if you have Windows 95/98), Temporary Internet Files and Temp Files. Click Save at ... Read more

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I've had this problem before and had a replacement, but in the replaced machine the problem came back. Especially when pressing the button all the way on the left side it is sometimes unresponsive even though it makes a clicking noise. But sometimes it works, so maybe it is caused by dust? Is anyone else having this problem?

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Hello everyoneThe problem is my pc keeps freezing up when it is left idle. I have checked the power option in the control panel and i have selected do nothing on all the options but still it freezes.I have done a hijackthis log and was wondering if anything is showing up on this.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 21:34:29, on 29/04/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\MAILFR~1\mantispm.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:&#... Read more

A:Pc keeps freezing when left idle

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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I really need your help. imm getting BSOD with errors lime MEMORY MANAGENT/PAGE FAULT whenever i leave my pc idle for sometime and i have to restart it manually by pressing the power button.It says it will restart itself after BSOD but dosent.There is no BSOD when im working .
Details of my pc-
HP m6-1045dx
Intel core i5 3rd gen processor
8 gb RAM
Windows 8 pro 64 bit
intel hd 4000 graphics

Iv attached the sf diagnostic tool folder below.
Please revert back at the earliest.
Thanks alot

A:BSOD when left idle

another BSOD occured...left the laptop idle for like 10 mins...attaching the minidump file

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The issue I have is a blue screen when I leave the computer and it goes in to sleep mode. I removed auto-restart to see the blue screen but it doesn't really work since the screen remains black.
Error: (10/13/2014 11:38:12 AM) (Source: BugCheck) (User: )
Description: 0x000000d1 (0xfffff8800501b638, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000008, 0xfffff8800501b638)C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP101314-9750-01
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 21-07-2014
Ran by PC (administrator) on 13-10-2014 at 11:46:40
Running from "C:\Users\PC\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Professionnel  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
Error: (09/21/2014 02:39:08 PM) (Source: Application Hang) (User: )
Description: Le programme setup.exe version 2.1002.162.1274 a cessé d’interagir avec Windows et a été fermé. Pour déterminer si des informations supplémentaires sont disponibles, consultez l’historique du problème dans le Centre de maintenance.
ID de processus : 9cd4
Heure de début : 01cfd5cb3ea288d4
Heure de fin : 3
Chemin d’accès de l’application : C:\Users\PC\AppData\Local\Temp\NVIDIA\GeForceExperienceSelfUpdate\\setup.exe
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A:BSOD when left idle

I only read and speak English, so this can be a problem.
I see error pertaining to Heroes3.exe.  Heroes3.exe is a type of EXE file associated with Heroes of Might and Magic® III, but I do not see this listed in your programs.
The file path for this should be  C:\Windows\SysWOW64\  If it is not there, then this could be an infection.
Please let me know if you have or had this program installed on this computer, and if it is found in SysWOW64.

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Hi, I have a 3 yr old PC that has recently been freezing when idle, can be anything from after a minute to 10 minutes. My right display turns off, and everything including mouse/keyboard/ctrl+alt+del becomes unresponsive.
If it's any relevance, this started happening soon after I recently performed some dust clearing from my PC. This dropped the heat levels from 80-98 degrees C to 40-60 after clearing the dust.

No problems while playing videos on VLC or Youtube, running games or surfing the web. It freezes if left idle while music is playing via iTunes.
When it first started freezing, it was only after my PC has gone to sleep mode and I was unable to awaken it.
I then tried switching power options to never sleep and never turn off the display, it now freezes after just idling. Can be anywhere from a minute to 5 minutes after last action.

Right now, my workaround is that if I have to leave my PC for any amount of time, I manually put it to Sleep and it wakes up every time, no problems.
Steps taken: Power options: never sleep, never turn off display, never turn off HDD, USB selective suspend setting disabled
Heat is monitored via Speccy and at a max of 60 under load.

Attached are the DM Logs.

Help me eightforums, you're my only hope!

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hey guys,
please help me as this problem is screewing me up.

when ever i click the left mouse button to open any file or programs,it doesnot respond.After clicking it for 8 or nine times then it responds.others all the keys of the the keyboard and the right mouse button are working fine..please help me how to get thru this problem..in short to say left mouse click is unresponsive.have to click 8,9 times to open up something

thanks in advance

PS:the problem even arises when i start the pc in safe mode.i did disk clean up,tune up,everything which i expected to help but it DIDNOT help.so please guys help me

A:.URGENT help neeede.Left mouse Button click becoming very unresponsive

Is this a laptop touchmouse? Or a normal mouse with a cord?

If mouse with cord:does this mouse work if attached to another machine?
does another mouse work if attached to your system?

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After starting up the comp, if left alone at the login screen the computer freezes and nothing responds. It happens after reaching the desktop as well if left idle, and when I have windows up that are not doing anything, but almost never while I am in the middle of doing stuff. It doesn't create a dump file either. The computer would occasionally freeze up back when I got it (6~ months ago, yard sale), but it was less frequent and after longer idle periods. Now it happens nearly every time.
Thanks for any help.

Windows 7 32 bit
AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+
Gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2
A-Data Tech 4x 1GB 400mhz
ATI Radeon HD 4850
Hitachi 500GB HDD, Western Digital 500GB HDD
ATX CW500 P4 500W

A:Computer freezes when left idle

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Like the title says my computer has this problems that when it is left idle like if i was watching a movie or something of this sorts, it does this massive lag, sound skips and screen image slows down. Although right when i move my mouse, the screen goes black for half a sec and resumes to its normal speed. This happens every 5mins or so and some times it wont only lag but actually freeze my computer.

I am running on windows 7 64-bit. I have 3 monitors attached to my computer so i was wondering if maybe my cpu is being over worked and goes on like a power save mode when im not moving the mouse or something.

Please help this is getting very annoying for when i watch movies or play games.

A:Computer lags when left idle.

If your video card is NVidia, you can access their Control Panel and configure the 3 monitors independently. You might consider the "Only use one display" when watching a movie and see what happens.

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We have an HP laptop with Windows 7 that is less than 2 years old. It seems to work fine while using it but if it is left idle for more than a few minutes it locks up and you have to power it off to get it working again. Any ideas of what the problem might be? I'm not even sure if this is the right forum for this problem.

A:Computer freezes up if left idle

What are you using for spyware and virus? That is always the first place to look.
What are your Power Options settings in Control Panel? Add any memory to laptop?
How about giving us the model number or hardware please?

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Hi, guys.

I'm new here, and I have a strange problem.

When I leave my PC idle for about 30 minutes, the screen goes black and stays that way as if the PC has crashed. I move the mouse about and hit the keys on the keyboard, but nothing works: the screen just stays black. In fact, even the little lights on the keyboard (e.g., the Caps Lock light) don't work. Everything just seems to die.

Whenever this weird crash thing happens, I have to reboot my PC, after which everything starts to work again. It happens every time I leave the PC idle. It also happened once when I tried to play a video.

I've had the PC for a few years. It's never done this before. The problem's not being caused by any settings. Hibernate is disabled, and all power settings are configured to never turn off.

My OS is XP Professional, and I'm using Service Pack 3. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Please Help! PC Crashes When Left Idle. Why?

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The computer seems to be fine while I am actively doing anything. Lasts for hours while playing games usually. But, left idle for even a few minutes will usually result in BSOD and restart.


A:BSOD usually while computer is left idle

Hi pyroteknix18 ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

**************************Sat Mar 28 23:39:49.855 2015 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\032815-6921-01.dmp]

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (8 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9600.17668.amd64fre.winblue_r8.150127-1500

System Uptime: 0 days 0:14:46.583

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+3d782 )

BugCheck A, {fffff6806c7b5680, 0, 0, fffff801a02af782}

Arg1: fffff6806c7b5680, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000000, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, bitfield :
bit 0 : value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
bit 3 : value 0 = not an execute operation, 1 = execute operation (only on chips which support this level of status)
Arg4: fffff801a02af782, address which referenced memory



BIOS Version 2101

BIOS Release Date 04/17/2014

Manufacturer To be filled by O.E.M.

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Hi all,

It seems like every time I leave my computer inactive for a few hours, I'll return to a black screen saying something about trying to boot and failing. This comes after a BSOD which I've seen happen a few times but usually I just come back to the black screen.


Thanks in advance


EDIT2: I ran sfc /scannow out of curiosity, and it tells me that Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. It then gave me a CBS.log and where to find it. Is this worth posting?

A:BSOD when computer is left idle

Have you had any BSODs since your last edits? Can you run the Log Collector tool again and upload new logs containing the latest BSODs please?

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I built my PC about 3 years ago and have done a few upgrades here and there and for most of that 3 years it has ran great. Here is the problem. The last couple months if I leave the PC idle for about 10-15 minutes it will restart itself. If I continue to use the PC it will run fine. Here are my specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V 550W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply
MSI R4830-T2D512 OC Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
Seagate 300GB HD/Seagate 80GB HD (Have tried/used both)
Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 RC (Have tried/used both)
Here is what I have figured out so far (or at least think I have)

- I upgraded the processor and going back to the old one doesn't change anything. I don't think it is a heat issue because like I said it normally only restarts when idle. ( Original was AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor 2.2GHz Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor)

- I have tried two different HD's running clean installs of both Windows XP and Windows 7 RC on both with no change.

- I have tried a new set of RAM (2GB in both instances), no change.

I really don't know much about interpreting information in Event Viewer but here is some of the information I have pulled from looking at that.

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A:System restarts when left idle....

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