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MOUSE CURSOR FREEZING FREQUENTLY

Q: MOUSE CURSOR FREEZING FREQUENTLY

This is my 3rd post regarding mouse cursor freezing issue..i am totally frustrated and have no idea what to do?
My all drivers are upto date..all BIOS settings are proper..power settings are also proper yet there is freezing of mouse cursor with the sound of its disconnection..tried all the means which were told in previous 2 post but nothing helped

MY PC config:-
i5-2500k..DH67Cl motherboard...4gb ddr3 ram (gskill)...Nvidia gt240 ddr5 1024mb graphic card...600watts corsair power supply...NZXT cabinet...logitech g400 gaming mouse...n dis 1 are newly assembled configuration..just 2 month

i have attached 2 pics please refer them....image 1 is clicked when my mouse is stuck which made my keyboard to stuck as well at one place and the only thing i left with was to restart the PC....image 2 is clicked right after restart there are changes observed...i hope someone has information as what to do to get problem solved. I have also email Logitech for this issue some few days back yet there is no response from them. Please help me to get rid of this issue as soon as possible.

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Preferred Solution: MOUSE CURSOR FREEZING FREQUENTLY

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I can't seem to figure out what's up. All of my drivers are up to date, I've tried disk defragmentation, even did a registry cleanup with Registry Easy (which for some reason dramatically increased browser loading times so I restored a backup), but nothing seems to be helping.

This happens in games too, frequent pausing and hanging, but mostly I notice it in youtube. The sound will either skip (even if it's buffered) or it will glitch and do this horrible buzzing noise.

It seems to be related with my mouse occasionally hanging in one place as I'm trying to move it. I've tried using Resource Monitor but I'm not really 100% sure how to see what's going wrong.

I've tried googling this issue, but none of the quick solutions on other forums seem to do the trick.

Any help would be appreciated.

Specs:
Motherboard: Asrock A55M
Processor: AMD A8-3850 APU 2.90 GHz
Memory: 4GB RAM
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 460

I don't have a separate soundcard.

A:Sound skipping or buzzing, mouse frequently freezing.

Hi GuyFaux,

Are you using the onboard audio integrated onto the motherboard? If so, try re-installing the sound card drivers. If you can, try to get your hands on an add-on sound card and install it on your computer and see if the problem persist while using the spare, add-on sound card. Hope everything works out well for you.

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Lately my HP Pavilion 750n (Windows XP as the OS, 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 processor and 768 MB RAM) has developed an problem of the mouse cursor freezing. This is accompanied by a click sounding from the tower and the HD light comes on. The computer completely locks up, so I can't determine what is causing this since pressing the CTRL-ALT-DEL keys are inoperative. I have to unplug the power, then re-start to get the mouse working again. I have MSE as the security software. Scans with this show no viruses. Any idea what's going on?
 

A:Mouse Cursor Freezing

The HP Pavilion 750n desktop is several years old, so it's a good probability the hard drive is failing.
The freezing mouse cursor and clicking sound from inside the tower reinforces that suspicion.

If the hard drive does need replacing and you don't have the original recovery disc kit available to install Windows XP, you can purchase it here.

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Hi there,

My mouse cursor freezes once every ~30s for about 1~2s. It doesn't happen all the time, but I suspect it might happen because of the usage of postgreSQL, as I've seen 2 other people with the same problem who also used it.

I have tested another mouse, the problem persists. I've tried updating mouse/USB drivers as well, nothing helped.

My trackpad, however, doesn't stop working at any time.
Any ideas?

Thanks.
 

A:Mouse cursor freezing

Interesting how when you tested another mouse the issue persisted, but it works with the trackpad. Are both mice you tried (non-trackpad) wired or wireless?
 

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i am facing mouse cursor freezing issue.....i have tried all means like changing operating system from XP to Windows7 64bit pro...den updating mouse drivers..trying other usb mouse as wel as ps2 mouse...den updating graphic card drivers...n nw i hav removed my graphic card yet i am facing freezing issue....

MY PC config:-
i5-2500k..DH67Cl motherboard...4gb ddr3 ram (gskill)...gt240 ddr5 1024mb graphic card...600watts corsair power supply...NZXT cabinet...logitech g400 gaming mouse...n dis 1 are newly assembled configuration..just 1 month.....

MY previous PC config(used for about 4 years):-
core2 duo..palit motherboard..3(2+1) gb ram..gt240 ddr5 1024mb graphic card...iball cabinet..logitech g400 gaming mouse...BUT i dint faced any such issue with my old system.....Also u can see that graphic card & mouse used in both the systems are same and updated till date yet i am facing freezing issue only on my new system and NOT on old system.....y so??

Please give some nice suggestion..THANKS in advance

A:MOUSE CURSOR FREEZING

First things first. Did you run Microsoft's upgrade adviser before upgrading to Windows 7 on this computer?
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

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It seems like every 10-20 seconds, my cursor freezes in one spot for a split second, then it's fine. It's so repetitive, it's a nuisance and I can't finish up work I have to do on the computer. I'm really not sure what it is...switched USB ports three different times (USB laser mouse), so I'm clueless.

Here's my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:19:42 PM, on 8/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://go.compaq.com/1Q00CDT/0409/bl8.asp
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I just now scanned with AdAware2008 and got these three objects to show up:

[1] MRU Path: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Recent Count: 163
[2] MRU Registry Key: S-1-5-21-1439374555-3195946299-1949402760-500\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603 Count: 1
[3] MRU Registry Key: S-1-5-21-1439374555-3195946299-1949402760-500\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs Count: 19
 

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I recently purchased a Lenovo Flex 3 Lap Top with Windows 10 operating system and it's been giving me a lot of problems when playing music on itunes. When I open my itunes and play music my mouse cursor freezes every couple seconds. Im becoming frustrated and thinking about returning the laptop since i cant fiind a solution can someone help please?!?! Thank you. 
 
 
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A:Flex 3 - My Mouse cursor keeps freezing!!!

Dear Sammy,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Please try to uninstall the touchpad driver from the device manager and check if the touchpad will work well with the Microsoft generic driver or not, and feed us back.
 
Regards,
Joseph

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Hi.. I have had this problem for about a week now....
I have a sony vaio windows 7 IE 8 Laptop that I love and it is only a year old.
in the past 5 days the cursor on my logitech wireless mouse freezes. The only way to get out of it is ctrl. alt. del and it goes to my home screen and I cancel and the cursor comes back.. sometimes I go for hours and it doesnt
freeze and then sometimes it freezes every 5 minutes. there are times when I ctl. alt delete and it goes to my screen and I have to manually shutdown as even if I touch the pad on my laptop I cannot close it.. and of course when the cursor freezes
the screen freezes too.

Just to let you know that there is nothing wrong with my battery or mouse
as I have another one just like it and it does the same thing

I contacted Sony Vaio and they came in by remote and put in a patch
and said that should do the trick. but it did not...

any ideas....

do you need more info and if so what else would help in this situation.

I also play some games and that is when I most get this. and I have
the flash 102..... the latest version. and my java is uptodate.

I should also say that at times my IE8 says not responding.....

thanx Coco.

p.s.I have a friend who is very computer savy and comes in by remote
to fix things on my computer and this is stumping even him..

A:CURSOR ON WIRELESS MOUSE FREEZING AND COMPUTER

Where do you have your transmitter/receiver plugged in on the front or back of your machine?

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touch pad keeps stopping and starting dell laptop
 

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Hi i have just sorted the rest of my errors out on my PC and done a clean install on windows. Installed all windows updates and my new motherboard drivers but i have this really annoying thing that keeps on happening. One the mouse freezes after 5 minutes of boot after i have just loaded Firefox and then my system freezes or if that doesn't happen my mouse freezes for a couple of seconds and then it starts changing icons and freezes and disappear. The only thing i am doing while this happening is browsing Firefox and using remote desktop and using word press to post on my website. I have tried reinstalling the drivers for the mouse and looked for any yellow simple in device management but there is none what can it be is my mouse failing please help.

A:Why does my mouse cursor keep on freezing or changing simples

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Baggy2014


Hi i have just sorted the rest of my errors out on my PC and done a clean install on windows. Installed all windows updates and my new motherboard drivers but i have this really annoying thing that keeps on happening. One the mouse freezes after 5 minutes of boot after i have just loaded Firefox and then my system freezes or if that doesn't happen my mouse freezes for a couple of seconds and then it starts changing icons and freezes and disappear. The only thing i am doing while this happening is browsing Firefox and using remote desktop and using word press to post on my website. I have tried reinstalling the drivers for the mouse and looked for any yellow simple in device management but there is none what can it be is my mouse failing please help.


Hi Baggy2014,

Have you checked a different mouse on the system to isolate the issue? Also, perform a clean boot on the system to check the same:

Clean Boot

Also, check the system under safe mode and let us know if it occurs there as well:

Safe Mode

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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I have recently purchased an HP spectre x360. Excellent convertible laptop. I have this issure where frequently I get the mouse cursor freezing and not allowing me to move across untill I restart the laptop. It works fine for sometime then come back. It laso seems to diappear when I chaneg to the tablet mode. Any ideas?  Thanks for help

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Since the issue I'm having is roughly equivalent to Windows itself hanging, I figured this would be the best place.
What is happening is that Windows freezes and I can't interact with anything on the screen. CTRL-ALT-DEL and CTRL-SHFT-ESC methods to try to bring up the task manager do not work. I am, however, able to move the mouse when this is happening, but cannot interact with anything. The only thing that returns my system to normal is a hard boot . Over a 2 week period, it has happened at an increasing rate, but my system has run completely stable for something like 5-6 years now. I formatted and reinstalled windows in hopes of a fix, but it's still happening.

OS - Win7 64bit
? What was the original installed OS on the system?-Win7 64bit
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?-Retail
? Approximate age of system (hardware)-5-6 years
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know)-a few days
? Have you re-installed the OS? -Yes

PC info:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3ZdQm8
CPU: Intel - Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z68XP-UD3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.50 @ Newegg Marketplace)
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A:Windows 7 64bit Freezing But Mouse Cursor Moves

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Since the issue I'm having is roughly equivalent to Windows itself hanging, I figured this would be the best place.
What is happening is that Windows freezes and I can't interact with anything on the screen. CTRL-ALT-DEL and CTRL-SHFT-ESC methods to try to bring up the task manager do not work. I am, however, able to move the mouse when this is happening, but cannot interact with anything. The only thing that returns my system to normal is a hard boot . Over a 2 week period, it has happened at an increasing rate, but my system has run completely stable for something like 5-6 years now. I formatted and reinstalled windows in hopes of a fix, but it's still happening.

OS - Win7 64bit
? What was the original installed OS on the system?-Win7 64bit
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?-Retail
? Approximate age of system (hardware)-5-6 years
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know)-a few days
? Have you re-installed the OS? -Yes

PC info:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3ZdQm8
CPU: Intel - Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z68XP-UD3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.50 @ Newegg Marketplace)
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Hi,
I have windows vista.
A couple of weeks ago someone on here assisted me with my computer. I had search engine redirect, along with other problems.
It was okay for awhile but then all of a sudden it started working very badly now. One thing is norton 360 seemed to disappear from my computer. I got directions and uninstalled norton and then reinstalled it again, now the norton seems to be working okay.
But since then, the mouse cursor has been moving erratically, totally disappearing and freezing up the whole screen. The screen keeps flashing to blank screens or my previous screen for a few seconds and then coming back to the screen I am on. It is having problems restarting alot of times and sometimes I can not even do anything before it freezes. I have started it in safe mode with networking and still seemed to have the same problems. The mouse pointer was still moving erratically and not working well. Just in the time that I have typed this so far the screen has flashed to a previous screen 4 times.
I have run norton scans and I dont think it is finding to much but tracking cookies.
Any other help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Kim

A:computer freezing, mouse cursor disappearing or moving erratically

Hello Kim,,, may be having a hard drive beginning to fail or file corruption. I would recommend immediate backupo of important files in case. Probably not a malware issue. So I 'd run SFC and if you still hae trouble ask this in Vista and they can check your drive and other things.Please run SFC (System File Checker) Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System FilesNOTE for Vista/WIN 7 users..The command needs to be run from an Elevated Command Prompt.Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'You will need your operating system CD handy.Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESCThen click File.. then New Task(Run)In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /Click OKLet it run and insert the CD when asked.

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I purchased a A485 and worked well but quickly replaced Mech harddrive with SSD. After reinstalling windows 10 I noticed I loss the function of the backlit keyboard, as well as my mouse cursor kept freeze when using the Track point when I would use the middle button for scrolling. all drivers up-to-date and even tried reinstalling windows and drivers again...still have this issue the mouse freezing is the must fustrating since I primarily use the Trackpoint to control my mouse functions. I found that locking (windows + L) and login back in frees up the mouse again...but typically freezes shortly after pretty fustrating, especially when one of the main reasons I buy Lenovo is their trackpoint. I've seen people have similar issues but no resolutions in their threads.

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Ok, I just put this computer together for my mother in law and it's been randomly freezing, usually with a black screen and an oversized mouse cursor arrow. Once it had like 4 mouse cursor arrows.
This is what the even viewer says;
The Monitor Image service terminated with the following error:
A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed.

Google has been no help at all.
I think I may need update the video drivers but I'm not sure. I've been trying to download them since early this morning but the computer crashes before I can.
 

A:New build, freezing occasionally w/black screen and oversized mouse cursor

which operating system is this and what are you using for a graphics card?
 

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Meet my Computer

PROCESSOR
Intel? Core? i5-2500K Processor (up to 3.7 Ghz)
VIDEO
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB
MEMORY
16 GB (2 x 8 GB) Geil EVO Veloce DDR3 1600 RAM
STORAGE
120 GB SP MLC SSD (Toggle NAND)
3 TB Western Digital Green HDD
SOFTWARE
Windows 7 64-bit
THE REST
ASRock z77 Extreme 3 motherboard
Coolermaster Centurion 5 mid-tower case
Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W power supply
Zalman CNPS5X CPU cooler

I've run burnin tests, which did not discover any issues with my computer. I've been monitoring temperatures while gaming and haven't seen anything out of the ordinary.

Is it possible that I need to up the PSU?

A:Computer Freezing: Screen Locks, Cursor does not move but the mouse power stays on.

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

It most certainly could be the PSU.

What is the 12V, 3.3V, 5V, and VCORE voltages within the BIOS?

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I have a Windows 7 multi-touch device and every time i touch the screen i get a mouse graphic. Its really annoying
because it has a tendency to get in the way when i am tapping around with my fingers on the screen. can i remove and have only cursor arrow without mouse. i know there is a option but i need only cursor arrow. is it possible with any registry edit option.

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I have a Windows 7 mutli touch device and every time i touch the screen i get a stupid mouse graphic. Its really annoying because it has a tendency to get in the way when i am tapping around with my fingers on the screen. I have been unable to find anything
about such a "feature" on the webs. As various combinations including "mouse" and "graphic" and "windows 7" are pretty vanilla search terms.
I am guessing it is some lame "accessability" feature but i have no idea how to fix. please help

A:mouse graphic (not cursor) next to mouse cursor when touching screen

That is called the Touch Pointer, its easy to turn off once you know where to look.
Click Start, type pen in the search box or open control panel aand click Pen and touch.
Click the touch tab and uncheck Show the touch pointer... then just click ok to  close the dialog and the ghostly mouse picture will be gone.
 

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Thinkpad X280Modell: 20KFCTO1WWWindows 10 (64-bit) My Mouse pointer hangs for a few seconds frequently (also when I connect external mouse). I have installed all drivers through Lenovo System Update. The product is brandnew. What is the reason?

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Losing cursor in Excel, Word and now Email (not Outlook).  Is there a toggle that brings it back or another fix?

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Every minute or so I get the blue rotating circle next to my cursor, like right now I stopped typing in this message and after 10 seconds I got the circle. This goes on all day. It spins for at least 5 seconds then stops. Then 5 to 8 seconds later starts spinning again even though I just watched the screen and typed nothing. Any ideas?

A:System Clocking Notice On Cursor Frequently

It sounds to me you have something running in the background causing this. This could be just about anything but most likely it's some of H.P. bloatware and/or Norton. The best way I know of to cure this problem is Clean install.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Then install MSE.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

The reason for my suggestion is because H.P. has installed all kinds of crap that are not needed and Norton is known to not play with Windows 7 many many times. Doing any piece meal repair would still leave you with a H.P. bloated computer and a anti virus program that is a problem maker.

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This seems to happen mostly after alt tabbing from a game or even after closing a game. It doesn't matter if the game is full screen or borderless window.

What happens is that the cursor seems to not change into the appropriate cursor (or when it does it does it slowly), i.e. if I mouse over links I still get the arrow cursor instead of the hand cursor. The most annoying aspect is when it turns in to a text cursor split in half (see screenshot), it seems to go away after a while and returns to normal functionality, usually after moving it quite a bit.

I have tried changing the cursor style then changing back, as well as turning trails on and off.

Sorry for the quality of the screenshot I had to take it with my phone because I can't seem to capture the cursor. Happy to give more information on my system if required just not sure what you'd need atm.
 

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1. Optical USB mouse won't move the cursor.
2. Mouse buttons function properly
3. Bought a new similar mouse, same problem, ruling out damaged mouse likelihood.

4. Have tried multiple USB slots. Have tried rebooting. Have tried uninstalling the driver and rebooting.
5. Saw somewhere to remove battery but I'm in a hotel and have no screwdriver to do so.

Really need to fix this as my shoulder is becoming inflamed reaching to the mousepad. Help?

Toshiba Satellite M50, Win7.

A:Laptop Mouse Cursor Won't Move, MousePAD cursor does

Have mercy, all. I know this isn't a mouse hardware issue...must be something solvable. Any help?
Gratefully,
Cham

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Ok..here is the sit. Windows did an update and installed IE6.0 (was 5.5). Running ME, and since then, I have been unable to access some of my desktop items, as you click the icon and nothing happens...same thing with Start. This freezing occurs no matter what I am doing, surfing, trying to access Desktop, etc...I can get Explorer to unfreeze doing Ctrl+Alt+Del, but it will always freeze again...Any suggestions???
 

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hello all..i posted a thread yesterday concerning my pc freezing up and graphic distortion on 3d games.
well its froze 7 times today with in the space of 20 minutes (unabling me to control/alt/delete etc.....) and im just wondering if it could be a faulty motherboard or even harddrive which may be causing this instead of my graphics card (9800 non pro) which im about to send back to the store...
if any one has an idea about this it would be a great help..thanx
 

A:pc freezing up more frequently

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Hi,
my mouse cursor- an optical usb - is stuck in the middle of the screen. The mouse works, as I can still scroll on a webpage with it, and click on icons, but the cursor won't budge. I've also tried a PS-2 mouse, same issue, and have tested every USB port and all work fine so it is NOT a hardware issue that I can see. I've tried rebooting and doing a system restore, and I have the same issue in safe mode. When I go to device manager, it rcognizes the device and says everything is working properly. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, nothing. Everything else seems to be fine on my PC. Any help will be most appreciated, thank you!

Windows home vista

A:Mouse cursor stuck in middle of screen, but mouse works

Is this a laptop or a desktop? What is the make and model# of your computer/motherboard?
Boot into Setup (Bios) go to Integrated Peripherals look for Legacy USB or USB mouse, if it is disabled, using the arrow key, Enable it. Save and Exit.
Go to the computer manufacturers support/download drivers site. type in your make and model # and download the Chipset driver (for USB Support)
Also, go to Start/Search and type CMD Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing or corrupted system files.

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Hello Everyone.
 
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Browser: IE 11 Version 11.0.9600.17501
I have Firefox installed but I rarely use it.
 
My browser freezing up seems to be a regular thing lately. Additionally it seems to be lagging quite a bit when loading web sites. I thought perhaps it might be a result of the World Community Grid BOINC but I've been working with them for years and the freezing and lag is only a recent development.
 
When the browser freezes I get a message that Internet Explorer is not responding. Sometimes I'll get a message that Windows is trying to resolve the problem then it restarts IE; sometimes it simply unfreezes all on its own; and sometimes it locks up my laptop to where I have to restart it.
 
Avira and Ad-aware are set up to run scans automatically each day - Avira at 0300 and Ad-aware at 1200 (noon)
 
Prior experience with having a rootkit infection on my desktop, I'm very leery. Spybot Search & Destroy has a Rootkit Scan. So I ran it. The following items are the only things that I am not familiar with or I am not sure what the relationship is. All the rest of the items in the report were related to World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings online although they all were flagged "No admin in ACL" (don't know what that means).
 
 
Type: File
Object: Temp:128E1E7A:$DATA
Location: C:\Users\All Users\
Details: Unknown ADS
 
Type: File
Object: Temp:1792752F:$DATA
Location: C:\Users\All Users\
Details: Unknown ADS
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A:Browser freezing up frequently

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.
Checkmark following boxes:
Flush DNS
Reset FF proxy Settings
Reset Ie Proxy Settings
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)
Click Go and post the result.
 
Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.
Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Please post the JRT log.
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
 
Download Panda Cloud Cleaner and save it to your desktop.
Alternate download sites are here and here.
Double-click on Pa... Read more

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I recently went through a bad bout of viruses, trojan, and miscellaneous spyware that messed my computer up pretty bad. Luckily using a parser I found on the internet I was able to run a HijackThis log through it and delete alot of bad entries that mostly got rid of my problems, I have the occasional pop-up, but thats about it...

[computer just froze... Thank God for Firefox...]

[and it freezes again]

As you might be able to see, I've got a whole new host of problems. My computer seems to be constantly freezing on me. I could be in the middle of Photoshop, having an IM conversation, browsing the internet, or playing World of Warcraft, and the entire screen will freeze, I can't move my mouse, and I have to power the pc down or reset it.

My guess is that I may of removed something necessary to Window's operation when going through the hijackthis logs and deleting things, but I can't be sure. Does anyone have a diagnosis, a possible way to figure out the problem, or a fix? I've put in my Windows XP disk, but apparently mine doesn't have a repair option like some other XP disks do. So any help I can get would be greatly appreciated.

A:Computer frequently freezing

Well... um... Things got worse since I last posted... Numbers of freezes were increasing in number, usually occurring while windows is booting or not long after I logged in and things were loading. Thus I searched the internet and found a way to replace system files through the recovery console, and resolved to try that.
I booted up my XP cd, and selected recovery console. I had entered it once before today seeing if had a straightforward method of recovery, it loaded up quick, but I didn't understand it enough, so I exited it. But this time when I entered the recovery console it was extremely slow, sat there for a few minutes while it gave me the message "please wait..." I got up and left for about 20-30 minutes and came back expecting it to be long done, it was on the step of "examining hardware configuration." I was disgusted with it, and thought perhaps the dang CD has frozen. I tried to exit out of it, but to no avail, so I just powered the computer off. Probably the biggest mistake I've ever made, as now when I turn on my PC on... I usually get NOTHING on screen. Totally blank, no input sent to my monitor.
I tried resetting my bios, thinking that maybe somehow a setting was changed in there. No luck. I was stumped, I thought perhaps my BIOS battery was dead, but I've done a bit of research and from what I can see, that saves settings, and I've found no indication that I would lose all computer capabilities. What have I done to my PC?

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my almost completely new laptop, an Alienware M17xr3.
TSG SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8139 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6970M , -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 600475 MB, Free - 509681 MB;
Motherboard: Alienware, M17xR3, A04, .31NFWM1.CN129611740120.
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

It is freezing sometimes. It will get completely locked up, with the only thing you can do is pressing the power button.

This freezing most frequently happens after an hour or 2 of use, mostly during playing a game or watching a movie. Sometimes, the laptop at first just begins to loop back on the sound, and become unresponsive but not completely so. If I then try to do a normal restart, it will freeze completely.

I've taken a look at the event log, and when it crashes, the errors (the ones with an exclamation point in a red circle) that mostly come up during the time of the crash are (text has been google translated from dutch to english):

TOASTER.exe with the following description:
An Unhandled Exception Occurred.
Can not access the file C: \ Users \ Sven \ AppData \ Local \ software thinks \ scheduler.xml because it is being used by another process.
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError (Int32 errorCode,... Read more

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Hi, I have several problems but I'm going to assume you only want to take them on one at a time. So that's what we'll do.
 
I'm using Windows 7 Pro, SP1. 2Gb Ram...wait, I have tool for this.
 
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU     E7500  @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1993 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel® Q45/Q43 Express Chipset, 772 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114370 MB, Free - 50765 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 61 MB; F: Total - 152588 MB, Free - 24790 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3048h, MXL0190NY3
Antivirus: Panda Free Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

 
More and more lately, I get hung up in both Firefox 36 and Opera 29. It's usually when I have a few tabs open and have been running it for a while. That's to be expected, I should close and reopen every 20 minutes at the very least, I suppose. Annoying, but not to the point of driving me insane as this freeze does. I've been on XP for most of my computer-using life, and on it Task Manager ruled the land. So I kept it up. As soon as I star my computer, I start it up with it. It's good to have if you run across a site trying to install a virus or whatever should you catch something fishy before your anti-virus does.
 
But with Win7 Pro, when the computer freezes up, so does task manager. I have to control-alt-delete to either get task manager up, or sometim... Read more

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to Bleeping Computer infantedegracia  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 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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From what I see your bios might need updating!

A:PC freezing randomly and frequently

Do you think updating my BIOS will help with freezing? Do you mean my motherboard BIOS? Sorry for asking dumb questions, but am I able to update my BIOS without a floppy disk drive (my PC did not come with one).

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Hi..I use Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 and all the drivers updated to date. My taskbar freezes frequently..when this happens, I cannot click on the taskbar or start button..but will be able to rightclick on the screen and do a refresh..the only workaround I do is to alt+tab and open the task manager..kill the explorer.exe process and re-open again..then it works fine..I have been having this problem oflate and is annoying...Please advise if there is any permanent fix to this problem..My system (laptop) specs..

Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 X86
Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
2 GB DDR II RAM
NVIDIA 8600M GS Graphics

Thanks,
Kowshik
 

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Hi all,

Hurts my pride to ask for help with computer based problems seeing as I am a CSE major but this might call for drastic measures. In the past week I've been noticing that my laptop has been freezing quite frequently. Sometimes on boot it freezes right when the desktop appears and I cannot click any buttons. If I somehow make it past that point then it usually freezes within thirty minutes of use. Through safe mode I've tried MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware - but they both did not pick up anything. I also run avast regularly on my machine and a scan there brought up nothing. I also today ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool and it didn't pick up any problems.

I was starting to think it was maybe a Memory problem or something else hardware related, but I have never encountered a freeze in safe mode so I figured that that would eliminate that choice. Outside of MalwareBytes and SAS, I wasn't too positive what tools would be needed to root out the cause of my freezing issues. I'm not too positive if I could have registry problems or how to go about fixing them.

Am I infected?
Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and I'll be checking my phone regularly so hopefully I can stay on top of this topic!

Thanks bleepingcomputer community!

A:Computer Freezing Frequently

My name is Pizza and Pepsi. I will try to give you a hand and help you solve the problem.Lets run Security Check.Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop.* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!! Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants. Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator. If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). Click the Start Scan button. Do not use the computer during the scan If the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit. If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options. Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process. Note: If Cure is not an option, Skip instead, do not choose Delete unless instructed. A log... Read more

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I've been having an issue with my computer for the past 2 years now where the applications and everything in the background freezes but my mouse, and it has recently gotten worse to the point where it sometimes freezes everything. I was thinking it could be hard drive failures, but I have no idea.

Specs:
Windows 10 Home
GPU: GTX 750Ti (Upgraded from a 650 but I still had the issue)
CPU: AMD FX-6300
Some random 1TB Toshiba Hard Drive
Kingston 120GB SSD
 

A:Computer Freezing Frequently

Yes, it could be a hard drive failing and it could be a lot of other things as well.
Start by listing your exact system specs; ie exact motherboard, exact ram, exact pw supply, etc, etc. Do not post "500W pw supply" Post the exact brand and model# Do that for ALL of your parts.
 

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Hi BC community,

I'm currently prepping for finals week so it really hurt me this morning to find that my laptop is freezing within a maximum of ten minutes of booting up after a malwarebytes scan which found one threat. After cleaning, my laptop has been nearly unusable. Sometimes it freezes after entering my password to log in and other times freezes anywhere from 5-10 minutes of use. When it freezes I can do absolutely nothing no CTRL ALT DELETE, and I am forced to use a manual shut down with the power button.

I am running Windows 7 Professional and have currently ran a Malwarebytes Full Scan and Avast Full Scan with no results. Also ran CHKDSK and that did not improve my issue either. I'm currently able to run solidly in safe mode. If scans are required I'm not sure if I would be able to run them in a normal boot as the laptop usually freezes before then. I guess my last thought would be I'm not positive if this is hardware or spyware related but I feel as it is most likely the latter.

Thank you for any help in advance I can receive as I'm not very good with freezing computer issues! Also I guess of note if whoever ends up helping me if anyone does, if you could specify if I should be attempting to do the tasks in normal mode or just go ahead and do them in Safe Mode w/ Networking.

Thanks!

EDIT: Just a thought, not sure if System Restoring would of any use so since I do have a restore point saved as of 2/22.

A:Computer freezing frequently

Hi,After performing these scans, enter the results in your next post and also update me on the status of the PC.Note: You may have to perform some or all of the following in Safe Mode With Networking, depending on if you have internet access while in the normal Windows environment.================================================================================Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.================================================================================Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)In the Main Menu, click the P... Read more

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Hi,

My 3.5 years old HP laptop (Core i7 2670QM @2.2 GHz, 4GB RAM, 1GB AMD graphics, Windows 8.1 x64) has been freezing a lot since past few weeks. Initially it was always freezing while using Chrome with flash content. I had to always restart thru power button. Lately, it is freezing more frequently.
Last week, it started automatic start up repair with Disk checking stuck at 57% and rebooting to loop.

I reinstalled Windows 8.1 after formatting HDD. But now it is still freezing.

Task manager shows Disk around 100% most of the time (even when nothing is running).
Chkdsk says no error.

I guessed HDD problem, so ran Hitachi WinDriveFitnessTest. On ext test, ReadErrorCheck - Pass, SmartSelfTest - Fail - Read Element Failure.

I ran Speed Fan SMART analysis. Below is the result:

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Troubled attributes:
Attribute Airflow Temperature failed in the past. Its current value is 58, the worst value was 40 and the threshold is 45. According to the manufacturer, this is an advisory condition.

SERIOUS ISSUE : your hard disk has 14432 (it was 14368 30 mins. ago) reallocated sectors. Hard disks do have spare sectors (usually from 256 up to 2560) used to replace bad ones. This remapping operation is transparent to the end user. Anyway, this can lead to degraded performances (because remapped sectors are in different places of the disk than the original ... Read more

A:Laptop freezing frequently (most probably due to bad HDD)

"your hard disk has 14432 (it was 14368 30 mins. ago) reallocated sectors" - means the drive is dead if correct. Though, no idea why SMART shows only 19.

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Hello,

Firstly I'd like to apologise if this isn't in the correct forum, I believe that vista problems is most probably the most logical option for my problem.

My explorer.exe often freezes and sometimes disappears, normally when it freezes I click it repeatedly for the restart box to appear and that normally does the trick, but I would like to have to no do this all the time. I will follow on after stating my problem with all the information about my laptop that you require. I have a touch pad on my laptop which enables me to "Quickplay" a DVD with all the play/pause/stop buttons and it also has volume control options. I have found that the majority of the time that it is when I have changed the volume that the explorer.exe freezes, but it hasn't been like this from the beginning, so I do no believe that this is the real reason behind the problem.

Here is all the information I suspect would help you in identifying my problem.

Manufacturer: Hwelett-Packard
Model: HP Pavillion dv6799ee Notebook PC
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.00GB
System type: 32-bit Operating System
OS: Vista SP1

I have had the laptop for around 3-4 months.

hope this helps! thanks

A:explorer.exe freezing frequently.

Have you updated the drivers?

When you say explorer freezes, does that mean you can bring up task manager via ctrl+alt+del?

If so, bring up Task manager, goto processes, right click explorer and hit the Create Dump File option. Zip up the dump it creates and send it over.

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Hi, I'm new to this forum but hopefully you can help me. I've spent hours on my own trying to resolve this issue. Here's what is happening. When I sign on to the internet I get a connection, but then the computer freezes. The home page does not completely load and I can't get task manager or anything else to pop up. I can move the cursor it just won't let anything load. I have netzero dial up (dial up is only choice where I live). I have talked to Dell (new computer purchased in Decemember) and AOL (previous IP thought maybe that was the problem and switched to Netzero), no help. This problem happens frequently but not everytime. All my spyware detectors and Anti-virus programs come back clean. This is very frustrating. I'm posting my log to see if that helps and also let me know anything else I should do. Thanks for your advice. (Also when I finally do disconnect from the internet after this problem occurs, I often cannot load any other programs. I reboot and then I seem to be okay with things other than internet)

Thanks for you help! Lanette
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:54:05 PM, on 2/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Hello and Welocme to TSF!! All apologies for the delay.


Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below. Also if you have any programs that may prevent system changes (like Spybot's TeaTimer program, Ad-aware's Ad-Watch, and others), make sure you disable them before doing any of the fixes (or accept the changes for the fix we give you when asked by the programs).

Go to My Computer->Tools (or View)->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders (it's Show all files for Windows 98).
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Make sure you downloaded, installed, updated and ran these programs (run in Safe Mode) already - Ad-aware, Spybot and Ewido (only if you have Windows 2000 or XP). If you didn't, do them now. For more information, go to http://www.greyknight17.com... Read more

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So here's my problem, I recently bought NEW comp parts after I fried my old 939 Motherboard. It ran well for a while then I started to play Guild Wars because my friend wants me to play, but when I log in the sound stays on one beat repeats itself rapidly and stops and my entire screen just freezes, I had no other choice but to restart, I then cotnacted Guild Wars tech support and they suggested I should run the guildwars problem with -image in the end which allows me to download all the images, I left it on all night long to have all 11,000+ files. The next day my Guild Wars issue isn't fixed but then when I played some videos and music the same result will occur even without Guild Wars running....it then began to freeze sometimes when windows loads and I end up restarting it again at times I can leave it on for the whole day and not touch it and it will be fine, but when I start it up and start a program, BAM freeze. My friend suggested all these problems that can occur like my power supply I bought a new one and still same results....can anyone please help me decifer the problem? I really don't want to take it in for a diagnostic becuase the professionals I take it to charge too much.

My specs are as follows:
AMD 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.60 GHz
MSI K9A2 CF AMD 790X
Corsair XMS 2GB DDR2 800 PC6400
PNY Verto GeForce 8500GT

PLEASE I'M IN NEED OF SERIOUS HELP OF THIS PROBLEM! Thanks!
 

A:Computer freezing frequently, help

If it's when you start running a program then try running a memory test either one of these will do
Memtest86 - http://www.memtest.org/
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
Post back after you've done this with the results.
 

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My laptop is freezing up on me. When this happens the keys and mouse do not work. If I am listening to music when this happens, the sounds are slowed down and drawn out. I do not have a virus and it is not an overheating issue. Could someone please help me. Thanks

A:Hi my laptop is freezing frequently.

Hi, Shutdown the notebook.  Tap away at f10 as you start the notebook to enter the bios menu.  Under the Advanced or Diagnostic tab you should find the facility to run tests on both the Hard Drive and Memory.  Post back with the details of any error messages. If both the above tests pass, try the following. From the Start Menu, open All Programs, open Accessories, right click the Command Prompt and select 'Run as Administrator'.  In to the prompt type the following command and hit enter. sfc /scannow                 ( note that there is a space between sfc and the / ) Let the process complete, then type exit and hit enter. Next, click the Start Menu, click Computer, left click Local Disc C once to highlight it, right click Local Disc C and select Properties.  Click the Tools tab and then click the button to 'Check the Drive for Errors'.  In the following window make sure both boxes are ticked and then click Start.  Part of this process will require a restart to check the drive.?Regards, DP-K

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Hi,It appears I somehow deactivated my touchpad or something along those lines as my mouse pointer/cursor has completely disappeared? It was working fine yesterday, and I think the only thing that might have triggered this is that I accidentally pressed some keys (unsure of which ones, so I don't even know how to reverse it). I've tried restarting, as well as looked through some of the mouse/touchpad settings to no avail. If anyone can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it (I'm currently relying on my fingers and the touchscreen which isn't as convenient)

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hello and help!
My computer has been locking up and becoming unresponsive more and more to the point where I can't even use it to make this post. It started a few weeks ago, where google chrome would have a little 'lag' and briefly say (not responding) in the title bar but then it would work again. Then it started totally locking up when watching Hulu (screen would freeze/go black or white but audio would continue, computer was totally unresponsive), to the point where I would have to hold down the power button to manually shut it down (although I could sometimes open the start menu and select shut down, it wouldn't do anything). Sometimes a window would pop up saying "Microsoft Windows: the application is not responding. The program may respond again if you wait. Do you want to end this process?" but no matter if I clicked end process or cancel, nothing would happen.  Now it freezes all the time with seemingly no trigger - I could be looking at the Internet, it could just be sitting there idle. In the last few days it's become so frequent that it's within ten minutes of rebooting (by manually holding the power button). At these times the mouse will still move but won't affect anything. 
 
I ran malwarebytes and it came back clean. I tried to run ccleaner but it kept getting hung up on cleaning the chrome cache and my computer would freeze. I tried to uninstall chrome but it kept freezing. I tried to run chkdsk in safe mode and it froze.  
 
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Hello! I've been having difficulty with my laptop for a few months now. It's running with Windows XP Media Center Edition.

For the past few months, its been very slow to load up when I turn it on, Firefox (or Explorer when I rarely use it) takes extraordinarily long to start up, and it frequently crashes. I have Photoshop 7.0, and I generally have to close Firefox before opening it, otherwise one or both will crash. In general, programs crash or freeze very often. Sometimes they'll just close with no warning. When I have folders open, they almost always close with no warning. My computer also isn't staying logged in to most sites, my banking website has even said it doesn't recognize this computer a few times, which worries me.

Selecting Restart inevitably takes forever before my computer actually restarts. Pulling my computer out of Standby or Hibernation also can take forever. Opening new programs is always an issue, though. If I dare to click anywhere after opening something new (Firefox, Photoshop, Explorer, etc. ), it will freeze and sometimes cause the whole computer to freeze as well.

I regularly run (and update) Ad-Aware 7.0, but if it finds anything it never seems to be much problem. I have AVG free and Windows Defender running in the background all the time. I had SpyBot, but read a lot of conflicting opinions on it, so I deleted it recently. I used to have LimeWire and uTorrent, but I hadn't used either in a long time, so I delete... Read more

A:Programs closing and freezing frequently

Bump. I know it might not seem really important, but it's been plaguing my computer for quite awhile and is only getting worse.
 

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I'm pretty happy with the X1 carbon (1st gen) that I own, except for this annoying issue. The laptop completely freezes frequently for tens of seconds up to a minute. While it's doing that, the hard drive LED is active. Freezing means that you cannot move your mouse. Sound sometimes continues. I observed the issue first on Linux, but I installed Windows later, and the issue persisted. Of course I ran diagnostics, updated BIOS and SDD Firmware, but nothing helps. Now I'm wondering: Since diagnostics doesn't reveal an issue, I need to replace hardware. But which one? Would you rather replace the main board, or the SDD? I understand the latter requires a special format, which is quite costly. So I'd like to take the right decision. Thanks very much!

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Hi, Been reading through different threads on Vista issues. I saw instructions for the BSOD info necessary to figure what the problem is/lives on the computer. This is new territory for me - going beyond what AVG will fix. Doing anything beyond this feels like looking under the hood of the car...some things look familiar but I would never attempt to mess with them.

When the 'spinning blue circle' gets stuck for a couple of minutes, then I get a dark blue screen, hit Cntrl/Alt/Del about three times to no avail, I finally hold down the Off button (5 seconds to take effect). I've had to do this 15 - 20 times this week. Don't know what started it this issue of getting stuck. I don't play games or watch movies on the computer. I do some facebook, Picasa, iTunes, some You tube, etc.

Where to start? Have run Glary Utilities, AVG.

Thank you.

A:Windows Vista Freezing Frequently

Hi

Can you provide more information about your hardware
make and model of your computer
if custom build then list all the parts

Did you change anything before this issue started? like uninstalled a program or driver or windows update ?

Is there any errors you get when you get dark blue screen?

When was the last time you ran updates for windows?
When was the last time you updated your motherboard drivers?

Is this a desktop or laptop? When was the last time you cleaned it up of all the dust that gets built in it?

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