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Intel S1155 Core i5 3570K 3.40Ghz
Gigabyte S1155 ATX GA-Z77X-UD3H-WB
DDR3 8GB (2x4G) Corsair 1600MHz Vengeance CL9 RAM Kit
1TB Seagate 3.5" 7200rpm SATA 6Gb/s HDD (PN ST1000DM003)
ATI 7870 2GB Gigabyte PCIe Video Card GV-R787OC-2GD
650 Watt Corsair HX-650 Modular Power Supply
Microsoft Wired 600 Desktop Keyboard and Mouse
At least 3 - 4 times a day for the past week I've been having some weird issues with my computer. It doesn't matter how power intensive the task is - when I'm on YouTube, on Word or playing some games, my pc tends to freeze.
It isn't the usual "Program is not responding" error, in my case, everything stops working. My keyboard and mouse doesn't work and all I am left is a frozen image of what ever I was doing and I am forced to reboot my computer. This has been happening more and more frequently. What's the matter with it and how do I fix it?
I'm surprised you guys don't know this one!
No, it is not a virus, and not the temps...
You have to set the power profile for the mouse and keyboard.
The mouse and keyboard are automatically shut off "to save power"
This is a long standing bug in windows....I'm shocked you don't know about it already.
Open the hardware profiles. You will notice that the mouse and keyboard have a setting to turn them off, to "save power."
You have to UN-check the box that allows the system to turn them off, and restart the computer for the change to take effect.
This bug shows up on older computers, not all computers...