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WEIRD errors happening

Last response: in Windows 7
May 10, 2012 2:30:45 AM

So I'm not sure exactly how to describe what is happening. I built this computer myself. (Don't think listing the parts is necessary for this problem/solution)

Basically, I'll be browsing the net, or even just doing homework on word or excel, and the computer will start to act funky. First it will freeze, from 5 - 30 seconds, mouse doesn't move, can't ctrl alt dlt, can't alt f4, nothin. When things snap back out of freeze mode, sometimes the mouse icon gets all funky, like normally if a hyperlink is hovered over it turns into a hand right? well it'll be a I cursor or it might be an old school looking hand that's all 8 bit.

It will freeze again, and usually the 2nd time it wont come undone and I usually reset my computer at this point.

What the HECK is going on folks?

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a b $ Windows 7
May 10, 2012 3:05:00 AM

did you check your monitor if he set back to the 8 bits
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a b $ Windows 7
May 10, 2012 3:16:53 AM

i would also do a good virus and malwarebytes test
May 10, 2012 3:21:02 AM

Done and done :(  nothing to report.
May 10, 2012 3:21:58 AM

Windows 7 home premium
6.1.7601 service pack 1 build 7601
BIOS version/date American Megatrends Inc. v1.11, 4/14/2011
SMBIOS version 2.7
8gigs ddr3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560ti

System temps are fine.

I just have spybot and avg are those sufficient? I also have cc cleaner.

Computer has not been having this specific problem since day 1, been up about a year now, various little problems have come and gone, this one has stuck for 2 months now.
a b $ Windows 7
May 10, 2012 3:35:12 AM

Download something like Kaspersky Rescue Disc, burn it and boot it. Clean the crap out of your system that standard antimalware cannot find.
May 10, 2012 3:36:20 AM

wait wait, can you please explain that? Idk what youre talking about. Please explain in detail for a novice.
May 10, 2012 4:12:46 AM

Bump plz someone
a b $ Windows 7
May 10, 2012 4:58:51 AM

if you have a seagate drive download seatools and see if your hard drive is having any issues. also burn a bootable copy of memtest and run it over night. also check what plugged into your usb ports. sometimes with a keybord and a hub or ipad or iphone you can pull to much power out of one set of usb ports and cause lock up. if you have another keyboard and mouse try swapping them and see if the mouse or keyboard was causing the lock ups.
May 10, 2012 5:12:10 AM

I have a MAXTOR hdd, what is memtest and what does it do? It's not my keyboard or mouse, ive tried that route. I do have an error in device manager says I dont have a USB controller installed...?
May 10, 2012 6:12:42 PM

You guys are super helpful. Thanks.
a b $ Windows 7
May 10, 2012 6:25:01 PM

if your missing drivers go to your vendor mb web page and download them.if your mb uses the intel chipset the newer ones are called intell chipset drivers. on intel web page. memtest is a program that check for bad spots on ram sticks. it run simple but slow tests looking for bad bits.
a b $ Windows 7
May 10, 2012 6:46:05 PM

Hi, to me it looks like a virus.

Boot in safe mode with networking and download malware bytes, scan for virus.

spybot alone might not find it.

I know there more and more rootkits out there so you might want to check with kapersky tdss killer, hitman pro for starters.

What you anti-virus ?

You might want to check what mouse pointer is configured (in control pannel - mouse option)

Good luck