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Anonymous
August 4, 2005 10:28:06 PM

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Hi, I've been having some problems with windows (xp pro) lately. It freezes
from time to time when I'm using some program, usually a small one (though,
it never happens twice with the same proggie, like I said, completely
random), 'cause I've never had this problem with, say, photoshop, photopaint,
or any games i play for that matter. I've scanned my computer for spyware and
viruses - nothing's come up. All my hardware is working at default speeds,
nothing's overclocked. I've upgraded my psu few days ago (bought a chieftec
360-202df) so I know its not psu related, or at least i hope it isn't... I've
checked temperatures, they look like this: mainboard chip ~32C, processor
~40C, gpu core ~50C. Maybe reinstalling Windows will help, but I want to wait
with that until I get a new hdd :\ So, I've no idea what might be causing the
problem, but i hope one of you gurus will be able to help me TIA

I forgot to describe what the freezes look like... When a freeze occurs
Windows stops responding to keyboard/mouse clicks but I can still move the
cursor around the screen. After a few seconds the cursor freezes also. Half a
minute later Windows starts responding again (sometimes screen goes black for
like a second when this happens) and everything's alright:\ Usually there's a
graphic artefact instead of an icon left on the screen.

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Anonymous
August 5, 2005 6:41:21 AM

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I cant help, but im having EXACTLY the same problems after updating to the
latetst windows updates, ny computer stops responding, then after say 30
seconds my mouse stops, theres a single bleep and thats it... puter is
absolutely frozen. I have not had this problem till after i installed the
latest installer from the update site. it can be days between freeze ups, so
no idea what causes it.

Andy

"fufula" <fufula@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:89FD0DAA-797D-4751-919A-EF44BED10962@microsoft.com...
> Hi, I've been having some problems with windows (xp pro) lately. It
> freezes
> from time to time when I'm using some program, usually a small one
> (though,
> it never happens twice with the same proggie, like I said, completely
> random), 'cause I've never had this problem with, say, photoshop,
> photopaint,
> or any games i play for that matter. I've scanned my computer for spyware
> and
> viruses - nothing's come up. All my hardware is working at default speeds,
> nothing's overclocked. I've upgraded my psu few days ago (bought a
> chieftec
> 360-202df) so I know its not psu related, or at least i hope it isn't...
> I've
> checked temperatures, they look like this: mainboard chip ~32C, processor
> ~40C, gpu core ~50C. Maybe reinstalling Windows will help, but I want to
> wait
> with that until I get a new hdd :\ So, I've no idea what might be causing
> the
> problem, but i hope one of you gurus will be able to help me TIA
>
> I forgot to describe what the freezes look like... When a freeze occurs
> Windows stops responding to keyboard/mouse clicks but I can still move the
> cursor around the screen. After a few seconds the cursor freezes also.
> Half a
> minute later Windows starts responding again (sometimes screen goes black
> for
> like a second when this happens) and everything's alright:\ Usually
> there's a
> graphic artefact instead of an icon left on the screen.
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