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July 30, 2005 3:19:04 PM

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Either the cursor disappears from the face of the earth or, if the cursor
stays alive, the screen freezes as if it saw the boogyman. I'm running on
XP pro. I'm cleaning my machine with a spyware doctor, spybot, adaware,
and AVG. Help anyone?
Anonymous
July 30, 2005 10:31:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Could be a hardware problem or overheating. Make sure the fans are
working properly especially on the CPU. Get
Motherboard Monitor. http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311
It checks your temps and Power
Supply Voltages. 12, 5 and 3.3v lines. They shouldnt dip below 5%.
Also, get memtest or MS Ram checking
utility. http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp


"Uzi" <Uzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
> Either the cursor disappears from the face of the earth or, if the cursor
> stays alive, the screen freezes as if it saw the boogyman. I'm running
> on
> XP pro. I'm cleaning my machine with a spyware doctor, spybot,
> adaware,
> and AVG. Help anyone?
Anonymous
July 31, 2005 3:27:33 AM

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Uzi wrote:
> Either the cursor disappears from the face of the earth or, if the
> cursor stays alive, the screen freezes as if it saw the boogyman.
> I'm running on XP pro. I'm cleaning my machine with a spyware
> doctor, spybot, adaware, and AVG. Help anyone?

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Computer freezing randomly? Here are some solutions that might help..

1. Make sure that your fans are working properly. Especially the fan on your
processor's heatsink. The fans should also be dust free as well as all
peripheral cards and the expansion slots themselves. If necessary, remove
the fan and physically clean the blades. The heatsink for your processor
(and the one on your video card if you have one) should also be dust free.

2. Make sure your computer is not in a room that is unusually warm during
the day. If it is hovering around 30°C (86°F), consider moving it to a
different room or find a way to keep the room cooler.

3. Perform a hard drive defrag.

4. Make sure all of your device drivers are up to date. Especially video,
audio, and network drivers.

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Use these spyware scanners to erraticate your spyware problem:
*Make sure you check for spyware definition updates for all of these
scanners before using them.

Spybot Search & Destroy 1.4
http://www.safer-networking.org

Ad-Aware SE 1.06 Personal
http://www.lavasoftusa.com

Spyware Blaster 3.4
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Spy Sweeper 4.0.3 Build 405
http://www.webroot.com

XoftSpy 4.15
http://www.paretologic.com

CWShredder 2.15*
http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_downloa...

* = Use the standalone version of CWShredder.
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