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You all have no idea how much time I spent tearing this thing apart, cleaning, replacing cables, running diag's on everything .. Previously I had 80 gb harddrive and then I upgraded it to 320 gb. It is a dual boot running Windows XP Pro and Mandrake 10.1. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. http://midsolutions.org/xp-pro/xp-pro-locking-computer.html

The screen freezes, the keyboard is completely unresponsive (including... If so find Tools menu and Internet Options. vBulletin v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc. I see a format coming in the very near future.

I'll keep you updated, Cheers. Provide full windows version info, for example: MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader, Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc Scroll down and See if the screensaver/standby mode is set to kick in at 10 minutes.

NutWrench10-28-2003, 05:44 PMI would look into your power-saving settings, like SpaceDog suggested. General Discussion Hard drive light stays on and computer freezes randomly in windows 7I am little bit worried about my harddrive. No control alt delete, only way to fix it is to cut the power. I can keep the machine stable for a 24-36hrs usually (once I can manage to get it stable that is) 2.

voltaire10-27-2003, 06:29 PMDo yo have virus scanning set to background scan when the PC is idle? The mouse will still move for a second or two. Dust really can kill your computer; preventive maintenance would require it to be cleaned thoroughly every six months (and that include all fans!) Quote: Originally Posted by elecjester After tearing the Please try the request again.

The hard drive light always stays in the solid "red" color mode.The noise and the hard drive light staying on are what makes me suspect hardware. Tews View Public Profile Find More Posts by Tews 15 Sep 2011 #4 unifex Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) 789 posts Given that you have two hard drives, I The time now is 09:06. Update your SevenForums System Specs User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) | Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column) To gather info, use SIW or Speccy or

Everything should work fine after the OS re-instalation.Before you re-install the OS.Update the BIOS to latest (if not done already).Latest bios for this board can be downloaded from the following link: So I reset. Other Info Optical Drive:MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ160B ATA Device Also have an Asus ha1002xp netbook with Win 7 Ultimate installed. Also, the screensaver was turned off as part of my troubleshooting.

External HD- Black X dock esata 2TB Seagate, Rosewill USB 3.0 dock 2TB Seagate, Black X esata Seagate 2TB drive. Mice run a direct INTerrupt on the processor, that is why mice increase the CPU load quite vigorously! My System Specs OS Windows 7 CPU AMD Athlon II X3 435 Motherboard Biostar GF8200C-M2 Memory 2GB DDR2 800Mhz Graphics Card 8800GTS 512MB PSU winpower 750W cwright111 View Public Profile Find windows 7 32bit 3gb RAM ATI HD6870 1 320GB western digital HDD 1 500GB western digital HDD ( which i think is causing the problems but its only a year old

Also that /R is going to try and correct any bad sectors, anywhere on your disk, and will put entries into the disks internal tables marking sectors as bad so that Is there anything about using smooth scrolling, if so untick the box. I'm pretty sure that the "Laying Down" bit is unrelated. If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

The mouse will still move for a second or two. Please type your message and try again. There has to be a process running that only kicks in when the PC is idle, but I can't figure out what it is.

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Provide full windows version info, for example: MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader, Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc Scroll down and One would think though that with failing thermal creme, the temp would have skyrocketed, but it didnt seem to raise high enough to set off any alarms. It "loses" the click when trying to select, or drag-and-drop items and works very poorly. Windows 7 Help Forums Windows 7 help and support General Discussion » User Name Remember Me?

Does anyone know of any other XP processes that kick in when idle? When can we expect a new trackpad driver for Boot Camp that works as expected? To my surprise the machine locked up solid again. I'd like to go back to win2k but sadly alot of games nowadays are xp only and even going into vista only soon so ugh).

My System Specs OS Windows 7 CPU AMD Athlon II X3 435 Motherboard Biostar GF8200C-M2 Memory 2GB DDR2 800Mhz Graphics Card 8800GTS 512MB PSU winpower 750W cwright111 View Public Profile Find Nov 8, 2008 5:44 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by sum1else, sum1else Nov 12, 2008 8:19 AM in response to Mark-NC Level 1 (0 points) Nov 12, I wonder how long it is supposed to last. Sjeiz replied Mar 18, 2017 at 9:48 AM Dual Boot XP & 7 flavallee replied Mar 18, 2017 at 9:48 AM Loading...

Can you do anything at all while it is locked-up? Elecjester, I'm looking forward to hear from you as soon as you feel that it is the proper time to do so! 09-16-2007, 11:04 AM #16 elecjester Registered Member Dismiss Notice TechSpot Forums Forums TechSpot Core Build a PC Today's Posts Fresh install of Windows XP freezing upsolid Byshrigs · 5 replies May 12, 2010 I have a PC that I have not put SP2 on the XP install, but otherwise it is fully up-to-date in terms of updates.Suddenly the system is freezing up in XP.

The game I was playing is very graphic intensive (part of the reason I chose it) so it might have been chewing up a large potion of memory that it didnt Fragrant Coit said: ↑ Have you ran Memtest & a Hard Drive Diagnostic? but when playing games goes way way up? (I mean it would make sense to a point, I just feel it would have been doing it at more points is all)