| | Re: Mouse freezes, HD spins....
On 10/25/2011 5:11 PM, ABC wrote:
> Intel Core duo E4500 2.2G
> Asus P5GC MX/GBL--2G RAM
> running XP sp2
> Reliable old machine but recently the cursor would just freeze
> randomly. During the freeze I notice that the HD spins continuously.
> After a few seconds everything goes back to normal.
> (Just found out that when it freezes it is not just the cursor, the
> whole system freezes. But it recovers, all the typings are
> "updated"---i.e. the machine remembers what I typed during the
> any clue?
Have you done the 'usual' stuff yet?
1) Physically cleaned out the accumulated crap out of all the heatsinks,
fans, nooks, crannies, etc? It's amazing how many pooter problems are
caused by this.
2) Removed and reseated all cards, memory sticks, and major cables a
couple of times?
Even if this didn't cure it (and it often cures the "random freeze"
problem), it's just good preventative maintenance.
"**** this is it, all the pieces do fit.
We're like that crazy old man jumping
out of the alleyway with a baseball bat,
saying, "Remember me mother****er?"
Jim “Dandy” Mangrum