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drtracr16

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Im having a problem with Windows Vista. I have being trying to find
an answer in the forums but have not.
While I'm surfing the net, all of a sudden my computer will freeze up. The
mouse will move the arrow around but when I click nothing happens. I know its
not the mouse, I can hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete to open up a box with several
options such as, Log Off, Switch Users, Task Manager, and a couple more
options that I cant remember. I will click on task manager and it will flash
like it's going to open then disappears but no task manager. I click on start
and the only thing that will come up is Windows update, Set Defaults, and one
other option that I cant remember . No Programs, Documents, Settings, Search,
Help or Run. At the top of the page on my toolbars, File, Edit, View,
Favorites, and Help is gone also. So I end up hitting Ctrl-Alt-Delete again
and chose to log off. When it starts back up everything is back, task manager
working and no problems.
My System is a: Inspiron 531,Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (2.60GHz, 512Kx2), 320GB
Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive (7200RPM),16X DVD+/-RW Drive, Vista Home Premium from
the factory, I have had it about 3 weeks and it has froze up about 10 times
already. Im not sure if I need to add anything else that it came with. Thanks
for anyone's help!
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Jacee

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Type eventvwr in 'run' or start >search window. See what issues are causing the "hung app"...freezing.
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You can get file, edit, view favorites, etc.. under the address bar by pressing the left Alt button.
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Something is "Hogging" your processor.
I had a problem one time, everything was lagging and freezing up. I got into the task manager to see what I could find. My CPU was, of course, maxed out. I found a process hogging everything. "Startup.exe" or something like that, was still running when it shouldn't have been. I ended it, and have not had a problem since. So for some reason, at that time, it just didn't end when it was supposed to.
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