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Spazactaz

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Hi,

Ok I am having a problem... I start my computer, and everything works fine for about 15 or so minutes. Then all of a sudden, NOTHING seems to work. Like it doesn't seem frozen or anything... I move the mouse to go open anything on the desktop... it will change to the hourglass as if it's going to open, then just.. does nothing. Same as if I try to get to the task manager by pressing ctrl+alt+delete, nothing happens. I didn't make any changes either, this just started happening randomly! Any idea what it could be and how I can fix it? It's getting annoying restarting every 15 minutes just to do something. Thanks!
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Could be errors on the C: drive, Spazactaz. Worth a try -- tell Windows to fix them:
1. My Computer->right-click on C: drive icon.
2. Choose 'Properties'
3.Click the 'Tools' tab
4. Click "Check Now" then tick both options.
5. Click "Start" then click "Yes" for a disk-check to run next time Windows is re-started.
6. Re-start Windows and the error-checker will run.

Now for good measure when windows is running again, temporarily disable your antivirus on-access file-checker and run the Disk Defragmenter on all drives/partitions in turn:
Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Defragmenter

Remember to re-enable your antivirus file-checker when defrag is complete. The need to disable it is to prevent it interfering with the defrag process, causing it to continually re-start.
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Thanks.. just tried all that, but I'm not sure that it changed anything. I'm noticing it's always a different time length though. Sometimes it'll be good for 45 minutes... sometimes only 10. The programs are fine until I close out of them too.... like say I was using Windows Media Player.... if the thing happened where everything quits working..... I could still use WMP until I closed out... but then I wouldn't be able to reopen it or anything. It's sooo weird, and I can't figure out what could be wrong.. so annoying! :)
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