I'm having a very strange freezing problem with my computer that I cannot trace the source of.
Here's the deal. On many occasions, my computer just locks up. For no reason. I can reproduce the error in three separate ways, but none of which (that I can see anyway) are connected. The freezing is also not total, as in I can move the mouse about, but not click on anything, and if there's music playing in the background it will loop (I have heard ranges of only a few tenths of a second to ~2 seconds), but if I click too many times (or too rapidly, I haven't determined this yet) the cursor locks up as well. But as far as I can tell, if I do not click, the cursor still moves around the screen. I have left the computer for ~45 mins after the initial lock-up to find the cursor still able to move as long as I do not click too much.
As for the reproducibility, these are the three ways:
- Downloading anything with utorrent (however just having the program idling in the background doesn't cause any lock-ups)
- Connecting my BlackBerry to the computer using the USB cable (it's not been connected before and tries to install drivers and then freezes)
- Bulk transferring music onto my USB memory stick using foobar2000
About the computer: ~4 months old, I built it myself to a high spec. i5 750 processor. 4GB DDR3 RAM. GTX275 GPU. It runs Win7 x64 Home Premium. Running Avast! antivirus which has not detected any malware problems, and neither has Norton online scan.
Many thanks for any help guys
Edited by AliL, 16 August 2010 - 06:07 PM.