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barlette

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I am new to this site.....I have Dell Demension 3000, operating system is XP. I have 80gig hard drive and 1 ram. My problem is I just reformatted because my mouse and keyboard would freeze after a few minutes of use, now it's still doing the same thing. What could be causing this problem, any help would be appreciated.

Edited by barlette, 31 May 2012 - 11:17 AM.

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Seems like a rather drastic measure to take because your mouse and keyboard were freezing. Need some info.


Do you have an installation disk ?

Did you try checking other things before you reformatted ?

Are the keyboard and mouse USB ?

What type of virus software do you use ?

Edited by ron_cron, 31 May 2012 - 05:43 PM.

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Hi ...yes I have an installation disk, the mouse and keyboard are not USB and I'm using AVG....since posting this my power supply has burnt out...could this have been causing the problem? I have ordered one should arrive in couple weeks. I am using my laptop for now. Thank you for any help.
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:welcome: barlette
Yes a failing PSU can cause all sorts of unusual behavior from your PC, see explanation below;

As a PSU puts out various voltages +3.3V, +5V and +12V it may appear that the PSU is working correctly but it is not, any significant drop of any output can prevent the system from booting up, the other scenario is a significant increase in the output which can be worse as it can fry one or more major components such as the MB, CPU, Ram, add on video card etc.
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Thank you for your reply, I'm hoping everything is ok when I replace the PSU....fingers crossed :)
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Thanks for the update, good luck and let us know how it goes.
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