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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
eMailing yesterday, then the cursor vanished and whole screen seemed to freeze. Nothing shifted it, even Ctrol,Alt.delete. Had to just re-start computer, lost the e mail and had to do it again.

Not the first time it has happened, seems to happen every few weeks without warning. Daily virus scans etc. Increased memory capacity few months back because was running slow - much improved now.

Use wireless keyboard and mouse (MS one), resetting changes nothing. Seems to be an odd isolated problem.............anyone diagnose why please
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Have you replaced batteries in your keyboard? Could be a factor...
Other than that...:? :thinking: Im lost...
#2
I have experienced this just a glich in the computer running as far as I know also do you sometimes find your cursor jumps away from where you are pointing?
#3
tonyd19565
I have experienced this just a glich in the computer running as far as I know also do you sometimes find your cursor jumps away from where you are pointing?

yes that happens to me alot I get random freezes too I just put it down to 'one of those things' and wait it out
#4
Could it be the placement of the receiver?? You could try moving it to a different position....hth
#5
Wait it out...makes no difference. Stays the same hrs later. If it was the batteries, it normally gives a warning, saying replace.

Why does it only happen in e mails, now word docs.....odd

As I said, the only thing that seems to work is restarting the puter and losing what I have done GGRRR
#6
If this happens again, use keyboard shortcuts.
ctrl+s = save
alt+f4 = close, if you're in outlook or express or word etc it will prompt to save before closing.

Not really a fix, but saves loss of work.

All the shortcuts are offce/MS products wide. Beware, IE will just close with alt+f4 without warning :)

I'd still go for new batteries, just to eliminate
#7
boydent999
If this happens again, use keyboard shortcuts.
ctrl+s = save alt+f4 = close, if you're in outlook or express or word etc it will prompt to save before closing. Not really a fix, but saves loss of work.
All the shortcuts are offce/MS products wide. Beware, IE will just close with alt+f4 without warning :) I'd still go for new batteries, just to eliminate


Nope, keyboard and mouse both become inactive. No life unless I restart computer. odder and odder
#8
[SIZE=2]Do you keep a lot of e-mail in your Outlook Express or delete and compress folders regularly?[/SIZE]
#9
Quite good at deleting. Often asks me to archive (which I do), is that the same as compressing?

Considering moving to Google mail, if I can manage it.

I have MS outlook
#10
Could be a overheating problem causing your GFX card to crash - happened to me a few times when I was overclocking my card too much.
Come to think of it it could also be your new RAM playing up causing memory corruption and system hangs.
#11
MoneySavingG
Could be a overheating problem causing your GFX card to crash - happened to me a few times when I was overclocking my card too much.
Come to think of it it could also be your new RAM playing up causing memory corruption and system hangs.


:-D Could somebody please translate...please

No idea what GFX card is...I don't think I have got one of those:thinking:
#12
Sorry lol. GFX = graphics card

Basically it sounds like your PC is overheating causing a crash. This could be down to a few things unfortunately - lack of airflow in the case, a dodgy graphics card/memory, not enough power being supplied by the PSU (power supply unit which you plug the kettle lead into)
As it only happens very infrequently it would also be hard to diagnose exactly what part is playing up - but as you changed your RAM recently that would my first guess.

HTH

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