I've seen this occasionally on systems at work - and it's a genuine pain.
Generally it's due to either 1) problems with your graphics drivers or 2) problems with the use of resources on your system. But it can also be due to problems with your graphics hardware.
So, the first step would be to uninstall your graphics drivers and install the latest certified version from the manufacturer of your video chipset (nVidia, ATI, Intel, SiS, etc)
Then, go to Start and type in "eventvwr" (without the quotes) and press Enter. In the window that opens, click on System in the left hand pane - then review the log file (in the right hand pane) for errors. Then do the same thing for the Application category (checking for errors).
Let us know the results of what you find and we can work from there.
While waiting on this, you can also use your Task Manager to see if there's any issues that stand out. Right click on the Task Bar and select "Task Manager". When it opens, click on the Processes tab. Keep an eye on CPU and Memory statistics when this happens to see if anything jumps out at you (FYI - if you double click on the CPU or Memory tab, it'll sort the columns according to that heading's utilization).
Edited by usasma, 13 July 2008 - 07:49 AM.
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