1. I have a slow shutdown time. This started happening after I dusted out my computer with a can of compressed air. I don't think any liquid came out of it, but I could be wrong. The computer still loads up like normal, everything is functional. I'm able to do everything I did before with no problems, so I don't think I damaged any hardware. However, after fixing some stuff up on my computer, I wanted to shut down so I clicked Start -> Shut Down -> Shut Down and the box disappeared. After that, it seemed like the computer wasn't even shutting down at all. I was able to move my mouse, I could open up folders and such, but I was unable to open up the Task Manager or see the properties of my computer. What could be causing such a slow shut down?
2. I sometimes have an unresponsive computer. While I was working on my computer today, sometimes my computer would just freeze and I would still be able to move my mouse around but I was unable to click ANYTHING and I was unable to show my task bar - which auto-hides. So, I tried unplugging and re-plugging my mouse - no luck. I plugged the mouse into my laptop and the mouse was FULLY FUNCTIONAL so I know it's not the mouse. What could be causing the mouse to act up like this?
Known Problems: I do have a "GeForce 8600 GT" and I just found out that I don't have enough power to run it. I can hear the fan of the GPU speed up, but then slows down and fails. My computer then ends up booting from the on-board GPU which is what I needed to do in order for me to work on my computer. I don't know if the insufficient power could be causing this or not.
Sorry for the long post, but I'd really like some tech support on these problems because I want to save some money and not want to buy another computer. But seeing how I've been through A LOT of crap with this computer, I might just end up buying another one anyways.
Thanks in advanced,
Edited by Ragtimesolo, 23 October 2008 - 09:02 PM.