I have a desktop computer running Windows 7 32-bit. I always shut it down at night and turn it on every morning. Recently, for the past 3 days so far, it's been freezing in the morning, like as soon as I try to use anything, where only the mouse can move, but clicking on anything just causes it to freeze up too, and I know from experience, as well as testing it again, that when it acts like this, I must manually force a restart by pressing in the restart button, because there's no other way out: ctrl alt del and ctrl alt esc won't work, and I won't be able to access the Restart option myself because of the freezing, and it won't unfreeze even if left alone for 15min. What ends up happening is that it works dandy after a forced restart, so my only guess so far is that my computer recently adapted the behavior of not liking being woke up (I can relate), so it freezes the first time it's turned on, but once I manually restart it, it acts fine, because it's already been turned on and just needed a fresh restart to get going normally. But it's an inconvenience to have to restart the computer every time I turn it on for the first time that day--a forced manual restart, no less--before being able to use it. Is there any reason my computer adapted this behavior recently? My anti-virus, AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, may have updated itself a few days ago, when the issue started happening, but I assume that's only a coincidence, not the cause. I don't remember any other software changes (or hardware) recently.
Edited by andrewset, 29 October 2010 - 11:08 AM.