What happens if you remove the Logitech Mouse?
I am not sure whether it makes a difference. To test I disconnected the logitech mouse for a couple of hours and did not experience any lock ups, but since yesterday I haven't had a lockup with
a logitech mouse either. I am in a 'good period' as I like to say. It would be very strange if this were an issue with the mouse because I've been using it for over a year without any problems. It is genuine plug and play.
The lockups seem sporadic and not related to what I am doing/interface device. Sometimes occurring as soon as Windows starts (e.g you go to Start and it just locks up) and other times within about 10 minutes. There are good periods (when it will never freeze for the whole sessions) and there are bad periods (where it will freeze 3 or more sessions in a row) I could be looking at Event Viewer or browsing the net with either IE7 or Opera and it will just hang. I can open task manager but I cannot recover from that and I have to hold down the power button to switch it off.
Since I performed chkdsk the freezing has only occurred once, but am unsure whether that has solved it bearing in mind it's sporadic nature.
I am not even entirely sure whether those errors in Event Viewer are related to the problem. From my online research it seems freezing may not generate errors in Event Viewer.
Btw - One of the reasons I chose to uninstall Avast last time was that there was, occasionally a yellow warning triangle appearing over its system tray image on startup. After a while these would disappear. It seems that this sluggish startup of its components were a symptom of the problem rather than the cause. I never get software related errors in Event Viewer therefore, I think that whatever is causing this problem is system/hardware related.
I appreciate your continued support because I don't think I have any way to install XP again on this Toshiba R100 Portege notebook.
Edited by ploder, 14 December 2010 - 05:20 AM.