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Glitches, freezing, ctl alt del won't work


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#1 hishaamsiddiqi

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:16 PM

Hello!

I have recently noticed a few new glitches on my Gateway laptop, running on Windows Vista, the laptop is only two years old. I haven't installed anything new, and have been running a consistent anti-virus and spyware program for a while now, so I can't possibly think of an external cause for these glitches other than the laptop itself possibly just going haywire.

Symptoms:

1) The laptop will function properly, but if it is idle long enough for the screen to turn off for power save mode, upon reusing the laptop everything will be frozen and none of the programs will work. Ctrl alt delete does not work in this instance. The only option is to hold down the power button and improperly turn off.
2) Occasionally, while simply browsing different sites on the web, the laptop again will freeze, and ctrl alt delete does not work. Will have to once again improperly turn off.

Other than those two 'freezing' instances, ctrl alt delete works. It simply stops working when the computer freezes which is usually after reusing it from when it has been idle, or randomly during normal computer use (less frequent.) The freezing is not total, the mouse still moves, but any clicking or keys are unresponsive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:14 PM

Have you run a chkdsk yet?

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:32 AM

I just did that disk check, I don't think it found any problems...
I've been using my laptop for five minutes since then, so it's too early to detect any remaining symptoms.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:25 AM

Possible overheating?

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:38 PM

Maybe, maybe not. My laptop is always on a desk with plenty of room for cooling.




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