Still able to move mouse, windows around, but "Not Responding"
As the topic suggests, I have run into an unusual problem that I have tried to get to the bottom of and am looking for suggestions on what to try next. I am not sure this is a hardware or a software issue but I am leaning towards the later because of the ability to still move things around on screen. I hope I have chosen the right forum to start in. Thanks for your understanding.
What I have noticed is it tends to "soft freeze" after about 15-20 minutes of running. To reiterate, the video still seems unfrozen and I am able to move windows around (sometimes with shadow copies of the window on the desktop). This is often seems to happen when I am doing something in-depth - searching for files, installing/uninstalling software, scandisk/chkdsk.
What I have done so far:
Updated video drivers
Removed HDD and hooked it to another computer, did chkdsk, defrag, virus/malware scan using BitDefender 2012 IS.
Cleaned inside of computer (was very dusty)
Defaulted the CMOS (as part of the bios update)
MemTest x86+ - 3 passes, 0 errors, 1hour, 50minutes.
Foremost I am not posting this thread from the computer in question but I will provide what information I can.
This is not my own computer, it was one I was asked to take a look at for a friend. I am aware there is no active AV/Malware software on the machine right now.
Edited by boopme, 08 September 2012 - 10:14 AM.