Just lately, my mouse cursor will all of a sudden freeze up, for about 5 seconds and then start moving again. But it then starts changing cursor shapes...goes from pointer to text entry then changes to a horizontal text entry. It also seems to have a red shadow around it when it starts doing this. I also notice my keyboard freezes up...can't change Num Lock, Scroll Lock or Cap lights.
I started looking in the event viewer to see what was going on during this time and it seems that event viewer always has the same Error:
Event ID: 14
.....source nvlddmkm cannot be found.
When this happens, I try to log off out of my user account but the issue seems to stay with me back into the login screen because it doesn't come back up...the screen just goes blank and then the monitor goes into a sleep mode, (I/O button on monitor starts flashing.) At this point I'm locked out and must push the computers start button to shut down power. Of course when I reboot, I'm presented with the Windows Error Recovery screen.
I also noticed that now when I log back into my user account, the HD light stays on steadily for a long time and everything loads slowly. I have CCleaner running at startup and it takes 5 minutes to even start the cleaning process. Once things are back up, eveything seems fine until the mouse starts freaking out again.
I just pulled my CPU fan off and cleaned out the cooling tower fins. I pulled out the graphics card and blew the cooling fans on that clean and also pulled out the power supply unit and blew it out real good. I've turned my 4 case fans up to highest setting and checked my temps in bios before loading windows again....everything is cool but it still freaks out.