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What piece of hardware is causing this?


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#1 Zacoru

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 06:40 PM

Recently, I've noticed that my computer will somewhat freeze-up for 10-30 seconds. During this period of time, the following things happen:

Mouse Stops working.

Any sound playing is retriggered(plays what was playing at the time over and over),

Keyboard still works?(Sometimes)

unable to launch programs(including task manager)

unable to close programs

Microphone still works.(USB)

 

This is really confusing me. I'm pretty good about viruses, and am 99% positive it is not a virus.(But I guess you never REALLY know). 

Could someone explain to me potential hardware issues? If you need any other information, please ask!



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:02 PM

When was it last time it was cleaned? 


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:51 PM

It hasn't ever been cleaned. 



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:47 PM

IMO start there, buy a can of air.  Is it a tower or a laptop?


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:50 PM

Ooop's


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:59 PM

It's a tower.



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 07:33 AM

Ok cleaning a tower is pretty straight forward, go onto YouTube type into the search box cleaning your make computer.  Key things make sure power is disconnected and to touch the chassis with your hand to eliminate static.  You do not have to remove components, just get rid of the dust build up. 


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