Computer siezes up

  machins 07:39 16 Jul 2009

I have an Acer computer running Adobe CS3
Just recently the machine keeps seizing up when I am in the middle of working on something. The curser does not move (The mouse has no effect) and all I can do is force a shut down and restart.
All is well for a while and then it happens again.
Any ideas on this please?

  gigagiggles 08:13 16 Jul 2009


generally speaking, i would start with the ram, hard drive and then video card. either they have or are developing faults. or they are succumbing to the demands you are putting them through. that is generally speaking.

if you provide the systems specifications of your acer, we might be able to narrow our list of the usual suspects, heat buildup being the primary.

  Technotiger 08:41 16 Jul 2009

Or it could simply be that your mouse needs a new battery.

  machins 09:01 16 Jul 2009

Thanks for your help, but the culprit was a USB hub.
I have now swapped to another one and all is well. We live and learn as they say.

  Technotiger 09:55 16 Jul 2009

Fine - thanks for your feedback.

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