When my computer has been on for an extended period of time (about four hours plus) my computer sort of crashes. I say sort of because it doesn't freeze up and when I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete nothing is reported as 'not responding'. Nor do I get any error messages.
What does happen is that most icons disappear along with the desktop wallpaper. Also the menus don't open properly and everything generally slows down. After a while I can't make sense of anything and have to perform a restart. I thought it was a virus but I've run three scans and nothing. Same with error checks. Anyone had similar problems??? BTW I'm running Windows Me and the only thing I've added recently is the newest version of MSN Messenger.
when you close a window does it appear to stay on screen? and only the active window responds? and if you drag the active window around, it erases everything on screen that passes under it? If this is what's happening to you, then sorry I haven't a clue what it is. It's just happened to me a couple of times before. :S
a software conflict. I use Xara 1.2 quite a lot, every time I close it after use icons get wiped out as the cursor passes over them. There are several other progs that have caused me symptoms like yours. When uninstalled the problems stopped. Check out what you have installed and try to find a link to the use of the prog, and things going wrong. Cheers, whiz...