windows XP "freezes"

  originalmiscellany 23:06 25 Dec 2004

Installed Win XP streamlined SP2 on parents computer on 23rd Dec. Today I noticed that the desktop has sort of frozen twice today - in that I can click on icons etc, but nothing will happen - I can click on icons, but double clicking on them has just the same effect as single clicking on them. Also I can look at the start menu, but I can navigate no further... No error messages/BSOD etc.
The only way to reset this is to reboot the computer. Obviously it's a small problem but as my parents always phone me when things go wrong as I'm at home I was wondering if I could "nip it in the bud" as it were.
Any ideas please?

  VoG II 23:09 25 Dec 2004

Turn down graphics card acceleration.

  thms 23:11 25 Dec 2004

Try start/run/type sfc /scannow

Remember a space between c&/ you will need the xp disc though. This will re-install any files that have been changed.

  originalmiscellany 09:18 26 Dec 2004

will give both of these ideas a go, and if there are any other problems will report back.Cheers

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