mouse freezes than black screen,

  charlton200 11:21 07 Mar 2010

A couple of times a day my mouse freezes or I should say, the pointer does, followed by a black screen. I always have to re-start then.

Any ideas please why this is happening. It's been going on for about a month now. Sometimes there is a little beep too when it happens.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:38 07 Mar 2010

FReeezing PC

1. Overheat due to faulty / blocked fans

2. PSU voltages

3. Household power surges fridge etc switching on/off

4. faulty memory stick try memtest click here

5. virus or spyware scan for both especially if shutting down with in a few minutes of switch on or internet use

6. driver conflicts especially grahics cards get the latest drivers for your equipment

  Graphicool1 15:23 07 Mar 2010

If it's only been happening for a month, some of the things in Fruit Bat's /\0/\ list can be discounted. You could always try a 'System restore' to before it atarted happening?

  howard64 16:12 07 Mar 2010

have you looked in control panel - admin tools - event viewer system and seen what error code is showing? I had a similar problem recently with a brand new pc and it turned out to be the graphics card.

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