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Computer keeps locking up

Whenever I start my computer, it locks up as soon as I move the mouse. I will let it sit for a good ten minutes to make sure everything is loaded and then move the mouse and it locks up again. I can't check for a virus or run a scan or defrag because it isn't letting me do anything. I have tried to start it in safe mode, normal, last good config and it makes no difference. Sometimes it locks up even before windows loads completely.

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  • kimberly_kas Mar 13, 2009

    I don't have a copy of windows, is there any way to check if it is a virus?

  • kimberly_kas Mar 14, 2009

    So after playing around with different things, turns out it was actually the mouse pad that was bad. Disconnected the internal mouse and just plugged a mouse into the usb drive and it stopped locking up.

  • kimberly_kas Mar 14, 2009

    What windows check?

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Hi think you got a virus if you have a copy of windows try to install it and you might be able to repair your copy and save your info goodluck Jonny

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  • jonnyfixit Mar 13, 2009

    Hello not that i no of but i had the same problem not long ago and i had to format my pc and it has been working well .I had a piratted copy of windows and it fixed my problem ask around at your computer shops for one or go on ebay and buy a copy then you can fix your problem.If you buy one then you will always have a copy you can run in case you run into troubles i can't tell you how many times i have had to format my sons computer goodluck Jonny

  • jonnyfixit Mar 14, 2009

    Hey thats great ! Now maybe since you are able to run the windows check and see if the driver for the mouse is what is causing you the trouble. Hope i can be of better help next time Jonny.

  • jonnyfixit Mar 15, 2009

    There are called drivers and they are assigned to each device :video drivver ,sound driver ,network driver etc so each device on toyr computer has a driver what you want to do is goto your device manager and check if any of your devices have a "?" beside it .That will tell you that ther is a problem with your driver or device .You can find your device manager in the control panel are running xp or vista either way it's in the control panel let me know goodluck Jonny

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