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Windows 7 freezes and mouse changes shape

Clean of viruses, no issues with bad memory, had to re-install the OS due to a serious crash, but after re-installation, the computer frequently freezes and suddenly the mouse will not be what it is supposed to be. While moving around the desktop it will be a cursor for text, the "I" shape, and when mousing over icons it turns into the classic waiting "o" shape. After a while the PC will freeze and nothing will get it out of that state short of a hard reboot. What is going on?! I checked my CPU, Memory, Motherboard codes comeback clean! I am starting to think i am not as much a PC professional as i originally thought.

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    Kael Jan 02, 2014

    Cleaned up my Registry files like Glenda suggested with a Registry cleaner. Weird that a brand spanking new OS install would have over 900 errors but it seems to be working with no hiccups now. Thanks.

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- Stop Overclocking your CPU.
- Make sure your Heat Sink is placed properly above the processor.
- Clean the Processor fan, Heat Sink and other peripherals.
- Use High Speed fans.
- Use CPU Heat Sink Paste in the processor.
- Fix OS registry with reliable program like I always use Reginout.
- Shut down your computer at least two hour a day.

Hope these tips will help.

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    Kael Jan 01, 2014

    You may be onto something there. I don't Overclock though my system IS made for it. I did recently install a new cooling system so i could look to make sure it didn.t loosen up during the move from the first floor of the house to the second.

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KAEL, YOU HAVE TO LITTLE MEMORY (RAM) OR TO MANY
PROGRAMS.

Posted on Jan 01, 2014

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    Kael Jan 01, 2014

    This is very doubtful. I reinstalled my OS so the only thing installed is Anti-virus, Drivers, and Steam so i could use my Stress Test program. The PC has 24GBs of RAM.

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    Lars Olsson Jan 01, 2014

    if you have sp1 and all updates,updated drivers a good anti-virus and steam looks guilty.

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SOURCE: Low hard drive memory due to invisible files using 90% of available space (apparently?)

Mind if I be a smart ass for a minute? The problem is you bought windoze vista instead of XP. Vista is pretty bad. Sorry.

If I were in your shoes, I would backup anything important, reformat the drive and reinstall the crappy Vista software (if you must).

If you decide to reformat, may I recommend that you devide your drive into two partitions?
With a 130G hard drive, I would make two partitions. A 30G Boot partituon (c: drive) that you can store your O/S (Vista) on, and a 100G partition (d: drive) for everything else.

When you do this, you only have to back up your boot drive, and since it's only 30 G you don't need as many CDs/DVDs/room on an external drive. Also, if your boot drive becomes corrupted, you only have to restore that one drive from your backup.

Norton Ghost is a perfect utility for doing backups like this since it will make the backup on bootable CDs or DVDs.

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