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My computer freezes up with a blank screen and nothing on the keyboard will work until i hold down the power button for about 10 seconds and it shuts the computer down

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  • hmvcomo Apr 06, 2008

    my computer is a acer extensa 5420-5687
    My operating system is Vista
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    Since I bought the computer in Jan of 2008

  • hmvcomo Apr 06, 2008

    I have already tried that and it is still freezing up.

  • Rach13 May 23, 2008

    My computer freezes up once it has booted and while the window washer tries to come on, also the spyware screen comes up. The window washer screen says a problem has occurred with it and I need to reinstall it. But the keyboard will not respond at this point and I can not close the spyware box that has come up behind the window washer alert box. I can't close the window washer box. At that point nothing is going on because I cannot get the mouse to move or any buttons that I push either. I have tried escape, delete,, I have tried alt, control, delete. No response until I depress the power button and shut the computer down.

  • omega96 Oct 11, 2008

    my computer is frozen. no response from the movement of the mouse. i have tried con, alt, delete and no changes. i have remove the battery, no response. i have tried pressing esc and del, but no responses. i need help\

  • Hollyecho Montgomery
    Hollyecho Montgomery May 11, 2010

    1. What computer make and model

    2. Are you using WinME <-- WinME does that all the time with NO reason - need to upgrade or downgrade if that is the case

    3. Installed anything new ? Software or Hardware

    4. When did this first start happening?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    laptop is on it has a blank screen tried to shut down by holding power button it does nothing

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Right click on a open spot on the desktop. Click on personalize. (that is with a left click)

Then click on screen saver
At the bottom of that window, is a link that says "Change power settings"
Click on that.
Change power plan.

Put Turn off the display - change that to NEVER
Put the computer to sleep - Change that to NEVER

That should fix your problem.

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