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My toshiba laptop is completely frozen with the task manager up - I have shut it down completely several times but when it restarts it goes to a black screen with the task manager up. I am able to move my mouse - but cannot do anything else.

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Try a system restore.

While booting up, press the F8 key several times, you should get a window offering several startup options. Choose "Start in safe mode"
This should load a stripped down version of windows.

Once its up, click on start - all programmes - accessories - system tools - system restore (This is for XP, Vista and Win7 will be slightly different) and choose a restore date prior to all your problems.

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1. The Mouse o There are two examples of a computer freezing up. One is when a single program on the computer is frozen, while the other is when the entire system freezes up. To determine which type of problem a computer is experiencing, attempt to move the mouse on the screen. If the mouse pointer is visible and moves, the issue is with a single program. To determine which program is frozen, bring up the Windows Task Manager. This can be done by right clicking a blank area of the taskbar and selecting "Task Manager," or by pressing the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" and selecting "Task Manager". The program or programs that are frozen will show as "Not Responding" on the Applications tab of the Task Manager. Click the frozen program and click "End Task" to close it. Visit the program's website for specific troubleshooting tips if the program continues to freeze. If the mouse pointer is stationary on the computer screen, the entire system is frozen.
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