Windows, Operating System, Security, Networking, Malware, Support, Forum, Help Site Check Our Facebook Page!
Notices
Legacy Windows Windows 3.x / 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000. Please make sure you specify your OS version.


Register your FREE account to unlock additional features at WindowsBBS.com
   
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 27th May 2004   #1
Inactive
THREAD STARTER
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Jearsy
Posts: 12
Computer Experience:
beginner
Chris11224 Reputation Level

Send a message via AIM to Chris11224

Mouse and Keyboard lock up


Im am having a problem with my computer which causes the mouse and keyboard to lock up at a randome time during my session on my computer. Ive heard that there is a windows update that i could download to help with this problem but i cannot seem to find it. This problem is not caused by spyware for i have been keeping track of that with an ad-aware program. It is also not caused by a virus because i often scan my computer with norton antivirus without any notification of any virus. When my mouse and keyboard go into this lock up the computer still runs only without use of eather. The only way to get rid of this problem teporaraly is to reboot my computer at the base unit. this problem happenes at start up and other times also. Can i have some assistance.

Chris11224 is offline  

 

Register
to remove this ad.
 
 

Old 28th May 2004   #2
Inactive
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,965
Computer Experience:
Depends on coffee input.
Daizy Reputation Level

Hi Chris11224
Welcome to the boards!
Do you know how much ram you are running? My guess, if you're running windows ME, is that you may very well be running out of resources.
Go to run...then type: msconfig
Click on the start up Tab...and list for us, everything you've got a check mark beside.

Daizy is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 28th May 2004   #3
Inactive
THREAD STARTER
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Jearsy
Posts: 12
Computer Experience:
beginner
Chris11224 Reputation Level

Send a message via AIM to Chris11224
Sorry for being a hassle but that is most likely not the problem eather, i do manualy select the start up programs on my computer and there is not any extra programs hoging the ram. My computer has 256 MB of ram. Any other thoughts?

Chris11224 is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 28th May 2004   #4
Inactive
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,965
Computer Experience:
Depends on coffee input.
Daizy Reputation Level

Sure...I could play hit and miss with you all day.
Change the keyboard and mouse?
What are you resources at, after a fresh boot?
Do a ctrl/alt/del, after a fresh boot...what's listed in the close programs dialogue box?
Opened up your case lately and blown it out?
When did this start happening? Have you tried using a system restore date to a time before this began?
Perhaps a heat issue........

You've listed your experience as a begginer. It's really all I had to go on.

Daizy is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 28th May 2004   #5
Inactive
THREAD STARTER
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Jearsy
Posts: 12
Computer Experience:
beginner
Chris11224 Reputation Level

Send a message via AIM to Chris11224
I just rebooted and it says 86% of my systems resources are free. I have the mouse that the computer first came with but i have an old keyboard from a older computer that we barely use. The key board that this computer came with came to a tragic death involving a full bottle of gatorade, whops. Well i do not think that the problem has to do with anything involving the mouse/keyboard being too cloged by dirt to function. When the problem occurres both the mouse and the keyboard fail at the same time with a short duration of "lag" afterwards leaving the computer runing the programs it has been but without the ability to move the mouse or type. (EX: If i was playing music on my winamp it would still be playing but the mouse/keyboard are gone) I do not remember when this started happening, sometime this year. I gess it could have helped if i knew. I do not know of any heat problems, if you could give me some things to check out i could determine if it relates to heat. This problem is very randome, It could quit while im talking on the internet, playing a game or even before windows loads. While windows is loading the scan disk comes up, because i have just rebooted the computer improporly when i got stuck because of the mouse and keyboard, they sometimes lock up there. I have also checked the conection between the units and the back of the computer also, No luck.

Chris11224 is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 28th May 2004   #6
Inactive
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,965
Computer Experience:
Depends on coffee input.
Daizy Reputation Level

Do a ctrl/alt/del, after a fresh boot...what's listed in the close programs dialogue box?
Opened up your case lately and blown it out?


A lag usually suggests resources, or as I've mentioned.....heat.
Take the side off. Look inside. Lots of dust in there? How warm is it? Are all the fans running? Where do you have your tower stored?
Get a house fan and point it inside your opened case and run your computer. Does it make a difference?

Daizy is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 31st May 2004   #7
Inactive
THREAD STARTER
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Jearsy
Posts: 12
Computer Experience:
beginner
Chris11224 Reputation Level

Send a message via AIM to Chris11224
Well here is the story, i opened the case and there was some dust but no overheating problems nor to much dust we sucked out the dust and we put it back together. My father has heard that the problem that were experiencing has to do with the operating system and that many other people that have it do not like it for problems such as this. we have also heard that there is downloadable upgrade that can fix problems such as these, does anyone know of and to help me. I am aware of the programs that are runing at start up and it is not causing the system to lag.

Chris11224 is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 31st May 2004   #8
Inactive
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,965
Computer Experience:
Depends on coffee input.
Daizy Reputation Level

Perhaps it's windows updates that you're looking for?

Quote:
we sucked out the dust and we put it back together.
Oh My! That's all. Just Oh My!

Well, Chris11224, I do wish you the very best in your endeavors to get this one solved. It sounds like you've got plenty of great advice so far....and if nothing else... will soon find you in a store buying a new computer.
But that's good too, as it's all one huge learning experience isn't it?

Daizy is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 1st June 2004   #9
Inactive
THREAD STARTER
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Jearsy
Posts: 12
Computer Experience:
beginner
Chris11224 Reputation Level

Send a message via AIM to Chris11224
Originally Posted by Daizy
Oh My! That's all. Just Oh My!
I do not understand the problem there but o well......

Well ill keep searching for the reason thank you for your time and effort. If you hear anything else relating to this problem ill be checking this forum.

Chris11224 is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 2nd June 2004   #10
Inactive
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: New Bremen, Ohio U.S.A.
Posts: 12,183
Computer Experience:
~@<*+
noahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Level

My System
Send a message via MSN to noahdfear
Quote:
I do not understand the problem there but o well
The problem there is that you were asked 3 times for some very basic information, not without reason, and rather than provide that, proceeded to inform Daizy that is not your problem. You may be right, but I guess we may never know.

Quote:
Do a ctrl/alt/del, after a fresh boot...what's listed in the close programs dialogue box?

noahdfear is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 2nd June 2004   #11
Inactive
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,965
Computer Experience:
Depends on coffee input.
Daizy Reputation Level

Thanks Dave. It truly is hard to help, when answers aren't being provided.

Actually.....the face was at the thought of someone sticking a vaccuum inside their computer case.

Daizy is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 2nd June 2004   #12
Inactive
THREAD STARTER
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Jearsy
Posts: 12
Computer Experience:
beginner
Chris11224 Reputation Level

Send a message via AIM to Chris11224
We did not just randomly stick the vacume in the computer we were overly careful in what we were touching and we did not risk the chance of causing other problems by blowing the dust further into the structures of the computer. I only mention that it does not have to do with the programs runing at start up because i only have 3 programs runing at start up, the system tray, norton anti-virus auto protection, and explorer. I now have over 90% of the reasorces free on my computer. With all due respect we still beleave that the problem lies in the operating system.

Chris11224 is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 2nd June 2004   #13
Inactive
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: New Bremen, Ohio U.S.A.
Posts: 12,183
Computer Experience:
~@<*+
noahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Level

My System
Send a message via MSN to noahdfear
Properly tuned, ME can be a speedy, stable OS. The most common causes of slowdowns/freezes is viruses and spyware/malware/adware. Many of these nasties will often show themselves in the running processes, hence the reason for asking what you see there after rebooting. But lets go at this another way. Download both Spybot and Ad-aware from the links in my signature. Install, open and immediately update both programs. Run Spybot and fix all problems found that are prechecked. Configure Ad-aware for a custom full scan, run and delete everything it finds. Open My Computer, right click Local Disk C: and choose properties. Then click disk cleanup. Check all boxes except compress old files and click OK. Reboot. Run scandisk and defrag. Reboot. Scan the PC with both RAV and Housecall.

Let us know if this helps.

noahdfear is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 3rd June 2004   #14
Inactive
THREAD STARTER
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Jearsy
Posts: 12
Computer Experience:
beginner
Chris11224 Reputation Level

Send a message via AIM to Chris11224
I followed your instructions but it did not help the problem. Thank you for the anti-spyware program, i now have ad-aware, spybot and of coarse my anti-virus. I also run cleanup disk weekly along with these other programs. I know that these "nasties" run programs but i only have 3 programs runing and im positive that they are vital programs,hence the reason i said there was no problem there.

Chris11224 is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 3rd June 2004   #15
Inactive
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: New Bremen, Ohio U.S.A.
Posts: 12,183
Computer Experience:
~@<*+
noahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Levelnoahdfear Reputation Level

My System
Send a message via MSN to noahdfear
Quote:
Thank you for the anti-spyware program
You bet! Necessities these days. OK, one more check for unwanted pests. Download HijackThis from the CWShredder link in my signature. Place it in a permanent folder(I create a new folder in C:\ named HJT). Open and hit scan, then save log. Once it is saved it will open in notepad. Select all from the edit button, copy and paste the results here. Don't fix anything with it yet!

noahdfear is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No


 

THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.

Are you having the same problem? Please post a new thread, but first you'll have to join us by Registering (FREE).



Discussion Forums
Operating Systems
Windows 8 Windows 8
Windows 7 Windows 7
Windows Vista Windows Vista
Windows XP Windows XP
Windows Server System Windows Server System
Legacy Windows OS Legacy Windows OS
Internet & Networking
Networking (Hardware & Software) Networking
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer
Microsoft Mail Microsoft Mail
Firefox, Thunderbird & SeaMonkey Firefox, Thunderbird
      & SeaMonkey

Web Applications & Cloud Web Applications & Cloud
General Internet
Security
Malware and Virus Removal Malware and Virus
     Removal

Security and Privacy Security and Privacy

Other
Other PC Software Other PC Software
Test Posts Test Posts
Hardware
PC Hardware PC Hardware
Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
Community
Introductions Introductions
General Discussions General Discussions
Site Comments & Suggestions Site Comments
      & Suggestions

News News @ WindowsBBS

Thread Tools


Find us on Facebook   Web Of Trust Rating

All times are GMT. The time now is 23:01.


Recent Discussions
altering the OS (2)
Start Up Slow? (0)
Sharing a printer using WiFi (4)
Hub Manager (3)
Outlook Express doesn't work with b.. (3)
SpywareBlaster updates available (0)
Blue Screen Of Death (13)
Need desktop icon save/restore sw f.. (3)
Spacebar won't work (8)
PC Will Not Boot After HDDs Re-Arra.. (32)
WD External Hard Drives not recogin.. (4)
BSoD (31)
Can't get Win7 shortcuts to open in.. (13)
Changing default View Fields in Out.. (3)
Dell Studio 540 350watt psu require.. (25)
Firefox and Thunderbird Version 31... (9)
How do I check links in favorites t.. (6)
CD player application (3)
Re-starting IE8 every time I change.. (1)
Need Help adding a Win7 machine to .. (6)


Donate!
Support Windows BBS!



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO
Copyright 2002 - 2013 WindowsBBS.com. All rights reserved.
FDMA Media LLC
Terms of Use, Legal Information & Privacy Policy
Page generated in 0.16458 seconds with 7 queries