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Topic # 224109 2-Nov-2017 19:27
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ok so a pc i built for my mum is randomly freezing up everyday sometime in the afternoons...of course no idea how long this has been going on as mum didnt want to bother me... i looked through the scheduled tasks and cant find anything obvious.




symptoms are the mouse freezes and nothing responds if streaming video the video will also freeze and sound stutters n a loop.


the only fix is to power off the pc and repower with the switch


the pc works flawlessly for the other 23.9 hours a day

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  Reply # 1894412 2-Nov-2017 19:40
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Probably the warmest part of the day... could it be temperature related?

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  Reply # 1894419 2-Nov-2017 19:52
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no it did it through the winter. the case has excellent cooling

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  Reply # 1894421 2-Nov-2017 19:56
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no it did it through the winter. the case has excellent cooling

Have u actually checked internally, mine clogs up of dust and also has excellent cooling.

Maybe a virus scan is scheduled and is running in realtime?

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  Reply # 1894598 3-Nov-2017 09:59
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No expert but just from experience:  Could be a peripheral failing.  Pull out all the adaptors, like network, video cards etc. Use another mouse & keyboard.  Then try it again.  If it works then add them back one by one. Obviously if it's failing only intermittently it can take a while to draw any conclusion.



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  Reply # 1894649 3-Nov-2017 11:24
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Boot into safe mode for a few hours and see if it happens then.

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