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windows xp freezes (hangs up) when left open

when I leave my windows xp computer open at the desktop for an hour or so,
(say I go to lunch or something), when I return, the computer is totally hung
up (frozen). I cannot do anything, cannot use any program, cannot open start,
cannot even shut it down. The mouse is not active. The only way I can shut it
down is to use the tower power on/off button. When I turn it off and reboot,
then it is fine.

Secondly, am I causing any damage by shutting down using the on/off power
button instead of windows shut down in the os? thx for advice.
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swellmel
Apr 7 '07 #1
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Hi Swellmell,

This is a newsgroup for .Net related issues, try

microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
On Sat, 07 Apr 2007 17:26:01 +0200, swellmel <sw******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote:
when I leave my windows xp computer open at the desktop for an hour or so,
(say I go to lunch or something), when I return, the computer is totally hung
up (frozen). I cannot do anything, cannot use any program, cannot open start,
cannot even shut it down. The mouse is not active. The only way I can shut it
down is to use the tower power on/off button. When I turn it off and reboot,
then it is fine.

Secondly, am I causing any damage by shutting down using the on/off power
button instead of windows shut down in the os? thx for advice.


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Happy coding!
Morten Wennevik [C# MVP]
Apr 7 '07 #2

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