Freezing



Smiliesam@aol.com
07-10-2005, 12:12 AM
I am having an annoying time with windows freezing up, going blank
screen,then re-appearing with windows merging with those beneath. I have
cleared history, cache, cookies. It is even happening on this site! I run
Norton antivirus which is up to date.
Help please!

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:12 AM
On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 23:16:02 -0700, Smiliesam@aol.com wrote:

> I am having an annoying time with windows freezing up, going blank
> screen,then re-appearing with windows merging with those beneath. I have
> cleared history, cache, cookies. It is even happening on this site! I run
> Norton antivirus which is up to date.
> Help please!

Do you have an overheating issue? Check that fans are clean and running
correctly.

The degradation of display coupled with erratic blanking of the screen
could point to a problem with the display adapter. Some things to check or
try:

Check connections: Check on both ends monitor and the case. If not using
onboard video chip (have a separate display card), try reseating it.

Check that your desktop settings (size, color and refresh rate) are within
the capabilities of *both* the adapter and the monitor.

Reinstall display drivers -or- seek out updated drivers to install.

Try a different display card.

If you are not comfortable working with your hardware, have the system
checked by a repair shop.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Rita Berkowitz
07-10-2005, 12:12 AM
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"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:eA3PxYOcFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 23:16:02 -0700, Smiliesam@aol.com wrote:
>
> > I am having an annoying time with windows freezing up, going blank
> > screen,then re-appearing with windows merging with those beneath. I have
> > cleared history, cache, cookies. It is even happening on this site! I
run
> > Norton antivirus which is up to date.
> > Help please!
>
> Do you have an overheating issue? Check that fans are clean and running
> correctly.
>
> The degradation of display coupled with erratic blanking of the screen
> could point to a problem with the display adapter. Some things to check or
> try:
>
> Check connections: Check on both ends monitor and the case. If not using
> onboard video chip (have a separate display card), try reseating it.
>
> Check that your desktop settings (size, color and refresh rate) are within
> the capabilities of *both* the adapter and the monitor.
>
> Reinstall display drivers -or- seek out updated drivers to install.
>
> Try a different display card.
>
> If you are not comfortable working with your hardware, have the system
> checked by a repair shop.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Smiliesam
07-10-2005, 12:12 AM
Many Thanks, Sharon; sounds like a 'wait till the IT expert returns from his
travels' sort of job.
sorry the other poster thinks I am a Troll.
regards
Hazel

"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 23:16:02 -0700, Smiliesam@aol.com wrote:
>
> > I am having an annoying time with windows freezing up, going blank
> > screen,then re-appearing with windows merging with those beneath. I have
> > cleared history, cache, cookies. It is even happening on this site! I run
> > Norton antivirus which is up to date.
> > Help please!
>
> Do you have an overheating issue? Check that fans are clean and running
> correctly.
>
> The degradation of display coupled with erratic blanking of the screen
> could point to a problem with the display adapter. Some things to check or
> try:
>
> Check connections: Check on both ends monitor and the case. If not using
> onboard video chip (have a separate display card), try reseating it.
>
> Check that your desktop settings (size, color and refresh rate) are within
> the capabilities of *both* the adapter and the monitor.
>
> Reinstall display drivers -or- seek out updated drivers to install.
>
> Try a different display card.
>
> If you are not comfortable working with your hardware, have the system
> checked by a repair shop.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>


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