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Monitor freezes etc


Ijar

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At present I am having problems with the monitor keeps freezing and some applications

will not respond to any mouse clicks or keyboard commands..

and while other applications are still runnning..

It has become quite regular..

Anybody, help please

Thanks

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At present I am having problems with the monitor keeps freezing and some applications

will not respond to any mouse clicks or keyboard commands..

and while other applications are still runnning..

It has become quite regular..

Anybody, help please

Thanks

I notice your specs:

Windows XP Home Edition

Version 2002

Service Pack 2

AMD Athlon™ XP 2000+

1-67 GHz

512 MB of RAM

Hard Drive 40GB

Ext Hard Drive 120GB

ACPI Uniprocessor PC

NVIDIA GeForce4Mx420

Altho you didn't say WHICH applications are freezing, I suspect it is more likely something like Photoshop vs Video burning, than Word vs Excel.

 

512MB of RAM is NOT enough if you want to do Video work. And the Athlon is not of a speed that's going to let you do major things concurrently.

 

So, while I don't argue with Daithi, have you tried turning off unnecessary programs (screen-saver, on-line connection, AV, Firewall [well, you're supposed to be OFF-line]), done a defrag before turning on the big program and then reboot?

 

I generally do one thing at a time - a holdover from when I still used the Beloved (400MHz, 256MB), and the only crashes I had were when Word tried to get online by itself - solved by telling Norton to block its access.

 

Lynn

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I notice your specs:

Windows XP Home Edition

Version 2002

Service Pack 2

AMD Athlon™ XP 2000+

1-67 GHz

512 MB of RAM

Hard Drive 40GB

Ext Hard Drive 120GB

ACPI Uniprocessor PC

NVIDIA GeForce4Mx420

Altho you didn't say WHICH applications are freezing, I suspect it is more likely something like Photoshop vs Video burning, than Word vs Excel.

 

512MB of RAM is NOT enough if you want to do Video work. And the Athlon is not of a speed that's going to let you do major things concurrently.

 

So, while I don't argue with Daithi, have you tried turning off unnecessary programs (screen-saver, on-line connection, AV, Firewall [well, you're supposed to be OFF-line]), done a defrag before turning on the big program and then reboot?

 

I generally do one thing at a time - a holdover from when I still used the Beloved (400MHz, 256MB), and the only crashes I had were when Word tried to get online by itself - solved by telling Norton to block its access.

 

Lynn

Hello Lynn and all concerned..

Thanks very much for all the help..

Very kind..

I have done defrag and run little programs as possible..

and hope it's going to work

Raji

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At present I am having problems with the monitor keeps freezing and some applications

will not respond to any mouse clicks or keyboard commands..

and while other applications are still runnning..

It has become quite regular..

Anybody, help please

Thanks

 

NVIDIA GeForce4Mx420

Look for an update for that video device here. Follow the instructions carefully to install the new drivers.

 

Make sure that you are running in the software render mode. Select software by going to Video Wave top menu. Select tools>options> put the dot near software if it now near hardware. You'll lose some transitions but it should not freeze.

 

Also update DirectX 9c from the Microsoft page.

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