Windows Update

  shellship 17:18 28 Feb 10
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Having seem an earlier post about trouble with an Acer laptop I thought I should ask for assistance on a similar problem. Cougar, Win XP 3. I, too, am inclined to leave my desktop on 24/7 (tut, tut) but on occasions when I come back to it after a routine automatic Win Update I find a black unresponsive screen with a white mouse cursor arrow which responds to my mouse but that's it. Only way out is to turn machine off at back and then turn on again.
Any idea why. It doesn't matter too much but I don't like turning machine off.

  woodchip 18:57 28 Feb 10

Yes Hard Drive as gone to sleep check power management in control panel

  shellship 21:25 28 Feb 10

Thanks. Lots of options in Power Management. Which one is best - monitor or hard disk something else?

  woodchip 21:31 28 Feb 10

Hard Drive set to never

  shellship 11:00 01 Mar 10

Thanks. Will check - currently set to "never".

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