XP Pro no respose from Mouse or Keyboard

  Alwolds 19:35 03 Feb 05

Occaisionally when using my machine all of a sudden the keyboard and mouse stop responding
and I have no other option but to do a hard boot to get it back up and running again.

Any assistance that you can give will be greatly apreaciated

  Technotiger 19:40 03 Feb 05

Hi, are you using a cordless mouse? This sometimes happens if batteries are getting low.

  Alwolds 19:44 03 Feb 05

No wired mouse & keyboard all is fine when first booted up I can connect to the internet and download email the when perhaps typing a reply it just stops.

  Technotiger 19:52 03 Feb 05

Me again - random crashes/freeze ups are often the result of a loose connection or connections within your pc - could be just about anywhere. I suggest a thorough check of all connections.

I hope that is all it is - it did happen to me once.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:53 03 Feb 05

This is the operating system freezing rather than a fault with the keyboard and mouse.

CAn be caused by

1. Virus

2. spyware

3. overheating

4. pagefile problems

5. memory problems

6. registry problems

First of all clear out all the temporary files use something like Crap Cleaner click here also scan for isues to clean the registry delete anything it finds and fix all issues (will not harm your PC)

Then run some good Anivirus and spyware cleaners.

Avast and the Microsoft antispy beta are good but the choice is yors if you don't already have any.

Anti Virus :-
Avast4 click here
Antivir click here
AVG antivirus click here
Microworld click here

Individual virus removers:_
Bitdefender click here
Stinger click here

Antivirus on line checks:-
Panda click here
Trend Online Check click here
symantec click here

Anti Spyware :-
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
Spywareblaster click here
a2 click here
Spyware Sweeper click here
MSoftAntispy Beta click here

CW Shredder click here
Purity Scan removal click here
Incredifinf removal click here

  Alwolds 19:55 03 Feb 05

Thanks Technotiger I'll give it a good check over,I had been over it before but it wont hert to look again.

  Technotiger 19:59 03 Feb 05

Hi again - have a good look at Fruit Bat's suggestions, he is more clued-up than me.


  Alwolds 18:38 07 Feb 05

Resolved for the moment thanks for your help.

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