Quote: Originally Posted by ddiehl
I forgot to mention that I'm unable to click anything on the desktop when this happens..
Make sure that all of your RAM, data/power cables are properly seated. Is your AV program "clogging up" the system?
A few years ago, AVG used to cause delays on my PC, by scanning EVERY
operation I performed (e.g. try to open the "Start Menu
" and then wait 10 seconds whilst AVG scanned). Can you use the keyboard when this happens?
I've experienced weird behaviour caused by keys sticking. Is your mouse working correctly (e.g. no cable or socket problems)?
I've experienced weird behaviour caused by damaged wiring and button "bouncing". Do you have to reboot or does your machine recover after a few seconds? Is your CPU maxing out when this occurs? What brand of HDD do you have?
There was a problem with WD Green HDDs, caused by someone at the factory, setting the power saving feature to park the drive after 8 seconds. Hardware issues?
I had a problem with my MB SATA controller(?).
Some of the sockets had a weird problem, which caused lengthy delays when trying to access my HDDs (e.g. browsing with Windows Explorer).
After I swapped the connections, to a different combination of sockets, the problem vanished.