> I have Vista Home Premium 32bit. When my PC becomes idle for different
> periods of time, my desktop freezes. The little blue circle doesn't
> move, mouse doesn't work, Ctrl, Alt, Delete doesn't work. I have to
> turn it off and on again to get it to work.
> As long as the system stays busy with something in motion, everything
> is terrific. This has been going on for a couple of weeks & getting
> worse. H E L P!
This happened with my Gateway laptop about a year and a half ago and it
done that for about 6 weeks until I was advised by Gateway tech support
to perform a full disc check. After I done the full disc check, the
problem was completely gone! It may not work with yours, but it
shouldn't hurt to try it.
Here's the Check Disc tutorial by Brink:
It took 2 to 3 hours for my computer to perform the disc check, but
afterward, there was no more freezing. Before the disc check, my laptop
was doing exactly what yours is doing. If I got up to go get a glass of
water or something and was gone for maybe a couple of minutes and then
came back to my laptop, the mouse cursor would be frozen and the blue
circle was frozen and I also had to turn mine off and then back on to
get it to work again. So, I know exactly what you are experiencing. I
think I also had to hold the power button down for a few seconds to turn
mine off as well. But, maybe the disc check as shown in the tutorial
will fix it. It fixed mine.