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Windows "hangs" after being left alone for a while

By foreverzero89
Sep 6, 2009
  1. i just upgraded to windows 7 and i have a hanging problem. after being inactive for about 10-15 min the comp will "hang". i can still move my mouse but i can't actually do anything until the computer notices i did something then decides to perform normally(that takes anywhere from 3-5 min). obviously this is extremely irritating, does anyone have a clue as to why and how to fix it? thanks!
     
  2. OLBY

    OLBY TS Enthusiast Posts: 81

    maybe win 7 is not compatible with your system specs, i prefer xp, or the drivers
    or you maybe have a vga card problem,try to reconnect it, otherwise youll have to change your vga, borrow one from a friend or buy a new one, and see what happens with you
    good luck, i hope i have helped
     
  3. OLBY

    OLBY TS Enthusiast Posts: 81

    check your screen saver too(try to set (none))
     
  4. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    ok i had to do a total system reinstall because im a dummass and locked my self out of all my administrative privileges. i had to re install vista then reinstall win7 everything is working better than before! screen saver was already disabled
     
  5. OLBY

    OLBY TS Enthusiast Posts: 81

    but you havent changed the vga,change it and then we can talk,
    i read it at my school books,and tested it with my friends pc
     
  6. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    im not sure what you mean by that, could you clarify?
     
  7. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    If the system is running fine after the reinstall, don't worry about other things.

    You describe a 'hang'. I am taking that to mean when you come out of Standby, Hibernate or Off mode, you have a delay accessing apps and programs- is that correct?

    IF so, for the 'next time', take everything of the start up menu except the AV, third party firewall if one and touch[ad process if using a laptop. Reboot the computer. Check performance.

    You do not indicate whether the internet connection is being lost.

    EDIT: There is an entire section for Windows 7: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic119840.html
     
  8. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    i keep my internet conn, no third party firewall and nothing in my startup menu is selected. the hang is when the comp shuts the moniter off after 10 min. and i go to move my mouse to get my screen to turn back on and i can't do anything. i can move my mouse but thats it until it "catches up". but when im using it its just fine.
     
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    That's easy to fix: Control Panel> Power Options> change the time for the computer to either go into standby or Hibernate- lengthen the time interval.

    Example: Some people have said they have the monitor set to turn off in 3 minutes, go into Standby or Hibernate in 5 minutes. So you watching something on TV for a few minutes and when you go back to the computer, it's doing what it's been told to do: after 'x' amount of inactivity, go in to Standby or Hibernate. So you move the mouse> system reads activity> comes out of SB or Hbnt.

    My system is set to go into Standby in 1 hour.
     
  10. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    Drive space

    FYI, it's low drive space on your drive. Of course a reinstall worked!
    lol :haha:: Example: Some people have said they have the monitor set to turn off in 3 minutes, go into Standby or Hibernate in 5 minutes.
     
  11. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    nah i have plenty of HD space over 70% free. and my ram rarely goes over 40%
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    How'd that post work out for ya "Spurt"? Or should I call you "Soup"?
     
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