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Computer lockups My computer locks up in mid-use. The screen and mouse just stop. I can't get it out of the screen it locksup on. It has been getting progressively worse. The only way to get back to work is to manually turn off the unit.

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This symptom could have many causes, but frequently it indicates a need to clear out your old temp files and browser cache. There is a very handy tool for this, for xp at least, called ATF cleaner. It is safe to use, and available for free download at ATF cleaner (click on highlighted text).
\015\012You could also try running your disk cleanup utility and doing a disk defragmentation, if you have not regularly maintained your computer with these utilities. They can be found by going to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools.
\015\012You might also want to download a very good malware scanning program, available free at www.malwarebytes.com, and run a full scan of your system. This will find and remove any malware that you have inadvertently downloaded or allowed to be installed on your computer, and these programs can sometimes cause things to hang up.
\015\012Try these three steps to begin with, and if you are still experiencing problems, please report back with your computer model and your operating system and the results of these actions, and we'll take it from there.
\015\012I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread. If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take a moment to kindly rate this post....thanks!
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