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Computer will lock up after sitting idle for short period of time

\015 This is a 5 yr old Gateway computer, 3ghz 2gigs of memory,os is xp home with the latest service pk updates. The computer will boot up ok, but usually it will freeze up after it's been idle. It does'nt mater what you click on or try to open. You will just get the hourglass and it will stay like that until you do a warm boot. Then it will be all right again for awhile. Doing a Ctl alt delete doesn't work when it freezes up either.\015

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This type of problem is usually a device driver conflict in my experience. Try updating drivers in your machine and see if it runs. If you can find your updated drivers quickly and load them, you might solve the problem without a lot of effort. Pay special attention to the video card driver because they are often a problem, particularly old drivers. Plan B is more time consuming. Detailed troubleshooting requires you to start the computer in "safe" and slowly add the drivers back in until you find the one causing all the trouble. Then you must either disable the driver or update it. You can also start disconnecting components (CD, DVD etc) and see if you can get you computer to run normally. Identifying components and associated drivers might solve the problem too. Hope this helps.
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