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Is the room screwing up the PC?

By pbtoms ·
We had someone who was having problems with her computer...mouse wasn't tracking right, locking up, etc. She quit (not because of the computer!). Someone else moved into that office, and took her computer with her. Her computer used to work fine, now has the same symptoms (mouse slows down, freezes, computer freezes for several seconds, random lock-ups, etc.). Could it be the room? One corner of the office is a closet that contains our phone equipment and two servers, but the server seems fine. I'm at a loss. Anybody run into anything like this before? It's a law firm, not a nuclear power plant!

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by shawn.flarity In reply to Is the room screwing up t ...

Sounds like the computer is waiting on a process. If this is a networked computer I would suspect a bad network cable, or a problem between the jack and the hub. Start with a different network cable.

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by tfield In reply to Is the room screwing up t ...

I don't know if I have an answer however our engineering firm experienced a similar problem with one particular office. We went through 4 computers in 5 months. Finally we purchased a brand name computer which also kept crashing, etc. Their tech support person had me move the computer and monitor away from our digital telephone. That was 4 months ago and we have not had any problems. Give it a try. Hope it works?

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by Brent T In reply to Is the room screwing up t ...

Could be the power in the room. If you look at the circut itself perhaps there is something on the line causing you grief, Photocopier, etc. Two suggestions: 1. Try and run a power cable from another room where no trouble is reported. 2, Contact aPC service company and get you hands on a line monitor and see what's coming through the plug the office uses.

Good Luck

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by thoreau In reply to Is the room screwing up t ...

if the room temperature is too high, it can easily give you lock ups and blue screens... anything above about 90 degrees F and you can start to see the effects. humidity can also become an issue when combined with the heat. another possibility is the power circuit. it could be that too many appliances are running from a single circuit breaker and giving line noise to the power. usually the computer power supply will clean the power up a bit, but even it has its limitations.

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by richard_barsby In reply to Is the room screwing up t ...

Hi we had a PC with similar fault caused by bright sunlight on mouse causing it to stop working due to photo sensors on movement detectors saturating in bright light.

Hope this helps

Rich

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