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By rlienberger ·
my mouse and computer keeps freezing up using windows 95 it dosn't matter what i'm doing in a program or on the net or just moving the mouse to get rid of screen saver it just lockes up and esc or atrl alt del dosn't work my other computer does thesame thing so on one i refomated and installed windows98 and it still does it so i have windows on one that locks upmouse and computer and windows 98 on the other and both are locking up do you know what the problem is and how to fix it help!!!!! please

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I've seen power problems with this diagnostic, especially if both of the computers are at the same place (electric breaker). Try swapping a power supply, or borrow a UPS battery or line regulator. Also, i've seen hard drive having a hard time 'waking up' from power saver. Can try to deactivate the feature into the BIOS and Windows.

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First of all, if you are using serial mice, check to see if there are conflicts (you didn't mention the make/model/year of your computers but on some of the older ones, esp. with peripherals attached, you may run into conflicts)...can you assign themouse to another com port? If so, does the problem still exist? Do you have modems and/or other attachments that you can play with the assignments or the IRQ's? I would keep checking the System in Control panel and look through all your irq's and devices to see if you have any conflicts or anything you can manipulate. (Just make sure that you keep track of all your changes so that you can change it all back if you need to!) It is a long frustrating process, I know!

Also, on some older computers, I have found where com 1 is reserved for a serial mouse, which locks up the IRQ for com 3 as well.
You might be able to set a jumper on the motherboard if you have that kind of capability in the specs on your computer.

Don't know if this will help or not.

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First of all are you dual booting or are the systems on separate units? All of the previous answers have been great but let's look at some of the simpiliar things. what type of systems are you using? Check to see if your sims/dimms are compatible and fully seated (pull them and reseat them) I had a consulting customer who added ram to his unit hisself and mixed edo/non-edo in an AST 75mhz Bravo. The unit continually hung because edo wasn't compatible w/ the unit. I would've thought the unit wouldn't boot at all but it did. Once I took the edo out and re-seated the right ram it ran fine. Also while you're in there w/ the case off do the normal maintenance, **** out the case, check all the plugs,cables & jumpers to insure they're correctly and fully seated. Also a lot of people don't check to make sure the cpu/heat sink are fully seated, Heat problems don't necessarily **** your cpu immediately. Having done all that, put your case back together, check all the external plugs, plug thepower plug back in a

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