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Jan 23, 2009

Sometimes when I do alt-tab, the entire screen freezes. The weird thing is though, is that I can unfreeze it by pressing windows key. This is driving me crazy.


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Jan 11, 2005

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Dec 15, 2007

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Jan 4, 2009

I had a similar problem not too long ago where my PC would not load and I had to re-install windows. But now, If I try to press F8 it just ignores it and carrys on into loading windows normally, which causes the PC to freeze. This also happens when I try and boot from my windows setup disk. I have checked all the lights on my keyboard and they are all on and working whenever I press Caps Lock etc.As for Viruses etc. I had not downloaded anything new onto the PC since this last hapened and I have been running regular Anti-Virus scans every 2-3 days.

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Jun 14, 2005

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Feb 13, 2007

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Sep 16, 2008

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Sep 5, 2009

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Sep 2, 2006

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Mar 7, 2006

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Feb 4, 2005

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Mar 2, 2007

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