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Vista goes AWOL

  1. #1


    Grant Guest

    Vista goes AWOL

    Hi All, I've struck a problem on several client's machines running Vista
    recently and was wondering if anyone can help. Often, usually not long after
    startup, Vista starts something running in the background and whatever it is
    virtullay brings the unit to a halt, hard disk I/O is flat out and often the
    display is greyed out. the cursor turns into the circle and you get no
    response from the machine including ctl+alt+del. I've checked all the usual
    suspects: antivirus scan, defragg, turned defender off, etc. but nothing
    seems to make any difference and this can take over half an hour to
    finish/clear. This is starting to really annoy some of my clients who arrive
    at work and want to get working, but can't - Any ideas, suggestions or links
    would really be appreciated. Thanks.
    --
    Grant Turri-Petrie

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  2. #2


    RonKa Guest

    RE: Vista goes AWOL

    Grant,

    It has got to be a driver conflict. What does Event Viewer display as any
    error messages? I have a similar problem on Statup if I have my wireless
    receiver for my mouse and keyboard attached to a USB port on my xb 3000
    docking station. The machine will boot up if the USB is detached but will
    not if it is attached when booting up. The screen stays blank, all the blue
    lights are ON but nothing happens until I do a Hard Shut Down then restart my
    computer with the receiver detached the after the machine starts I plug the
    reciever in and all is well.


    "Grant" wrote:

    > Hi All, I've struck a problem on several client's machines running Vista
    > recently and was wondering if anyone can help. Often, usually not long after
    > startup, Vista starts something running in the background and whatever it is
    > virtullay brings the unit to a halt, hard disk I/O is flat out and often the
    > display is greyed out. the cursor turns into the circle and you get no
    > response from the machine including ctl+alt+del. I've checked all the usual
    > suspects: antivirus scan, defragg, turned defender off, etc. but nothing
    > seems to make any difference and this can take over half an hour to
    > finish/clear. This is starting to really annoy some of my clients who arrive
    > at work and want to get working, but can't - Any ideas, suggestions or links
    > would really be appreciated. Thanks.
    > --
    > Grant Turri-Petrie


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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