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Old 06-03-2011, 02:45 AM   #1
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A few minutes after initializing downloads, my computer locks up. Mouse won't move, keyboard unresponsive (including CTRL+ALT+DEL), and even the power button is unresponsive. I have to unplug and reconnect the power just to restart. Any ideas?
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: Computer Locking up.

I had a computer that did that everytime there was a small surge or powerloss.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: Computer Locking up.

or could possibly be disk i/o maxing out, Does the HD activity light come on and stay on when the freeze happens?
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: Computer Locking up.

What did you download and run? And I guess more importantly, where from? You could have downloaded some malware.
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Default Re: Computer Locking up.

I second what iPwn said (name change? had me confused for a bit :P)

Crashing can be caused by bad memory - but it would be random rather than 'after initializing downloads'. I also agree with what JCB says - you could boot to recovery console and chkdsk /r and/or defragment.
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