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Old 10-12-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default Help, programs wont open?

I just did my first computer build and seem to have a problem i think is a vista problem.

If I leave my computer on over night or for an extended period of time I can not open any program. I mean I will try to open internet explorer and nothing will happen, it does that with any program. I can't even restart the computer from vista, I need to manually shut her down since when i click on restart nothing happens. It just wont let me do anything but it's not frozen, i can move the mouse and select things like normal.

Once I reboot though everything is fine till the next time it sits over night.


I did run memtest 86 for 24 hrs and it came up with no errors

What could the problem be?
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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Try reinstalling your video drivers (use latest version). I've found that some sleep mode/standy issues can resolved this way. Also try running Windows Update to see if video drivers pop up on the list...
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:22 PM   #3
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Try reinstalling your video drivers (use latest version). I've found that some sleep mode/standy issues can resolved this way. Also try running Windows Update to see if video drivers pop up on the list...
I have no sleep/stand by mode, I have no power saving options enabled at all. I have reinstalled the newest video driver though, see if that helps tomorrow.
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It could also be an issue where the computer is getting stuck between sleep/hibernate/stand by/screen saver. Double check that you have turned all these options off. Let us know if your Video Driver fixes the issue. Also SP2 has been released for Vista, so I don't know if that will help (or caused the issue).
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:08 PM   #5
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Video driver changed nothing, I have double checked and all power saving options are disabled.

I have installed service pack 2 but this has happened before that.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:44 PM   #6
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Any other ideas of what I can do?

I have since updated my bios too and that helped nothing.
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