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A Windows glitch-lock has developed.
Old 1 week ago
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A Windows glitch-lock has developed.

It's a custom i5 Gigabyte Win 7 desktop, 4 years old. It has recently developed the nasty habit of sometimes locking up. (I record solo, so wasting other people's time is not a problem.) Windows sort of greys up a bit and it gets semi-transparent and locks. By Using Windows E keyboard command I was about to open the Computer main menu page and close it using Alt-F4, but those were the only actions possible. Mouse dead. My question isn't "What's wrong?" but this: if I take the thing to a tech, what are the odds that the tech can actually figure out what's locking it? Windows is so complex and finicky, sometimes a barn full of Microsoft engineers couldn't tell you why your computer did what it just did.

I previously had trouble with it coming out of sleep, but that got sorted.

Obviously, recording is a bad gig in which to have computer crashes or lock-ups.

Could a technician diagnose the #&$#* thing, or should I spend my money at the track?

Old 6 days ago
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Try looking in the Windows Event Log....
Old 6 days ago
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Originally Posted by razorboy View Post
Could a technician diagnose the #&$#* thing, or should I spend my money at the track?

Depends on the tech, unfortunately. There's a lot that couldn't.
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