I am new to DANIWEB. I am desperate because I bought a laptop on the internet a year plus ago and it locks up/freezes up/cpu loop/ or whatever the lingo translates to. I retired from IBM after 35 1/2 years and have 8 software patents in the mainframe world. I have a problem with this PC locking up at least once a day. When it does, the cursor doesn't move and the windows task manager doesn't get any cycles to help identify the problem. I have run SPYBOT, AD-AWARE, and others but can't find the problem ( I payed for Registry Fix ). I have deleted all the temp files (even rebooted into safe mode) and still lock up about once a day. I haven't read the 2500+ appends here but hope somebody can help. I close everything and play spider solataire in the evenings and it fails with only 20+ processes runnings.