I don't know what to do. I have ignored this problem for a while because I could get around it, but it seems now that there are instances where it happens 100% of the time.
Freezes, locks, whatever you want to call them. Mouse locks up on screen, input is gone, restart is necessary.
So far, I've narrowed down the instances of when this happens. A lot of it seems to stem from loading or quitting certain games, but not just that. Here are the instances (and percentages of how often a freeze occurs when doing that particular task) that I've received:
- Loading Neverwinter Nights 2 - 100% - Goes to black loading screen, mouse appears, freezes
- Attempting to get a DXDiag - 100% - Recent, I didn't even know about this one until I tried to get one for the forum. Froze once it was almost done.
- Making a shortcut from the Games folder onto the desktop, and then right-clicking it - 100% - I...don't know
- Starting / quitting Command and Conquer 3, Total War 2, Company of Heroes - 5-10% - Not often, but it happens
- Other games - No problem
Here's the system specs:
AMD Athlon 3200+
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT
2 GB RAM
Vista is on a 75 GB IDE HD
D: Drive (where most games are installed. NWN2 was installed on E recently as a test) - 150 GB IDE HD
E: Drive - 250 GB Sata HD
I did go to this thread and followed the instructions under Services to turn off all the unncessary ones. I only did the ones listed under "Disable". I don't know if that had anything to do with this problem.
I have all the latest drivers for everything. If there is something other than a dxdiag I can grab, I will. I'm not sure where to go, and I don't want to downgrade to XP (though I know that everything above works on it with the same Hardware). I want to figure this problem out, and I want to fix it. I'm stubborn.
So please, if anyone has any ideas, I'll take all the help I can get. Thank you.