> I have a problem with Vista. Recently, if I don’t use a computer about
> 20-30 minutes and then try to run something then the explorer hangs and
> doesn’t, ALT + CTRL + DEL combination doesn’t work . If a program was run
> before the shell hangs then it will continue to work whereas the explorer
> is hanging. I have tried to left performance monitor opened and found that
> the CPU and HDD were not used while the shell was hanging.
> If I active use the computer without long inactivity then nothing happens.
> Any ideas? Are there any tools which could help to find where is the
Please do not follow the advice given you by the other poster to mess about
with your defrag settings. I don’t think this could possibly have anything
to do with your issue and you could make things far worse.
Do look in Event Viewer to see if anything is shown as failing.
Event Viewer How To (TechNet) – http://tinyurl.com/2jejzc
But I would also not forget the hardware. It sounds like the power supply
could be going and the hard drive stops spinning. Are you able to
troubleshoot the hardware yourself? If not, take the machine to a competent
local computer tech. This will not be a BigComputerStore/GeekSquad type of
Elephant Boy Computers – Don’t Panic!