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I suppose this is a follow up to my Windows 7 install and initial thoughts... I have been having a problem. I initially mentioned it here.

Situation is this: After the system has been idle for a period of time (I don't know, 20-30 min?) and I move the mouse, I'm unable to click or do anything. The mouse moves but that's it. CTRL+ALT+DEL doesn't work. CTRL+SHIFT+ESC doesn't work. I can see a consistent and repetitive blink from the hard drive activity light but it doesn't seem to be actually doing anything. If I leave the system alone for a few minutes, it returns to normal.

At first I had just forced it off (held power button). It booted fine and everything was OK. I checked the power settings and set EVERYTHING to Never or Off. I do not use a screensaver - I have the monitor set to turn off after 30 minutes but that seems to be irrelevant since it will also do it with the monitor still on.

I was suspicious of my hard drive since I literally just had my other replaced - thinking they sent me a DOA drive. CHKDSK reports no problems. Western Digital's Data Lifeguard utility passes all tests.

I also suspected my motherboard since Intel reports that it is technically not supported any further with Windows 7 - even though Windows installed necessary drivers OK. That doesn't seem to matter though.

All of my driver's are installed correct and report no problems. Windows Update is done. No programs need be running (no antivirus, everything else closed). I'm starting to find that I am not the only one with this problem.

Just as a reference, here are my specs. And I'm running Windows 7 Professional (from an OEM copy via Newegg). Hopefully there's an update to SOMETHING that addresses this.

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