I hope someone can help me here as I am at a loss to what the problem is. My dad is running windows xp pro with media center. Over the last couple of days, it has been freezing up. The mouse still moves, but the animation (on the cursor) freezes, and the only way to get it woking again is to bring up the task manager. Here is where things are strange. As soon as I bring up the task manager, the computer works again, without me ending any processes, and is says status as running on all programs. I have checked for virus, spyware, but not found anything. Sometimes within 5 mins, it freezes again, and task manager releases it. He has added no new hardware since buying the PC just over a year ago, and he says he has not installed any new software since the problem started.