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Feb 28, 2002, 08:02 PM
 
If someone can help out on this I would appreciate it.

My B&W G3, running 9.2.1, appears to freeze up every night at midnight, for between 15 seconds and a minute (though once it never came back to life and I had to use the reset button).

The symptoms are that the clock reads 00:00:00 (midnight for us 24 hour clock fiends) and all applications are unresponsive. The mouse will move around the screen ok, but no interaction with anything.

Now the natural reaction is: Find by Content. But that's not it because I have the FBC extension disabled.

This only seems to have happened since I updated to 10.1.3, but this shouldn't be an issue anyway because I am not booting into X.

Any other ideas... ?
     
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Feb 28, 2002, 08:35 PM
 
this always used to happen to me, in 9. the cause seemed to be IE hanging. sometimes, for between 15-60 seconds, sometimes i had to give the three-fingered salute and reboot. very annoying.

are you running IE when this happens?
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Feb 28, 2002, 08:41 PM
 
You know what, I think every time it happened, yes. The time it completely locked up Claris Emailer was the frontmost app.

But were you getting it exactly at midnight? It doesn't seem to happen at other times.


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Feb 28, 2002, 09:02 PM
 
bang on 00:00 yes. i've actually had it a few times in X too, but i might've just imagined that

i've always wondered if anyone else was getting this glitch, or whether i was the only one. i see you're in the UK too, so i'd love to know if that's relative to this fault

anybody else?
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Mar 1, 2002, 09:06 AM
 
Could it be Sherlock indexing your hard drive?

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Mar 1, 2002, 09:22 AM
 
Originally posted by starman:
<STRONG>Could it be Sherlock indexing your hard drive?

Mike</STRONG>
not when it's told not to, nope. it definitely seems IE related to me
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Mar 1, 2002, 09:47 AM
 
It is IE.

I'll monitor the open ports on the machine later, set the clock, and see what exactly IE is trying to do.
     
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Mar 4, 2002, 02:24 PM
 
Originally posted by starman:
<STRONG>Could it be Sherlock indexing your hard drive?

Mike</STRONG>
No, as noted in first post, Find By Content extension is disabled.

I guess I'll tey some tests, see if I can isolate it to IE.
     
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Mar 5, 2002, 02:54 AM
 
Originally posted by Clive:
<STRONG>

No, as noted in first post, Find By Content extension is disabled.

I guess I'll tey some tests, see if I can isolate it to IE.</STRONG>
Don't waste your time.

It *IS* IE.
     
   
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