I posted a topic earlier this week;
PC Computer Question (by UA777222 Dec 11 2006 in Non Aviation)
I've got a PC. A Dell XPS 200 to be specific. It's been acting weird for the past month or so. I have it so that when the screen saver goes on it requires a password to get back in. At times, like last night, I will just get up from the computer, turn off the lights and the monitor and when I wake up I find it with the screen saver on and have to go through the password routine. Today, like many other days, I turn my screen on to find that the computer is still sitting on my desktop. I have a computer alarm which wakes me up which leaves a box open but that doesn't open until 6am.
I also run Firefox. Does Firefox dump the cookies it stores after x amount of days? I find that some days I go to websites and the computer remembers where I've gone and other's it doesn't. I have my history to only 1 day keepers. Lastly, my screen flickers here and again, it's not the monitor either....
Now, I go to bed and turn my computer screen off and decide to get back up about an hour later to respond to an e-mail to find that my computer hasn't turned off, but logged myself out of my user. The background still flickers, and its only the background, not the Start Menu or lower bar....
Is my computer dying? Or just messed up? I also keep getting a notice in my outlook;
CiceroUIWndFrame: OUTLOOK.EXE - Unable To Locate Component
The Application Has Failed To Start Because MSCOREE.DLL Was Not Found. Re-Installing Might Fix This Problem
And this pops up every time I go to collect mail, open to write a new e-mail, and open Outlook to start with.