Hi everyone who shared their experiences with me and helped me with my computer problem. My son looked at it, and everything is fine now. Thanks, Donna
This may not solve the situation, but I thought you might want to know about Spyware Terminator. It's free and seems to be a very good program. Was recommended to me by someone who knows computers. I originally got it at Web Crawler.
I have had this same problem for a while and there are a couple of different things you can do to fix it. First, make sure you don't do a lot of clicking with the mouse. If you click once, be patient because the more you click the slower your computer will proccess information. Also make sure you keep your computer healthy by deleting cookies, clearing history, ect. Just go to the "tools" bar when you open up internet explorer, then go to "internet options" and you should see it there. Another thing you can do is go to "start", then "all programs", then "accessories", then "system tools", then "disk clean up" and "disk defragmenter". Defragmenter should run automatically but if it doesn't make sure you set it up so it does. Disk Clean up you have to do automatically and it just clears up stored stuff on your computer that is not needed and taking up space. The last thing I know of is make sure you don't have 2 anti-virus programs working at the same time. This is a sure way to get your computer to freeze up a lot, so close one if you do. Anyways, hope I helped out!
More than likely it's from excess heat, bad memory (RAM) or hardware component like a video card or motherboard that's overheating. If there were a short circuit, the computer would turn off. The only way to test this is by swapping your components with good/trusted components. If you don't have spares you can ask friends or go to computer repair/geeksquad type place. Also make sure that your fans are still running- heat will lock up a computer fast.
I'm assuming you haven't deleted system files, I'm sure it's hardware then. But if you think it's a system file / software thing, then (in windows), there is a program called SFC system file checker in windows or windows/system32. run that from command line (start->run->'cmd', then cd c:\windows\system32, then sfc /? to get the options. You want to check all. It may ask you to restart..
Defragging doesn't really do anything but make some file run faster. It's better to run a system scan on the files first then defrag as others have suggested.
My credentials are I was an IT desktop tech for 10 yrs, 8 yrs ago and now I'm a programmer, not some bum off the street about computers.
My computer "freezes" all the time. I turn it off and on several times a day, to get it to work again. Some days it is fine, some days worse. Why does it do this? And what do I do (besides what I already do) to fix it? It drives me crazy!
Donna from Victoria, B.C.
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