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Computer keeps freezing up

Opening a new window computer works fine for a little while then freezes up
When hitting contl/alf/delete to shut down it is unresponsive have defraged and ran registry utility but still have same problen

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  • temkhabana Nov 22, 2008

    Same problem, just re-installed using clean hard-drive and the 8 hp recovery disks. Same problem - works fine for a while, then locks up - even ctrl+alt+del wont work.

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    exactly

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I suggest you to do a system recovery on your computer once. i am sure that is going to resolve your issue.

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Are you running AV and anti-spyware programs?
I would recommend all of these based on my experience with them and none of them require (ask for, but not nag) payment.
- Windows Defender - AVG Free - Spybot S&D - AdAware
Each has its strong and weak points but they all seem to play together well and I have been free of malware for all but one of the years they have been in use but even that occasion, I never really confirmed I had been attacked but had to reinstall Win and all the rest after the system became unstable and I could no longer go on line. 
    

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