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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. 
    

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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test this steps and fix it. God bless you
1. The Mouse o There are two examples of a computer freezing up. One is when a single program on the computer is frozen, while the other is when the entire system freezes up. To determine which type of problem a computer is experiencing, attempt to move the mouse on the screen. If the mouse pointer is visible and moves, the issue is with a single program. To determine which program is frozen, bring up the Windows Task Manager. This can be done by right clicking a blank area of the taskbar and selecting "Task Manager," or by pressing the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" and selecting "Task Manager". The program or programs that are frozen will show as "Not Responding" on the Applications tab of the Task Manager. Click the frozen program and click "End Task" to close it. Visit the program's website for specific troubleshooting tips if the program continues to freeze. If the mouse pointer is stationary on the computer screen, the entire system is frozen.
Unfreezing a Frozen Computer o If the entire system freezes up, it will need to be rebooted. To do so, hold down the "Ctrl" and "Alt" keys. While holding both keys down, press the "Delete" key twice. This should shut down the system and automatically restart it. If the computer does not respond, try the keyboard shortcut once more. If it remains frozen and does not reboot, you will need to perform a hard shut down. This simply means pressing and holding down the power button until the computer completely shuts down. Once it has shut down, leave it off for a few minutes and then turn the power on once more.
Continuous Freezing o A frozen computer might be a one-time occurrence, or it could be the sign of a more serious problem. If the computer continues to freeze up, there are several items that should be checked out. The first step to take is looking at any recently installed software. Programs such as freeware or shareware often contain malware that can damage the system. Even reputable software can contain a damaged file. Uninstall recently added programs and determine if that was the cause of the computer freezing up. To uninstall a program, go to the Control Panel from the Start Menu. Select "Add/Remove Programs" in Windows XP or earlier, or "Programs and Features" in Windows Vista. In the list of installed programs, select the one to be removed and click "Uninstall." Follow any prompts and restart the computer when the process is complete. Next, update and run both the antivirus program and spyware removal program installed on the computer, or use the link provided in resources. Check the Windows website and download any updates.
System Tools Finally, you will want to check the available space on the computer's hard drive and use the built-in error checking and cleaning tools. Go to "My Computer," right click "Local Disk (C:)" and click "Properties." On the "General" tab, make sure there is sufficient free space. The "Disk Cleanup" tool will free more space by deleting unnecessary files. Click the "Disk Cleanup" button to run the tool. On the "Tools" tab there are more tools that can solve the problems causing a computer to freeze up. The Error Checking Tool finds and corrects hard disk errors and the Defragmentation tool will reorganize system files, helping the computer run better.

Jul 24, 2013 | HP PC Desktops

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Computer freezes, computer stuck


There could be a number of causes for a <span style="font-weight: bold;">computer freezing up</span>, or not responding all together. <br /><br />-If your computer frequently freezes up, lags, or is slow, this could be because of <span style="font-weight: bold;">poor performance</span>. At some point in the future after a computer is purchased, the hardware will be to old for it to handle newer programs. In a lot of cases you will need to purchase a new computer or upgrade the processor, memory, hard drive and motherboard. This usually is not needed for a number of years. There are a number of programs you can use to monitor your computer performance. I would recommend starting off with <span style="font-weight: bold;">task manager</span> which is built into Microsoft Windows. <br /><br />To use task manager, press Ctrl + alt + delete on your keyboard. Task manager should open up. In task manager go to the <span style="font-weight: bold;">performance tab</span>. In this tab, you can see various computer statistics. I recommend you have this open around the time you experience poor computer performance or hang ups. <br /><br />-Another possible cause is the computer is <span style="font-weight: bold;">overheating</span>. Overheating can be caused by having a computer in a poor ventilated space. It can also be caused by internal computer fans that have stopped working. Some computers will have a auto shut down when temperatures get to high. <br /><br />Make sure your computer is a ventilated room with good air flow.<br /><br />If computer fans are no longer working, make sure the fan cables are plugged firmly into the motherboard. You will have to turn the computer off, open up the computer to do this. Make sure you have no static on yourself or you could damage the computer. Touch something metal before doing this or use a anti-static mat/wrist strap.<br /><br />You can use a program called <a href="http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php">SpeedFan</a> to monitor computer temperatures. <br /><br />-Sometimes after you <span style="font-weight: bold;">install software, new updates or new device drivers</span> this can cause software bugs that will <span style="font-weight: bold;">crash</span> the computer, cause it to freeze up or not properly boot. If this is the case, you will want to uninstall the software you installed before the problem started. If you are unable to do this, you can boot your computer into safe mode and use System Restore which will restore the computer to a earlier working state.<br /><br />To check <span style="font-weight: bold;">updates and uninstall</span> them in Windows, you can go to Add and Remove programs through Control Panel. <br />You can uninstall device drivers by going to Device Manager through Control Panel. <br /><br />To perform a <span style="font-weight: bold;">System Restore</span>, go to Start &gt; programs &gt; Accessories or System tools &gt; System Restore. Choose a restore point before the problem started.<br /><br />If you are unable to boot into windows all the way, then you can boot into safe mode to work on the problem. <span style="font-weight: bold;">Safe Mode</span> will basically only load the necessary files needed for Windows to operate. While the computer is booting, keep pressing F8(make sure to do this before the windows screen shows) and you should get a menu. Choose <span>Safe Mode.</span> Once your computer boots into windows you can perform the steps above. <br /><br />-G33k<br /><br />

on May 22, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How do i reboot my computer? By rebooting it, will that help with the freezing and speed it up?


On XP, go to Start->Shut Down->select restart from the menu that comes up->click"Ok"
You can also hit ctrl+alt+delete then select shut down from there.

If your computer has not been rebooted in a while, it does help with speed issues

Dec 08, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Computer keeps freezing, will not control alt delete. Have to shut down manually, but only to freeze again.


sounds like you have a virus boot your pc in safe mode to do this press f8 on your keyboard after the first startup screen you should get a screen up with boot options choose safe mode let your computer start up then run your antivirus program when finished reboot computer hopefully this will solve your problem

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Freezes or won't open programs after running a few hours


Delete the temporary files form the computer. To do so Click Start-> Run-> type %temp%-> hit enter. Select everything and delete it.

Same way delete the temporary files from windows well. Click My computer-> Local Disk-> Windows-> temp

Also delete prefatch under windows. ClickMy computer-> Local Disk-> Windows-> prefatch.

**If this works please rate else let me know in case of further help.**

Jul 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My Gateway 838GM keeps freezing up


When you do get the pc to start do a disk cleanup, by right clicking the c: drive and going into properties in my computer and put a tick next to all of the boxes and hit next to delate them all. Once that has finished defrag the drive, this can be found in the start bar, programs, acessories, system tools. When that is finished go to start bar in the run or search text bar type cmd to open a command prompt window, and type chkdsk c:/f and press enter, it want do anything straight away and will ask you if you would like it to start it the next time the computer boots type "Y" for yes and exit the command prompt. Before restarting the system goto my computer, c: drive , windows , then scroll down until you see a folder named prefetch, open the folder and sellect all, highltight one file by a single left click on it and prees "ctrl"then "A" this highlights everything, hold the shift button down and press delete to delete the entire folders contence, once done reboot the pc. post back if this helps.cheers.

Jan 27, 2010 | Gateway 838GM (RB838GM) PC Desktop

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Online games-freeze up


Some "free" games can cause major problems. Read the fine print can put allot of necessary programs on your computer spy ware, virus, tracking programs, and programs there are not made for your operating system, and freezes up your computer. To answer your question hit ALT-CTRL-DELETE for Windows Task Manager to stop Applications.

Let me know if this helps and please rate me mysleuth

Mar 11, 2009 | Gateway 505GR PC Desktop

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Desktop screen freezes up when I 'right click' mouse on any ico


This sounds as if there is a problem with Webshots corrupting a specific dll file in the Windows system. I hate to say this, but that usually means a complete reinstall from scratch. I would recommend trying to backup all of the files and reinstall windows.

Jan 04, 2009 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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Computer freezing


The shutting down as well as the freezing issue could have been caused by any one or all of the hardware you replaced.......the trick is to change one thing at a time to help narrow it down

Assuming the Ram/HD/PS are new and ok I would look at overheating problems.... is the computer dusty ...look at the Heatsink on the CPU is it clogged with dust and are all the fans working ......use an Air compressor or a can of air from a computer shop to blow the dust out....

Another reason could be a Virus or spyware/malware ....run a full Antivirus/Spyware check ........

Jun 02, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Going to sleep


check the RAM. Take it out and reseat. also see if it runs good in safe mode. if so then you need new video drivers.





Dec 02, 2007 | PC Desktops

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