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Freezes a lot

While i am working it freezes even hard to turn it off then.
Some times hard to connect it freezes in the begnining .

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In my expirence this problem is almost always one of 2 things
1. Your ram needs to be replaced - try and take out one chip at a time play with it for a bit and see if it freezes

2. Your hard drive is failing - If this is the case you will hear above normal noises from your drive like excessive cracking and clanking. If this is the case back up your data as fast as possible, and pick up a new drive.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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Remove any of your unused programs from add remove in control panel
then do a virus scan remove any unwanted programs
finally a disk defrag and you may also need to do a scan disk
then restart

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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