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My computer is suddenly freezing up and not responding to some things, I've tried system restore but it didn't finnish since so much space is taken up on my hard drive, It wouldn't even show signs of progress during the 4 hours I was waiting for restoration. Computer description: Windows Me, runs pretty slow and enough recourcs to browse the internet.

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Boot to safe mode by tapping the F8 key on boot until you get the boot options screen, then select "Safe Mode" and then your OS selection and then click "Yes" on the pop up that should appear. Once in safe mode, run a full virus scan with you favorite Anti Virus program (hopefully updated virus definitions though), and hopefully you'll find some problems that you can solve there.

Otherwise you should look at upgrading to at least Windows XP, as Microsoft no longer supports 95,98, 98SE, or ME (at least that was the last news I got about them) and that is a serious viral vulnerability problem for PC's that are accessing the internet with these unsupported Operating Systems.

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Hi,

several things to try.
1:- run disk defragmenter from start/all programs/accesories/system tools. also use disk cleanup from the same menu.
2:- remove non-essential programs from the startup menu.
3:- Add more system RAM/Memory if your motherboard will take it.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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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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Get space back on your hard drives! / Reclaim missing space


If your drive is nearly full and you can't work out where the space has gone, heres 2 things you can do about it.

1. Turn off System Restore

System Restore is a nice feature built into Windows that allows you to "go back in time" in case something bad happens. However, it takes up a LOT of disk space. You can turn it off (or at least turn down the space it takes up) by doing the following:

--On Windows XP--

Right click "My Computer"
Properties
System Restore tab
Tick "Turn off System Restore" and press Apply to turn it off and reclaim your disk space
OR Drag the slider all the way to the left to REDUCE the amount of space it takes up (and the number of "restore points" it creates).

--On Windows Vista--

Right click "My Computer"
Properties
on the left hand side click on "System Protection"
Wait for it to load, then uncheck all the drives you want to turn System Restore off on those drives.
Hit Apply or Ok.

Done! You just got some space back.

Note that System Restore isn't a critical feature to recovering from a computer problem, though it may help / save some time. If you wish to keep it on, you may wish to consider "turning it down" as described above to reclaim drive space.

2. TreeSizeFree

TreeSizeFree is a completely free software that lets you find out WHICH folders are taking up all the space on your hard drives. Its very simple to use and very small (theres even a portable version which requires no installation), just press Scan->Select the hard drives you want to check, wait a few minutes, and you'll know exactly how your hard drive space is distributed.

TreeSizeFree can be downloaded at:
http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

on Dec 15, 2009 | PC Desktops

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7 year old Compaq Presario SR192ONX Accidently deleted needed things. Now i have no Search/Help & Support/ internet. HELP!


Try Restore computer to a date before you deleted/zipped the files.
Click Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Restore and click on a restore date prior to your problems.

Jun 20, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario SR1920NX PC Desktop

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Hi I want to restore my computer to original factory settings. I can only find the F2 option into the BIOS menu and there is recovery centre. Plus it didn't come with a recovery disk. Do you have any...


Restart your Sony Vaio if it is already on. If it's off, turn it on
  • Press the F12 key on your Sony Vaio keyboard. This will enter the computer into the built-in restore mode. Note that depending on the model of Sony Vaio, you may have to press either the F11 key or the ESC key to enter this restore mode. This must be done before your operating system begins to load. If you see the Windows logo appear on screen, you'll have to restart and try again.

  • Choose the option on screen that is most appropriate to your needs. You will be presented with three options: you can either create a set of recovery discs, attempt to repair your operating system's installation, or restore your operating system. Repairing your operating system will attempt to fix your computer without deleting any of your personal files. Restoring your operating system will delete everything on your hard drive and return your computer to its original factory settings.

  • Wait for the restore process to complete. Depending on the type of restore you've tried, you may have to wait as little as a few minutes and as much as an hour or more. When the process is finished, the computer will automatically restart itselff

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    Computer turns on but will not load windows. Freezes after gateway comes on. Plus cannot start in safemode


    Enter the BIOS and ensure that the Hard drive is indeed being seen by the computer.

    Open up the chassis side panel and ensure that all conections are making contact.


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    Apr 14, 2011 | Gateway 3250S PC Desktop

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    Cannot delete "System Volume Information" on extra drive


    There is a free software title called ccleaner (a registry cleaner) that also gives you the option to delete system restore points. I would give that a shot.

    Jun 10, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    Still cant work it out!!


    u can do one thing . if u r system is infected by virus, some unknown programs are running in background. kill that process through task-manager. just check how much CPU is used by that program and f it is using more kill it. then download avast 4.8 pro from avast.com and clean it.

    Dec 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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