I have a computer 1 yr old. We are having this problem my pc keeps running. We are working or just looking on the internet and it freezes and starts running like it wants to restart it self. this is very up setting help
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Re: Computer keeps freezing
I advise you to re install windows .
if the problem persists try the following:
1- place an isolation sheet ( paper , nylon , styrofoam..) beneath the mainboard so it wont be in contact with the case.
2- check integrity of RAM uninstall it and reinstall it properly
3- check cpu if its overheating sometimes improper cpu cooling could cause system freesing.
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Run your antivirus program. There may be something slowing your computer that you can remove. It is a good idea to run your antivirus program every week. Step 2
Remove spyware. Run a good spyware tool at least twice a month. Step 3
Use a pop-up blocker, if you have one. Check your antivirus program.
Dispose of the Extras
Delete your document files for anything you no longer need. Saved pictures, audio and video files in particular can slow your computer.
Remove unwanted programs from the Control Panel area. Old toolbars or games the kids downloaded off the Internet are a good place to start. Look for software you no longer use, such as the old printer you threw out last year.
Clean out your email. Old messages are a constant drain on your computer's resources. Go through every folder, deleting everything you do not need. Leave no mail! Finish by emptying the Deleted Items folder.
Turn off unnecessary programs. Check your taskbar for icons that show running programs. Disable anything you are not currently using.
Run the Disk Cleanup tool located in your Control Panel. (Windows only. For other operating systems, please check the Resources section below.) This will remove temporary files, cookies and unnecessary components to speed up your computer.
Defragment your computer. Defragging takes some time, but will speed your computer significantly. You can find the tool in your Control Panel. Run it monthly.
Check for disk errors. Sometimes corrupted files slow down your computer. To find and fix these files, Go to My Computer and right-click on C drive. Choose Properties, then Tools.
You may want to look into upgrading your RAM if there is less than 2GB installed. This is a recommendation that I have found in working with several PC's running this Operating System. Also, you would want to run disk clean up and remove any temporary files that Windows finds. Deleting any other temporary or unused files from your PC on a regular basis should increase system performance. In addition, if these steps do not solve your problem, you may want to consider upgrading to a faster performance hard drive (preferably a SATA II with a 32MB cache). As a last resort, you may look at your CPU to see if there is an upgrade for it, as well. Keep in mind that Vista is a resource hog and can slow down a PC within just a short period of time.
It sounds like your computer is not recognising the hard drive. Go into the bios (keep pressing the delete key as your computer starts up ) and find 'hard drive auto select' and press enter to see if your computer can recognise the hard drive. Even if this works it sounds like your hard drive is on the way out.
1/ Make sure no floppy or CD in drives 2/ Check Hard Drive cable connections, both ends 3/ Go into BIOS and check drive is recognised in there
there are several areas that slow. you can address them one at a time.
1. internet... download and run ATF Cleaner here www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1 -
Run it everytime you exit your internet broswer, always run it twice and look for the "no files found" message. this free program belongs on everyone's desktop and almost eliminates the need for spyware programs.
2. Programs-- go to your programs list and UNINSTALL (NOT DELETE) any old programs your not using-- if there's no uninstall for the program, do it from the add/remove software area of the control panel.
3.remove all entries from the start-programs-startup folder.. This will not uninstall programs, just keep them from starting untill you actually need them (imagaine that)
4. Start- run- type in MSCONFIG, click the startup tab at the top. uncheck all boxes for stuff like yahoo messenger, real player, quicktime....make sure you dont touch the ones for your virus programs and video and sound cards. restart the computer, asnwer ok when it says you've changed things.
5. Get a can of canned air unplug the computer from power take the side or back off the case and blow all the cobwebs out. especially the fans and metal finned heatsincs under them.
there is more , but this should speed ya up a bit.
Okay, well that could mean a lot of things. First, of all how old is this laptop?..When was the last time you ran a disk cleanup?..Well the reason I asked you how old your laptop was, is because if your laptop is super old then, that's the reason why it is always freezing up. And I asked how long ago it was wen you ran a disk clean up, because in a lot of cases, when people's computers or laptops freeze up, is because they dont run disk clean ups often..and just let unnceccesary files continue to pile up on the computer. So if your computer is old and you never run disk clean ups this is why your laptop keeps freezing up. For example: an older person is walking along..and you give them a sack of potatoes to carry..ok obviously their going to walk slower..now every 5 minutes you give them another sack of potatoes. Wouldnt you think that the old person is going to have to stop every now and then and catch their breathe?. Ok, think of a computer like that. Well those are the two main things that came to my mind. Like I said, it could be a number of reasons your laptop is doing this. Hope this helps! :]
try using another web browser like mozila fire fox or opera. other wise u have to uninstall the internet explorer and reinstall it again. to uninstall in windows(xp)
* click on start--control panel.
*click on add/remove programs then click on ad/remove windows programs at the left corner of the pop up window.
*among the windows components, check for internet explorer and untick it then click on next to continue.
*when don restart yr system
to reinstall internet explorer
*follow the steps above to tick internet explorer thyen next n yr don.
it should work i suppose.
The first step is to verify that you are not infected with a spyware or virus infection. The fact that you are only having freezing problems when you are connected to the internet is a sign that you may have some kind of infection.
The Geek Squad website has links to free online virus and spyware scanners that can tell you if you're infected.