Question about Computers & Internet

2 Answers

My laptop freezes completely 1 hour into a full virus check. Unable to start the task manager so all I can do is switch off then restart. Laptop works ok until I try the same thing

Posted by on

  • clyde  alcala
    clyde alcala Mar 15, 2011

    what is the name of the virus protection?

  • lwhc363 Mar 15, 2011

    Webroot

×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Prodigy:

    An expert who has answered 500 questions.

  • Expert
  • 674 Answers

Disable Unnecessary Services

There are too many hidden services running in the background at system startup which may be a cause of laptop freezing. You can disable unnecessary services from the start up by following the guide below:

  1. Click Start button
  2. Open Run
  3. Type msconfig and press Enter
  4. Click on Services tab
  5. Remove all unwanted services from start up
  6. Press OK

Run Disk Checkup

Disk Checkup is a very good method to fix laptop freeze. Disk checkup helps you to remove the errors that are causing laptop freezing problem. You can follow the steps below to run disk checkup:

  1. Open My Computer
  2. Right-click on any one of the drive
  3. Go to Properties
  4. In Properties click on Tools
  5. Now click on Check Now
  6. Select the option "Automatically fix file system errors"
  7. Press Start

Disable Startup Programs

Disabling Startup programs can help you to fix laptop freezes randomly problem. Follow the steps below to disable unwanted startup programs.

  1. Click Start
  2. Click on Run
  3. Type Msconfig in the blank space
  4. Press OK button
  5. Click on Startup tab
  6. Disable all the unwanted programs
  7. Reboot your computer

Clean Registry Errors

Corrupt registry causes many problems due to which laptop freezes randomly. Registry gets corrupted when it is overloaded and it starts generating errors. To fix registry errors quickly, use a powerful registry cleaner and PC optimization software.

Tired of Laptop freezing? Want to fix this problem for good? The easiest way to do so is to install the Intel Software Partner RegInOut. To download RegInOut click here.

Posted on Jul 12, 2011

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Try to run PC in safe mode. this helps loosen up RAM loads.

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Hi!! my pc laptop keeps on freezing,how can I fix it please?


Make sure it has the maximum memory installed. Also do a defrag. on your system.

Mar 22, 2015 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Laptop freezing on netflix


There are many things that might cause your PC to run slowly or restart at time and then. It could be a fragmented disk; fragmented registry; a virus, Trojan, or spy ware; high CPU and/or utilization due to too many programs running; high disk I/O; or something else.

To check your CPU and memory utilization, run Task Manager. You can start Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and then clicking on the Task Manager Button. In Task manager, click on the Performance tab and check CPU Usage and PF Usage. PF Usage is an indicator of memory usage. If one or both of these is high, click on the Processes tab, and sort the columns by CPU or Memory to see what processes are consuming the resource. If you are not sure what the process "Image name" is for, Google the name and you should find what the process is for.

If your CPU and memory usage are reasonable, then you may have a different issue. Even if you running anti-virus software, it may be beneficial to scan your PC with another scanner to check for viruses. No anti-virus software is 100% perfect at catching everything. Here are a few good free online virus scanners that you can run to check your PC:

http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/home.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym&plfid= 23&pkj=RRJEDTKJBTVISBYWWYP

http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/

An excellent free utility for overall system maintenance is Advanced System Care Free ( http://download.cnet.com/advanced-systemcare-free/3000-2086_4-10407614 .html ). I use this utility on a regular basis.

You should always run anti-virus software. There are several very good, free, anti-virus products available. One good source to read editor and user reviews, and safely download anti-virus software, is http://download.cnet.com -- search for free antivirus software. In addition to the reviews, you can see how many people are downloading the software, which is another good indicator of how popular it is.

I have used AVG Free ( http://download.cnet.com/avg-anti-virus-free/3000-2239_4-10320142.html ) , and Avast Free ( http://download.cnet.com/avast-free-antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.htm l ). Both are very good, and completely free. At present I am using Avast on all of my home computers.

I have heard good things about Avira AntiVir Free ( http://download.cnet.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-Free-Antivirus/3000-22 39_4-10322935.html ), and it has good ratings, but I have not personally tried it.

In addition to Avast or one of the other free anti-virus software packages, I also run Ad-Aware ( http://download.cnet.com/ad-aware-free-internet/3000-8022_4-10045910.h tml ). Ad-Aware is a free anti-malware, anti-spyware package.

Good luck!

Mar 11, 2012 | ASUS Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Laptop dell inspiron n5010 hanging suddenly


There are many things that might cause your PC to run slowly or restart at time and then. It could be a fragmented disk; fragmented registry; a virus, Trojan, or spy ware; high CPU and/or utilization due to too many programs running; high disk I/O; or something else.

To check your CPU and memory utilization, run Task Manager. You can start Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and then clicking on the Task Manager Button. In Task manager, click on the Performance tab and check CPU Usage and PF Usage. PF Usage is an indicator of memory usage. If one or both of these is high, click on the Processes tab, and sort the columns by CPU or Memory to see what processes are consuming the resource. If you are not sure what the process "Image name" is for, Google the name and you should find what the process is for.

If your CPU and memory usage are reasonable, then you may have a different issue. Even if you running anti-virus software, it may be beneficial to scan your PC with another scanner to check for viruses. Here is a few good virus scanners that you can run to check your PC:

http://c74b6qq6lbo8zlievtv2q810g1.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=DMWDH6W3

Nov 24, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My laptop freez some time mouse and keboard nothing wor i have to switch off laptop and on again tell work


try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f this should schedule to happen on reboot which will scan for and attempt to recover bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or
click startcontrol panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
defragment your hard drive will speed up your computer
scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer you might have virus slowing your computer also select users you will see who is using your computer



hope this helps

Jan 19, 2011 | Fujitsu Fujistu ST1200 Notebook

1 Answer

My toshiba tempro laptop doesnot shows anything on desktop including start menu and task bar. What shall i do now? How to scan my laptop for viruses on-line ?


1. Start the Computer in Last Known Good configuration by pressing the f8 key at startup.
2. Press CTRL+DEL+ALT key to get the Task Manager and click on File--->New Task and type explorer and check you can get the Task bar.
3. You can try performing the System Restore either in Safe Mode or in Normal mode(if task manager opens).
4. In the Task Manager, New Task enter %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe and try to restore the computer to last known good configuration.
5. if the Computer works in Safe Mode, you can install any anti virus or spy ware removal software and scan for virus/spy ware.
6. You can repair or reinstall the OS.

Jun 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Laptop freezing


Check the system status go to the Task Manager and check which are the services running check for CPU speed if it reached 100% then you need to kill some services which is not running , sometimes it happes due to a virus attach , run antivirus and check for space and clear temp files and at last defrag the drive.

Dec 16, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

2 Answers

Task manager disabled by the administrator


Hi,

To regain access to your Task Manager and Folder Options, the quickest remedy for the moment would be to download and run RRT.exe. It is "Remove Restriction Tool" and available here.

For Anti-Virus, you can try AntiVir by Avira available here. Additionally, you may want to download and install Lavasoft's Ad-Aware here. Upon download, install and update. Thereafter run a full scan. Pls follow on screen instructions.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Apr 27, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

7 Answers

Task manager


Hi,

If you are certain that you are logged on as administrator or has administrator privileges, then a virus is preventing your opening of the Task Manager. Additionally, the same virus is likewise preventing access to the Folder Option and the MSCONFIG function.

Of course the correct solution would be to run a full deep virus scan and delete detected ones. You can also try running RRT.exe to force access to the above functions.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Mar 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

5 Answers

Slow Laptop Performance


you could have a virus and malware infection.
Please download run these utilities in safe mode.

ccleaner - will clean all the crap out.
spybot - will clean your system of malware
adaware - will finish cleaning system of malware.
your favorite antivirus. I like AntiVir. You know what these do.
Please let me know how you make out.

Jan 09, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M45-S265 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

167 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...