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Why my computer always hang?

by andy_pipu / May 6, 2004 6:47 PM PDT

I have this problem, my computer always hang and I have to press the restart button. Why computers will hang? What cos it to hang? How to prevent it from hanging? What should I do now?

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Re:Why my computer always hang? Answer = Too many reasons.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 6, 2004 10:38 PM PDT

From hardware issues like heat or a poorly selected and overtaxed power supply to bad memory chip to software issues like PARASITES, worms, virus and just bad code, there is no single cure for this issue.

You will have to tell more about this with a lot more words to have the forum make a good guess.

Bob

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Re:Why my computer always hang?
by wristal_10 / May 7, 2004 1:19 AM PDT

You didn't mention any specifics about your system (like memory or processor) but I have heard this complaint from users of brand new systems too.
First off MEMORY is one big cause. I don't care how much u have installed, if you have too many programs running on startup you will find the memory getting used pretty fast.
If you are comfortable modifying your MSCONFIG entries (type this command on RUN and you will see the list of programs all wanting to load being ticked
off in tiny boxes. You decide which programs you want
to run and leave them ticked. I find a lot of useless entries here.
Another reason can be your registry is too full of old entries. Use a good program like REGCLEANER to help with this.
Lastly, when did u last do a defrag on the drive?
I'm surprised by how many users neglect this.
Check into two excellent products (available for trial as well) Diskeeper or Voptme - the last one can be downloaded at Goldenbow.com and it is the fastest
defragger I have ever seen. Also it has some tools that might improve the registry and memory problems.
Write me if this helps.

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