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Computer freezing up.

Every time I stream a video or play a flash game my computer feezes up. No movement on the cursor, nothing happens when I Ctrl Alt Del. Nothing. I switch it off and when it comes back on all is fine. Like I say, it only hapopens when I'm doing something that uses more of whatever it is that computers use to stream stuff.


PS I'm a novice at computers.

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Is This A Windows 98 Computer??

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Unfortunately, you've given us NO INFORMATION about your computer.. Laptop? Desktop? Operating system? Which version of Flash are you usin? Which media player is used when streaming video? Maintenance details?

Either way, because heat can cause such issues, please take the cover off the computer and use compressed air to clean out all the dust and junk from around the processor, heat sink, power supply, and all fans..

And in the meantime, please click on the link below to follow some basic cleanup steps which include scanning for malware and removing any unneeded startup programs and services:

Cleanup Steps

Hope this helps.


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Sorry. I'm a tecnodoofus.

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It's a desktop, running Windows XP. I've had it three years and I've never dusted it. I also have never cleaned it up as you suggest. I shall now do both. I have a feeling it's overheating because it's the hottest day of the year so far and now it freezes almost every time I use the internet. I'm hoping I get this finished before it freezes up again.

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(NT) Good Luck & Let Us Know How It Goes

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It worked!

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I blasted the hell out of it with some compressed air and loads of neolithic dust came flying out like a cloud of bees. I've been on You tube for ages and no freeze ups. Thank you sir.

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(NT) Good Job & Thanks For Posting Back

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Here's Cnet's video on cleaning.

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It's good to keep your computer in good condition,

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it's also advised to at least run a disk cleanup every 2/3 months.

Whenever the computer starts slowing down you need to do something about it before it gets worse.


Good luck.

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