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Freezing

by craigy101 / August 23, 2005 8:34 PM PDT

Hello
I am using windows XP with IE
Can someone please explain why sometimes
when i click on a link my computer freezes
and i have to close down and restart my
computer?
thank you
craigy1012000

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Does this happen all the time or just somtimes?
by Earth9111 / August 23, 2005 8:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Freezing

Need more info.How much memory? Are you multitasking?Are you using Limewire,Ares, downloading files?It happens to me every now and then.Is hard drive filled to capacity?

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Craig, Some Steps To Take..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 24, 2005 12:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Freezing

Try cleaning things up a little by following the steps in the links below:

For Windows 2000/XP, ignore the first couple of sentences about checking "resources" in the link below but follow the rest of the procedures including the "Services" links at the bottom.

How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs

How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive

After following all the procedures above, run Error Checking/Chkdsk and Defrag to optimize the hard drive:

How To Run 'Error Checking/Chkdsk' On Win2000/XP

After that's done, if you don't already have them installed, please download, install, update, then run ALL of the free spyware removal tools from the links below:

Ad-Aware

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Grif has some good suff posted!!
by Earth9111 / August 24, 2005 8:15 PM PDT
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It would be a good idea to install some of them.

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