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PC freezes for min or more every few min. Help, please

by funandflirty / February 6, 2010 12:35 PM PST

I have a Emachines T5230 desktop pc, with vista home premium. I have 2MB ram and 2 internal hd (250 and 500g) and the last week or more, no matter what program I run, whether it is basic firefox, photoshop, or just xferring files, etc. my computer freezes up every 5-10 min for a min or more. At some points, it freezes completely and won't even allow me to restart unless I use the off/on button.
I have Kaspersky and am diligent about keeping it updated and it shows I am protected and nothing out of the ordinary shows up when I run a full scan.
Any ideas would be appreciated. I always tease my friend cause she has issues like this all the time, but I've always been fairly lucky so this is driving me nutty.

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