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Computer is freezing a lot

By lillolegigi2
Nov 21, 2009
  1. Intel(R)
    Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
    2.80 GHz,960 MB of RAM


    My computer freezes alot.Sometimes right after boot sometimes longer.I just want it to stop freezing i've tried to Defrag it I have tried Registry Cleaner's Lots of things i just need help. I don;t know what to do.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,227   +232

    It could be a problem with memory or the power supply... Is it time to take it to someone that knows computers very well?
     
  3. Xinthran

    Xinthran TS Rookie Posts: 37

    What type of "freezing" is it doing? BSOD (Black Screen of Death)? Is it just shutting off? Is it just locking in place and doing nothing? Could be different problems/solutions depending on the exact situation. What OS are you running? Have you flashed a new BIOS lately? Really need more information to have any kind of constructive solution.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,227   +232

    Because of the post, I don't think illolegigi2 can provide much more useful info here
     
  5. Xinthran

    Xinthran TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Unfortunately, this is most likely so.
     
  6. Clone512

    Clone512 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I know this is very unhelpful but BSOD stands for Blue Screen of Death, not black. And BSOD happens when windows crashes and is unable to recover from a system error.
     
  7. Xinthran

    Xinthran TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Not unhelpful, thanks for that correction. I'm just tired (I get up at 4am for work) and didn't catch my mistake. I know of a lot of...ignorant (just don't know) people who think the BSODs are freezes.
     
  8. Xinthran

    Xinthran TS Rookie Posts: 37

    For this person, I would say that his PSU could be the problem, but going through the other forum posts in this category could have given them a solution to try.
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,227   +232

    We are aware of this Clone512, and Windows BSODs can be caused by many things, even driver conflicts. lillolegigi2 hasn't given us much to go on, and as I suggested, he or she needs to take the computer to someone near by, to troubleshoot and repair
     
  10. Xinthran

    Xinthran TS Rookie Posts: 37

    You are right Tmagic. I just hate seeing someone have to take a computer into a shop. They are so very expensive.
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,227   +232

    Even a computer savvy friend could handle this for lillolegigi2... lillolegigi2 could be under 18
     
  12. Xinthran

    Xinthran TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Too true, just hope this person can get it fixed. :D
     
  13. lillolegigi2

    lillolegigi2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    accually heat problem figured it out i noticed the fans starting to make insanly loud sounds opened it up and the fan was clogged with dust (with the rest of the computer) thanks for the help but i fixed it ^^ (Thank god i didn't send in for fixing)
     
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,227   +232

    Thanks for the update lillolegigi2 :)
     
  15. Xinthran

    Xinthran TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Good deal. :D Glad you got it figured out. I find it's best to clean my computer at least once a month. I get quite a bit of dust in my area though.
     
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