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Using Methods To Resolve Your PC From Freezing.

April 29, 2010 By: lilybird Category: Software

There are two types of computer freeze – when only one program has froze or when your whole system has crashed. Both are very annoying and both results could lead to data lose.

To clear your Windows crash, press CTRL, ALT, DEL together and open up the Task Manager. Select the program that is described as ‘Not Responding’ and click on this to close the offending program. But if everything has crashed – meaning that you can not even use your mouse, then press CTRL, ALT, DEL and shut down. Wait for a minute and then re-boot. As said before, data could be lost if you were in the middle of something.

Diagnosing the Windows crash is the hard part. If it keeps on happening then it will need to be stopped before it worsens, possibly causing alot more problems than needed. Eliminating certain reasons will narrow down the solution to the crash. Retracing your steps can help. For example, if you have installed new hardware then check that the device driver is the right one. Incorrect device drivers are a main cause for alot of computer problems so check your Device Manager for any issues with your hardware. This can be found in the Control Panel. If there are any problems here it will be shown with a warning icon. Disable the offending item, restart your computer and see whether this rectifies the freeze. If it does then go back into the Device Manger and update the driver effected and install the latest version.

Viruses or spyware can cause strange behaviour on your computer with freezing being just one of them. If you browse online then it is an absolute necessity that you have a reputable antivirus package installed. If you do have antivirus protection onboard then ensure that you only have one package installed. This may sound daft but if you have decided to install different antivirus protection without uninstalling the last then both will conflict with each other resulting with a PC crash.

If new software has been installed recently since the crashes have happened then uninstall it, reboot and see if this helps.

A corrupted registry is a huge contributor to a PC freeze. The registry holds all of the system’s configuration settings that makes things happen between the user, the software and the system itself. Without a registry your computer would not function. Incorrect, obsolete, corrupt registry files can easily occur due to the sheer size and complexity of the registry. So if a value within the registry is corrupt then the reading of this to the system is misunderstood, which can relate to your system freezing. Install a registry repair tool for instant results and a worry-free registry repair.

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