Freezing is also known as crashing or hanging. It’s frustrating. The computer locks up and the mouse and keypad do not respond. You might lose data and you lose time and patience. Del to see the scheduled programs that are running and to try to close the program that is not responding, or you will need to force a restart.
So why does your computer freeze up? Do a disk cleanup (cache, temp documents, unused or old files, recycle bin) .. Do not run any more applications at onetime than you need to. If the freezing happens with one application consistently, uninstall and reinstall it – files associated with the application may have grown to be corrupted. Always use Control Panel/ Add Remove programs, or the uninstall program owned by the planned program to uninstall an application. If the freezing has been occurring because you installed a new program, uninstall it.
Uninstall any programs that you may have downloaded and installed before, but longer use no. Free, up resources – select Run and type “msconfig” in the dialog box. Next, go through the “Startup” tab. All the programs listed here with check marks are running in the machine storage.
To free resources Windows 98 users may uncheck everything except “System Tray”. System and StateMgr Tray. Leave your anti-virus software in the startup as well. You need to restart the computer for these changes to take impact. Run ScanDisk (or Check Disk in OR WINDOWS 7) – Defragment your disk. Click … Read more