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PC Freezing Up: How to avoid it

Many times, the computer freezes up when we least expect it to which leaves us scratching and hitting our head against the wall. This problem usually occurs when we run too many system applications at the same time, or open far too many tabs on the Internet browser at the same time. Applications are stored on temporary memory, unlike ROM (Read only Memory) that is permanently stored even when the computer is switched off the RAM or Read Access Memory only offers temporary storage that erases when the computer system is switched off. Fact: A computer freezing up could happen to just about any computer user irrespective of how sophisticated the machine is.

There are several things to do in order to avoid computer freezing up problems. While it makes common sense to always shut down the computer from the start up menu, some people prefer switching it off from the power button. This is not a good idea generally and should be avoided. Before we look at what we could do to prevent our system from freezing up, another simple tip is to only use one user account at a time.

Check the Disk for Errors

Start button-> Computer->Right-clicked the hard disk drive and then properties->Tools tab-> Error-checking and then click check now. Any problem detected can be repaired by clicking on the automatically fix file system errors. For a more advanced check, click on Scan and make sure you click on attempt recovery of bad sectors when prompted. By doing this, both file errors and physical errors can be checked. Next, click start.

Clean the Registry

The registry can build up faulty unnecessary entries over time from the adding/removing of programs, hardware, and files. These unnecessary entries can cause your computer to become slower and slower over time. This unnecessary entries are sometimes responsible for system freezes. It is a good idea to clean the registry. For more info, you can see our list of the best registry cleaners.

Computer Defragmentation

Defragmenting the computer hard drive is important to consolidate the computer memory. Not only are stored files and applications better stored in the memory when computer defragmentation is conducted, but memory space is saved in the process. To defragment the computer memory click on the start menu-> computer-> Right-clicked and click on property-> Performance-> Advanced Tool-> Open Disk Defragmenter and click Defragment now. You can select the volume by choosing Disk C or all Disks.

Uninstall Unnecessary Programs

Most of us have unnecessary programs on our system, and too many of these programs do not just occupy space, but also make the system slower than usual. Start button-> Control Panel-> Add/Remove Programs. Check to see software programs that you rarely used and uninstall them.

Delete Temporary Files and Cookies

Too many temporary files slow down Internet speed (On the Internet Explorer browser click on tools-> Internet Options-> Delete cookies). To delete temporary files -> tools-> Internet options-> delete files.

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