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Computer freezing constantly random times

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by troysk, Jul 12, 2010.

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  1. troysk

    troysk Thread Starter

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    My computer has been freezing for a while and I haven't thought anything of it until recently when it started to freeze multiple times a day. Sometimes I would be doing something and other times I wouldn't be doing anything and it would just freeze. I've searched but I don't know what the problem is. All I know is that the light that blinks orange whenever I'm doing something goes away. Please help I'd really appreciate it. Thank you!
     
  2. Brett_WinTeam

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    The very first issue can be that your system is running beyond it's hardware specifications. This occurs when getting too numerous programs running at the same time. If the amount of RAM in your system cannot handle it then your computer will freeze. The simple solution for this is to run fewer programs or buy additional RAM.

    Some folks ask - what if windows 7 crashes when I only run a particular program? In this case you might need to update your drivers or system. Often times compatibility issues could cause your computer to freeze up. You can check the Microsoft Windows website for the latest updates.

    If windows 7 freezes at random, then this problem should be relates to the registry. When the Windows registry is full of errors it can stop your system from properly running. The registry contains the information of your computer which is used to communicate between the OS, software, and hardware devices. When the registry becomes congested with errors, the communication procedure breaks down.

    The recommended solution for this sort of Windows 7 freezing would be to clean the registry of corrupt files and various errors. Not just will this prevent pc crashing, it will also speed up your system considerably.

    Also, take a look at this site for some more information:
    http://www.winvistaclub.com/t9.html

    I hope this helps!

    Brett M,
    Windows Outreach Team
     
  3. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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    Brett_WinTeam,

    Here on TSG, we are strongly against any registry cleaning. There is absolutely nothing to gain by cleaning the registry. On the contrary, you'll only end up crippling programs and Windows itself.

    When running a registry cleaner on a fresh Windows install, it will still find "errors" to "fix"...
     
  4. Phantom010

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    troysk,

    Please click here to download and install version 2.0.2 of the HijackThis Installer.

    Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile.

    The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

    Do not fix anything


    How much RAM do you have on that computer?
     
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