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pplufthesun's avatar

My computer seems to be freezing for no specific reason, why is this happening, and what are your reccomendations?

Asked by pplufthesun (602points) August 5th, 2008

I’m running a windows XPS 700 SP2 Media Center. Any Ideas?

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jlm11f's avatar

Is your HD (harddrive) almost full? It could be a lack of memory space problem. You could also try defragmenting the computer. Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter.

Once you answer my Qs, I might be able to help more. Do you have any anti-virus program? If so, which? And is it updated? Did you try scanning your computer with it?

poofandmook's avatar

Do you have any programs/hardware you installed recently that may have patches or updates on their website? Have you downloaded/installed any “service packs” for any programs that may be buggy? You could try starting it in safe mode and see if it solves it, or if you hit (I think) F1 during boot and restoring your computer to the last working configuration… someone clarify this if I’m wrong?

popo7676's avatar

I would recommend going to CCleaner. Install this and run it it will clean out all of the junk you don’t need in your computer. If u dont want to do that i would also do a system restore Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. Also the key to bring up the boot menu is F8 or F11 its been a while since i had to do so. Also what is the type and speed of your processor? How much ram do you have? if you have 1 GB or less i would recommend upgrading.

jlm11f's avatar

the key for boot menu is F8.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

honestly, the best thing to do is just save all the documents you want to keep, and reinstall windows. sure you will have to install a few new programs and upgrades again, but its worth it to have the computer run like the day you bought it. You diiiiid keep the windows cd right? or the restore disk?

pplufthesun's avatar

I have ALL of my discs. I learned my lesson years a go when I got the worst computer virus in the world. My HDD is not near full and I ran a virus check and it said nothing was wrong. What is the best course of action?

popo7676's avatar

If you want it fast now, then transfer all of your important information from your computer to an external hard drive. Then put the OS disks in your computer. When you reinstall your OS it should be much faster.

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