Q. My Old Computer Continues To Freeze. Is it time for a new Hard Drive or New Computer?
A few of the usual suspects are the Temp
files, Internet Cache and a failing
Hard Drive etc.
1. Open and use
Window's own cleanup tool you can get rid of all the suspects. The Tool is
called Disk CleanUp and is one of many Windows System Tools. Access these
Start Menu under All Programs>Accessories. After the cleanup is
finished run the Check Disk Utility. Have your Windows Installation CD Handy.
2. Open My Computer,
Right Click the appropriate Drive, choose properties then choose the Tools tab.
3. Click Check Now in the
Error- Checking area.
4. Check both
Automatically Fix File System Errors and Scan For and Attempt Recover Of Bad
Sectors options then Click OK.
5. Run both your anti
virus and anti spy ware scanners
6. Fix any ActiveX
problems by opening the
Control Panel; choose
Internet Options then under the
General Tab/Settings/View Objects right click to delete any items marked "Damaged"
in the status column.
7. Last but not least run the good old System File Checker by clicking Start then Run and type in cmd and hit the enter key. In the new Command Line box at the prompt type "sfc /scannow" (without the quotes). Make coffee as this scan may take a while. After all that and you are still having problems then you have gone as far as a typical user can go. Now is the time to ask the questions or seek further help. When asking a question inform a forum or whoever that you have tried everything listed here so whoever provides advice is not covering old ground.
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