My computer freezes from time to time

  haricot 16:26 13 Dec 2010

This has only just started to happen and I would like to know if anyone has a solution.

I dont know why it happens . The computer has been on for some time and them suddenly the mouse wont register on screen and/or I cant move the side bar up and down or it wont type a letter etcetc.

It is absolutely infuriating. If anyone can lead me to a solution I would be most grateful.


  northumbria61 17:27 13 Dec 2010

Could be any number of things when it is doing it "randomly" - have a read here click here OR choose from this LIST click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:35 13 Dec 2010

FReeezing PC

1. Overheat due to faulty / blocked fans

2. PSU voltages

3. Household power surges fridge etc switching on/off

4. faulty memory stick try memtest click here

5. virus or spyware scan for both especially if shutting down with in a few minutes of switch on or internet use

6. driver conflicts especially grahics cards get the latest drivers for your equipment

  haricot 10:59 14 Dec 2010

Thanks chaps and sorry about the delay in acknowledging.
I have tried my AVG and Malwares and they give me a clear reading so no probs there.

The other stuff you gave me means a lot of self diagnosing and that is just what I am not any good at, hence asking you guys in the first place.
I regret to say that I am a "green tinhorn" when it comes to computers and the technical side.

Anyhow thanks for your input , I am grateful nevertheless.

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