Screen Freezes in XP

  johnoo 12:50 10 Sep 2011
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Looking for some help on this problem. I am using Internet Explorer with XP, on occasions when I go into Internet Explorer the screen, on occasions, freezes. Can't select anything other than my home page & can’t get out of the Home page. Only constant clicking on the “red cross” gets release, then get the “ Do you want to end session now ” box. This problem has only recently started, I use cc cleaner after every session. Hope I have explained enough for help to be given. Any ideas as to cause & how cure?

  onthelimit1 13:08 10 Sep 2011

If it's a PC and getting on a bit, it may be the CPU heat-sink is choked with dust. This causes the CPU to overheat when working hard, and it stalls to protect itself. Whip the side cover off and have a look.

  Ex plorer 14:16 10 Sep 2011

Try downloading Fire-Fox 3.62 its not the latest version look for British English assuming you live in the UK. From[Here]just to make sure its not IE playing up.1

  Ex plorer 14:18 10 Sep 2011
  Nontek 15:11 10 Sep 2011

I use cc cleaner after every session.

I reckon that is a bit OTT and could even be partly the cause of your problem.

  johnoo 15:35 10 Sep 2011

Nortek, Why do you think it is OTT? Also why do you think it is partly causing the problem?

My problem on using Firefox is that it is a random problem only occuring once/twice a week. I have to admit I don't think it has happened on FF, so could be IE related.

  Nontek 15:52 10 Sep 2011

I use a Reg cleaner (not Ccleaner) about once a week or even less, and I have no problems! I have used Ccleaner in the distant past, but found it to be a bit aggressive.

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