Why does my Desk Top keep hanging

  iamagreatskier 12:30 11 Feb 2008

Ok, so I used to blame Norton but now I got rid of them and use Kaspersky [good btw] but the pc still comes to a shuddering and irreversible halt which requires a power off and restart. I just can't figure out what the problem is and wonder if you can suggest something as it is driving me up the wall!! I run XP with all the updates, IEXP 7 and it is a Dell about 4 years old. Thanks as always,

  King6m 12:36 11 Feb 2008

look in task manager under pocesses before performing any opperations on your pc and see waht is using up the system process.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:37 11 Feb 2008

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

  rick808 12:56 11 Feb 2008

I had a similar problem and found it was a faulty shell extension - can't remember which it was but found that this helped - click here

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