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STEVE666 On March 11, 2019




BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Jul 22, 2009 @ 15:18:07
My computer freezes quite frequently. What causes this? And is there anyway of turning it off without un-plugging when this occures? Help!
hedkandi1984_21 On July 23, 2013




London, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Jul 22, 2009 @ 15:25:59
Is there anything in particular running when it freezes? Try going into task manager and see if any programs are using an unusual amount of memory. If you're using windows vista, it might be worth using the basic theme and getting rid of the windows sidebar, which might help speed things up a bit

when it freezes, try holding down the Ctrl Alt and Delete buttons.
rider On September 28, 2009

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The first one, Australia
#3New Post! Jul 22, 2009 @ 15:26:04
You can just turn it off at the wall if the button won't work it won't hurt it,it's like if you have a blackout,but also do a full system scan to see if there's a problem.
STEVE666 On March 11, 2019




BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Jul 22, 2009 @ 15:32:32
Thanks for your help people.
STEVE666 On March 11, 2019




BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Jul 22, 2009 @ 17:49:44
Thanks for your reply. Can I ask a question?
On your physical memory how do i change the usage of my computer say from 45% to 20?% for example to create more memory from my hard drive?
Cheers Steve
Tako_400 On April 19, 2010
Keep Ya' Head Up


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Beirut, Lebanon
#6New Post! Jul 29, 2009 @ 20:59:13
Do you have lots of air conditioners in the room? Turn a couple off or bring a heater into the room.
kentoo On October 26, 2010




Salmon Arm, Canada
#7New Post! Jul 29, 2009 @ 21:12:47
@STEVE666 Said

Thanks for your reply. Can I ask a question?
On your physical memory how do i change the usage of my computer say from 45% to 20?% for example to create more memory from my hard drive?
Cheers Steve
To decrease the amount of memory being used, decrease the number of applications and services running. You can control this by using Msconfig which is an application built into Windows.... just type Msconfig in the "run" box. You can also use "Task Manager" to shut down applications and services.
Digital On November 13, 2009




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#8New Post! Aug 01, 2009 @ 00:09:17
@kentoo Said

To decrease the amount of memory being used, decrease the number of applications and services running. You can control this by using Msconfig which is an application built into Windows.... just type Msconfig in the "run" box. You can also use "Task Manager" to shut down applications and services.



Just what they said!!

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knighthawk666 On August 22, 2014




Rio Rancho, New Mexico
#9New Post! Aug 01, 2009 @ 00:11:48
@STEVE666 Said

My computer freezes quite frequently. What causes this? And is there anyway of turning it off without un-plugging when this occures? Help!



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kaydoh On December 19, 2011




nottingham, United Kingdom
#10New Post! Aug 01, 2009 @ 00:26:22
Hold in the power off button for ten seconds or your system may have a restart button on the front. Just out of interest what browzer do you use?
sugarflyguy On March 15, 2010
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#11New Post! Aug 01, 2009 @ 05:16:14
@STEVE666 Said

Thanks for your reply. Can I ask a question?
On your physical memory how do i change the usage of my computer say from 45% to 20?% for example to create more memory from my hard drive?
Cheers Steve



You probably got a lot of background programmes running, probably a virus/trojan/malware, though around about 40-50% is normal amount of memory being used at anytime, that is also how many programmes you are running at the time
STEVE666 On March 11, 2019




BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
#12New Post! Aug 01, 2009 @ 13:16:59
@kaydoh Said

Hold in the power off button for ten seconds or your system may have a restart button on the front. Just out of interest what browzer do you use?



Was using explorer, now using firefox, which has helped the problem but not rectified it.
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