Hello- desperately trying to figure out why my computer has suddenly started freezing up several times a day. The only option when it happens is to restart the computer. It was happening once or twice a day at first, but now it’s happening constantly- sometimes just a few minutes apart, other times I can play on the computer for hours before it does it again. I have no idea what could be causing it. I have run xoftspy and dumped what it found (nothing that looked too scary) I have scanned with Norton. I have defragmented and disk clean-upped and system restored back to a month ago. I’ve cleared cookies and history. What else??
In the past few weeks the only ‘changes’ I had made was I updating/upgrading to newer versions of…
And I loaded the ‘Tidy Start Menu’ program that organizes your menu. Other than that there were a couple real estate programs I tried to install, but they didn’t work anyway so were uninstalled the same day or so. Prior to this month I honestly do not recall this computer EVER freezing-- I mean yeah, browser would stop working and I’d have to restart the computer sometimes because it was running too slow, but I could still move the pointer around or open the task manager-- with these freezes I can do nothing. I was having some issues after updating Flashplayer, where some pages worked but others (like Youtube’s new beta page) would not, unless I disabled Norton. Once I upgraded to the new Norton a few days ago that problem seems to have cleared itself up. As far as I can tell though, my computer freezes whether or not I’m on the internet (well, I guess I’m always connected, but it freezes even if I don’t have Firefox open). I disabled more items out of my start menu-- also I ran Ewido and dumped a bunch of stuff it found- didn’t even read the whole list because I was afraid the computer would freeze before I got a chance to erase the junk, seemed like mostly cookies even though I thought I’d cleared those-- computer is still freezing- even when I’m not actually using it.
I know this site has more to do with burning CD’s but thought maybe the issue has to do with the new realplayer or flashplayer so I’m giving it a shot here just in case.