What should you do when your computer or browser freezes up?

United States
November 25, 2007 8:25pm CST
Some sites are really bad about making my browser bar freeze. Before I got broadband, browser crashes were an every day happening. Now, it's not so bad. But, it does still happen. And, most times, my browser and computer freezes up at the worst time. Sometimes when my computer freezes up, I'll go through my documents and delete old files and ebooks that are junking up my system. Not that I'm blaming the junk for slowing down my computer. But, it gives me an excuse to "clean house" on my computer. Then after my browser goes back to normal, I continue my Internet browsing experience as usual. How do you pass the time waiting for your computer to unfreeze? Do you reboot your computer, so you don't have to put up with the hassle of waiting?
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I experience the same problem from time to time in that it seems my computer freezes up a bit but only on certain sites. I routinely go through my files and delete any files/documents or photos I no longer need. But I find the only way to unfreeze my computer is just to shut down for awhile and reboot--
• United States
26 Nov 07
I have to dejunk my files often, as I'm always collecing stuff online. But, the reboot idea is also a really good one. Will try that. Thanks!
@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
26 Nov 07
What browser are you using? If you are using IE, try Firefox or Opera...You may find you won't have browser and PC freezing problems after that