Question about why my computer is freezing up

@jhl930 (3605)
United States
March 29, 2008 5:25pm CST
I was just wondering why my computer has gotten to where it is freezing up more...I mean in the last week or so it has frozen up three times and I don't know what to do i have tried to defrag it and it still froze up..I am running on windows vista if that helps...and one time i was watching a movie online...the other was when i was on limewire..and the other time i was watching a show on mtv.com and i was just wondering what you might think that the problem is and how to fix that problem? JHL930
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7 responses
• Philippines
30 Mar 08
Err, you better get Ubuntu Linux ( http://www.ubuntu.com ) or a Mac, instead. Ubuntu is free, by the way. Or else, you can switch back to Windows XP. Or, get 2 GB of RAM, as James3302 has recommended. Waiting for Windows XP SP 3 is just not worth it. Windows has serious development issues, and it's bound to continue because what is wrong is their corporate vision. They are only out to get money and more money, and not out to put out excellent products. Just my two cents' worth. http://www.gadzooki.com/author/dummygeekgurl http://dummygeekgurl.blogspot.com http://lorielovestech.wordpress.com :D
• United States
31 Mar 08
Yes Linux is better, but kinda hard to get the hang of. I can suggest Linspire. Check it out, its pretty much a linux kernel with a more user-friendly Gui to use. Microsoft has tried to keep this company from selling their OS so that's probably why not many people have heard of them.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I have windows Vista with my new computer. What a pain Vista is turning out to be. I have to restart the computer several times a day because it freezes up. I don't have a lot running on it, so I just think it's Windows. If I have three windows open, it freezes up eventually for sure. Adobe causes problems as well on here.
@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I agree with you that I think that it is just Windows Vista because I know alot of people that are complaining about it because they are having so much trouble with it I won't be able to wait until the new windows come out so that it can replace this because it isn't working for me at all!
@ltmoon (1008)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Windows Vista? ... there's your problem!
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
18 Jun 08
That's only half the battle. Limewire is the other half ;)
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Which version of Vista are you running? You may have one that is too much for your computer to handle. Or you can look at it the other way... your computer might not be enough to handle Vista. Its worse if you are using older memory and equipment. A brand new computer and preinstalled Vista is the best way of getting Vista (ugh... I said "best" and "Vista"). Other ways of doing it can have their problems, but this is microsoft and PCs we are talking about so that shouldn't be much of a surprise. Check the programs you have for compatibility issues with Vista. Flash, Firefox, Opera, Media Players, they've had issues with Vista. Thanks to updates for both sides of the equation the issues keep popping up. Keep this in mind when looking for alternative programs and solutions. You also should avoid limewire, or at least be very careful. With this bit of advice, make sure to run an antivirus scan and an antispyware scan. If they come up with nothing, do the scans in safe mode and see if that works. You should also clean up your computer a bit, data wise. Put files and programs off your computer or to a DVD/External-Harddrive. If none of this works, you might have to reformat.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
I am sorry to say, I don't have any advice for you, but I wanted to say I have the same problem. Only mine freezes up on me at least two or three times a day. It is acutally my daughter's computer and she says it has been since she put in a card for her surround sound. She has taken her card back to the computer store and they say it has nothing to do with it. But if we unplug the speakers it doesn't happen and so we try to remember to unplug them if we aren't listening to music while on the computer. But it is a bit of a pain to unplug them since she has 12 speakers. The sound is great when listening to music, though, with all the speakers so we usually have them plugged in.
@chumin (38)
• China
31 Mar 08
vista is new system ,many problems;and check your computer with antivirus.good luck
• United States
29 Mar 08
I have Vista and I do not have any problems. You will have to give more specifics on your hardware setup. do you have 2GB of RAM? If not that is the problem. You should either install more RAM or install Windows XP. I have 2GB RAM, and 1.8GHZ dual core processor with 250GB Hard drive. I bought a Dell Laptop with vista and it had 1GB RAM. Dell did not tell me that they suggested 2GB RAM. I eventually installed XP and it has worked fine ever since. There's a Service Pack that has came out for Vista that it supposed to fix alot of problems it has,maybe once that is installed that will help with your problem.