How often does your computer freeze up on you?

@TheHorse (142364)
Walnut Creek, California
October 17, 2021 11:56am CST
Mine seems to do so every three days or so. Sometimes I do a warm reboot. Sometimes I do a cold reboot. This morning I did a cold reboot. Everything seems OK now. I may go play music with my friend Mike later. Right now I drink coffee and wake up.
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@JimBo452020 (73559)
• Montrose, Scotland
17 Oct
I don't own a computer anymore so the answer is it doesn't apply to me anymore
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
How do you access MyLot?
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@JimBo452020 (73559)
• Montrose, Scotland
18 Oct
@TheHorse my phone
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
@JimBo452020 I'll have to get one one those one of these days. If I don't become a Survivalist in Montana.
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@Sojourn (12434)
• India
17 Oct
It happened with the laptop I replaced today frequently. Though I could unfreeze it by using my technical chops without needing any reboot, but it was still an annoyance among the many other problems it had. It was just an one year old laptop, the result of a bad purchase decision.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Oct
I am sorry that it is/was not working well.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
What laptop was it?
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@Sojourn (12434)
• India
18 Oct
@wolfgirl569 (52355)
• Marion, Ohio
18 Oct
Only every few weeks most of the time
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
That's pretty good. I wonder if I sometimes have too many browsers open.
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@wolfgirl569 (52355)
• Marion, Ohio
18 Oct
@TheHorse I often have a lot of tabs open
@sprite1950 (30165)
• Corsham, England
17 Oct
Mine takes a long time to get into in the morning but after that it seems fine. I think I have too many programmes running on start up.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
That may be my problem as well.
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@sprite1950 (30165)
• Corsham, England
18 Oct
@TheHorse I usually leave mine when I start it up and do something else. Once I'm in it's usually fine for the rest of the day.
@yukimori (9824)
• United States
17 Oct
It used to happen at least once a week. I had it in to Geek Squad a few times and they couldn't figure out what was going on with it. Ended up swapping out the hard drive on my own and it mostly works like a charm now.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Good to hear. Did Geek Squad charge you even when they couldn't figure it out?
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@yukimori (9824)
• United States
18 Oct
@TheHorse No, but they would have if I hadn't had the protection plan on it.
@louievill (28871)
• Philippines
17 Oct
There are numerous reasons why a computer freezes, it could be the hard drive, memory problem, software or application problems, over heating, a malware or virus, are you sure it's not too cold in your place?
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Heh. I think I probably just have too many windows open at the same time.
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@louievill (28871)
• Philippines
18 Oct
@TheHorse too many windows open would allow cold air and frost to come in that's why it freezes so better close it.
@arunima25 (67892)
• Bangalore, India
17 Oct
Glad that everything is okay now. Never thought that we have so many kinds of reboot and Col reboot is something I have no idea about Have a good Sunday
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Oh, I meant coal reboot. I build a small coal fire under my computer to keep it warm. Did you know that plastic melts?
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@arunima25 (67892)
• Bangalore, India
19 Oct
@TheHorse Yes, plastic melts. Hope it unfreezed after melting
@kaylachan (28072)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Oct
Once a day or so, at least this one. But, then it wasn't designed for the type of multi-tasking I do.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Oct
Mine is working OK since I did a cold reboot this morning.
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@DocAndersen (53187)
• United States
18 Oct
it is likely software that is installed causing the problem. if it were hardware, it would happen fairly consistently (like every day after the PC was on for an hour).
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Could it be that I sometimes open too many browsers?
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@DocAndersen (53187)
• United States
18 Oct
@TheHorse that I would say is possible but not likely. it is more likely a bit of software you have installed that isn't doing what it is supposed to do. For example - you ask a child to please put blocks away. Every day they put the blocks away, but they always throw one in the trash. You let them, and collect the ones that are incorrectly stored. But on the last day the child can't play with the blocks they are all in the trash. your computer is the same as the child. it sometimes throws the blocks away not knowing it needs them later. then it reaches for that block, it isn't there and freezes.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
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@DaddyEvil (63908)
• United States
18 Oct
My laptop froze up on me about two weeks ago. I did a cold reboot and haven't had any trouble since. I'm glad you got it up and running successfully.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Yeppers, still working. Maybe I just tend to open up too many browsers at once, taxing working memory. I dunno.
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@DaddyEvil (63908)
• United States
18 Oct
@TheHorse That's possible. Mine handles about twenty open tabs before it starts balking while playing YT videos at the same time.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
@DaddyEvil That's pretty good!
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@xander6464 (29270)
• Wapello, Iowa
17 Oct
I've been having good luck with my current computer. It hasn't frozen up yet.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Oct
Mine has been a good boy since this morning.
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@xander6464 (29270)
• Wapello, Iowa
18 Oct
@TheHorse I hope it stays that way.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
@xander6464 So far so good. I'm trying not to open up too many windows at once.
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@JudyEv (259837)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 Oct
Thankfully, mine doesn't freeze up too often.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
Glad to hear. I may try to do too many things at once.
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@JudyEv (259837)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 Oct
@TheHorse That could be the problem. I sometimes have a heap of windows open then start to worry about overloading the poor thing.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
@JudyEv That may be my issue. Tonight, things are running smoothly.
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@RasmaSandra (49229)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
18 Oct
My laptop becomes strange at times and I can't do anything so I have to restart it and then it runs just fine for about 3 - 4 days, I usually don't turn it off but put it to sleep at night,
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Oct
That's pretty much my strategy.
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@May2k8 (16435)
• Indonesia
18 Oct
I haven't used a computer for a long time, before often showing a blue screen when too many applications are running.
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@TheHorse (142364)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct
That may be my issue as well.
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@snowy22315 (127126)
• United States
18 Oct
Too often, certainly enough to be annoying.
@lovebuglena (35018)
• Staten Island, New York
18 Oct
Mine doesn't freeze up but my screen starts flickering (is that the right word?). That becomes very annoying. I managed to find a solution. When I plug the laptop into the outlet the flickering stops. However, not a good idea to do that if the battery is pretty full. Wonder why it flickers and how to make it not happen at all.
@LadyDuck (369171)
• Switzerland
18 Oct
My desktop computer almost never freezes up on me. It happened a few weeks ago, it rebooted a couple of times. I turned it off, let it rest 4 minutes and when I turned on it worked.