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Perhaps the "no difference" comment applies to the most common cases where a disk is generally underutilised? –luapyad Aug 23 '09 at 4:29 1 Defragmentation will run once a week small utilities can be helpful for your PC. You need an understanding to actually know what you need to look for, if I need to cover most of these cases I would have the longest post on SU. It could be heat-related.

I have tested hardware, run registry cleaners, offline virus scans and I couldn't find anything under event viewer indicating what it could be causing the freezes. Install the software on your system. Jan 9, 2008 #10 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Topic Status: Not open for further replies.

by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 28, 2008 6:54 AM PDT In reply to: Computer freezes intermittently We'll need more information than you have given.. It may ask for your Windows CD. What type of computer? Every OS needs to be rebooted every once in a while.

would work. I'm guessing you'd like to avoid this if you can. by Dango517 / October 28, 2008 2:01 PM PDT In reply to: Computer freezes intermittently Dust can clog the CPU cooler and the Graphics card (If you have one) causing momentary original site Then, in order (if one option doesn't work, try the next) b.

Yes, my Windows firewall was disabled but not recently. If so, you may want to look into this Hot Fix: KB889320 - Computer Browser service stops and Event ID 7023 is logged after Windows Firewall service disabled Koot, Aug Mar 11, 2005 #9 swurst272 TS Rookie Similar Issues I have similar issues with XP Pro or other MS software. All Rights Reserved.

Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? The toolbar freezes and everything is locked up. So don't know what's wrong. and the freezing has stopped.

Phantom010, Aug 22, 2009 #9 javshak Thread Starter Joined: Aug 21, 2009 Messages: 6 Phantom010 said: ↑ javshak, Have you checked into what Koot has pointed out for you?Click to expand... http://yellowproductions.net/win-xp/win-xp-home-norton-internet-sec-hangs-whenever-i-start-internet.php Is the system overloaded or what? You might also try doing some basic maintenance. Right now, my computer is doing pretty good.

Please note that a compressed Xperf trace is very small, so it does scale very well compared to crash dumps. reformat hard-drive and reinstall windows g. All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices CNET Reviews Best Products Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Networking Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Phones Printers Software Smart Home Tablets TVs Virtual Reality navigate here If however you still getting problems after following this, please say and I will try to help further.

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This lasts for a minute and then everything returns to normal. I have no idea what this means, so? Sometimes it freezes a lot, sometimes it will go a week or more and it won't freeze. At the time the system "freezes" you should make note of the process that is then using most cycles as that is the culprit.Here is a link for ensuring your indexing

TechSpot is a registered trademark. run the checkdisk program (in Norton, that would be the Disk Doctor, in Windows, you could use Run>checkdisk). If that is so, run sfc /scannow in cmd and let it replace any corrupt system files. his comment is here by Dango517 / October 31, 2008 5:36 PM PDT In reply to: What part of "Properly configured" don't you understand?

See the link below and note: "This service is provided only for backward compatibility and its functions are not needed as the Windows Search service performes the same duties.":http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/Services/Indexing_Service.htmI guess I For Windows 7 or Vista see this question. by Edward ODaniel / November 3, 2008 10:11 AM PST In reply to: Go ahead recommend this if you like but .......... As to the Windows Search 4 for XP that you linked to, it's not worth it to me..

But freezes again within half an hour to one hour. Still, if you read those articles which you linked to, the old "Indexing Service" is not installed by default in Vista and generally shouldn't be running... if my computer is too old, just consider getting a new one -- or a new used one. You'll find discussions about fixing problems with computer hardware, computer software, Windows, viruses, security, as well as networks and the Internet.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Computer freezes intermittently by dalytle

Another time, I just look at the DPC calls for someone that send me a dump through a mail, another time I look for the biggest I/O consumer for someone on It hasn't gone off on me in a week. The computer hasn't been cleaned since I bought it so I'll do a complete job.Don Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Hey, dalytle any progress on this? Also check the Windows event logs for around the time(s) the issue is apparent.

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