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Why does my laptop freeze in the middle of something

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Why does my laptop freeze in the middle of something

mahmoodr46
I have a Fujitsu Siemens Laptop with Vista Home premium OS and intel core duo processor (T2450- 2 GHz) and 2.5GB ram my problem is that my laptop just freezes in the middle of something either when surfing or trying to open an email ar any other file. The screen that I am on remains displayed but the computer does not respond to either mouse clicks or any other function keys the screen just remains frozen. I have to switch off and then turn it on again after some time and the windows option to start normally is displayed that I accept and computer reboots into windows. Can anyone help/ advise what could be the problem
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without knowing the types of files attempted to open or the types of websites
visited. First guess would be maybe you have multiple anti-malware scanners
checking files, or maybe you have some sort of malware infection. The other
guess would be hardware beginning to fail, or loose RAM. Check your add-on
cards to be sure they are fitted, check hard drive for errors, cables worked loose,
and check video card. You might want to scan for malware after booting into
safe mode.

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mahmoodr46
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the problem happens at odd times sometime when just trying to open an email or click on a link in a web page or trying to open a saved file on HDD or when trying to play a media file. There is no fixed pattern, I have AVG free version 2011 and also windows defender but that is not active. This problem crept up when my laptop was just new few weeks used and the dealer said that it was low ram problem as I had only 1 gb ram with 256 mb decicated for graphics but upgrading to 2.5 gb ram did not help.

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smankinson
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Some people swear by AVG. Me, I say get rid of it. McAfee and Norton are still resource hogs but better than AVG. I had several lockup problems until I get rid of AVG. Could have been a coincidence, but I do not think so.

Also, run Advanced Care System to get rid of the junk on your PC, which accumulates as you use it. The free version is sufficient for my laptops.

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mahmoodr46
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thanks for your input, however, AVG works fine for me on more than one machine

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lansbone
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switch to win 7

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mahmoodr46
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will try to do

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lansbone
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Vista has had stability issues since day1

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mahmoodr46
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thanks for your help

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impalassz
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First and foremost do a full system scan with your antivirus and see if it picks up any type of virus or malware. Once that is complete then it should tell you whether or not you have a virus. Second after the virus scan I would run ccleaner which is a very nifty program it will get rid of temp. files, temp. internet files, cookies and correct any registry errors. that should speed up your laptop a little more not significantly , but it will help. You also might want to get rid of programs that you hardly use which sometimes can slow down your laptop. Also if you can try to upgrade your ram to at least 4 gigs that should improve your performance a little more. If you still do not see any kind of performance increase with those steps then you might want to go ahead and take the advice from some of the posts earlier. Win7 runs a lot smoother then vista trust me on that. Hope this helps and by the way ccleaner you can download for free on filehippo.com.

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mahmoodr46
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already tried the scan etc, thanks