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By chathere ·
There is no pattern but the computer (running Win98 seems to freeze just any old time but if you wait about two min. or more it automatically unfreezes and continues on the files you were on. Sometime it does freeze and there is nothing to do but shut down the computer. I do not remember ever having any computer that freezes and then unfreezes without doing anything to it.
What could I do to correct this problem?

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by retsehcor1 In reply to compact presario freezes

There are many causes, and I would begin by determining if there are any conflicts. Also, how fast a proceesor do you have, and how much available ram do you have when you experience this.

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by chathere In reply to compact presario freezes

The processor is a celeron and I am not sure how fast. There is 128MB Ram.

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by opatzg In reply to compact presario freezes

I'd start by running scandisk on your system followed by a defrag. Scandisk will clear up a lot of file allocation problems and defrag will make writing to your hard drive easier. If this doesn't show you some improvements I'ld run a virus check with the most recent patches. If you're still running into problems nortons makes a nice product called norton utilities which includes a registry fix utility called windoctor in version 4.0 for win 98 machines. Have you gone far enough to backup your data, reformat the drive and reload your software? That's kind of the other way to clean up the registry. If you've already done this then you may be having other problems like heat issues with your cpu/motherboard/harddrive. Make sure all yourfans are running properly and perhaps geta can of compressed air and **** the system out.
good luck

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by opatzg In reply to compact presario freezes

look for too many backgroud processes, spyware, try the adware software to check for these. Are you using it for internet access? Virus scanned lately? try turning the virus scan software off?

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by Peppermill In reply to compact presario freezes

Try increasing your swap files.

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