It's that time of year when everyone is rushing to get back to school and sit down to write their favorite essay, when low and behold their computer freezes up and stops responding. A few suggestions
1. Do a scan disk on your computer. Double click on "My Computer" and look for "Local Disk C and right click on the icon, scroll down to properties and left click on that. This will open up to a tab. Look for "Tools" open that tab up. You will see a few choice's in that Box. "Error-checking" This option will check your disk for "Errors" Hit check now" Put a check mark in both unchecked Box's. Next, hit the start button. A message will say that the scan disk cannot be preformed at this time Click on the YES button.At this point reboot the computer and the scan disk will run when the PC reboots. You may ask? why do a scan disk? This will allow the computer to fix any corrupted file's on your hard drive and allow the indexing of files to be fixed.
2.After running the scan disk, "This might take about an hour to run" Do a defrag of your system. This can be found in the same location as the scan disk Tool. Running a defrag will allow all your files to be compacted on your hard drive instead of being spread out and fragmented.In short,this will your system to run faster.
3.I call this "Preventive -Maintenance" which I do for all my clients in the local community. I hope this information helps out a little bit and will stop your PC from freezing up on you. You my respond back to me in this forum or I can be found under "The Business Directory" under computer service on this web page. Side note" If you have viruses or spyware on your PC this will slow down the computer! Or, if your hard drive is going bad you may what to have your system check out by a tech.