Computer freezing problem

Question

My computer keeps freezing

It stops working and I keep getting the message

" The system is busy"

The system is busy waiting for the Close Program dialog box to be displayed

You can wait and see if it appears or you can restart your computer

* Press any key to return to windows and wait

* Press CRL/ALT/DEL again to restart your computer. You will lose unsaved information in all programs that are running.

Press any key to continue

I do thiss but nothing happens

I have to restart the computer all the time

It did this prior to upgrading from Pent1 200 to AMD (Pent 4-1)

I thought that upgrading would eliminate the problem but it hasn't

Do I need an expert or can I fix it with the help of you good people?

Many Thanks

Bruce Allen

Australia

Answer

This question was answered on October 29, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try hitting Enter when it hangs to "wake it up." Or hold the Shift key while clicking Ok in the "Shut Down" dialog - this might allow you to shut down faster, and bypass whatever is causing your system to hang

This can also happen if the sound file for Shutdown becomes corrupted Double-click on the Sounds icon in Control Panel and remove or change the sound event for Shutdown

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Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 29, 2004