Why does my PC freeze up?

Question

Hi. Well this is quite a problem for me so here it is.......I have recently reformatted my computer, after doing this i contracted a Trojan Horse virus and had to reformatt yet again. since then my computer had been running fine. Now its not, every program i try to get into it freezes, sometimes it will freeze before it even boots windows(rarely). I seem to be able to use the internet fine though. Heres some examples of what happens...[3]I can run Kazaa and download but can play any songs...[1]I can open Gamespy, but when i dble click on a game it freezes the computer...[2]I can serf the net but i can't download from it. This is how the freeze comes, I'll dble click on a game and it will do nothing my cursor goes to an hourglass and everything freeze's I hit CONTROL-ALT-DEL and it willl say that something is not responding(i.e.Explorer) i will end task and once i do this i am totally frozen and have to reboot. Do you have any clue what it is? Do I have another virus?, I have ran anti-viruses and they have come up with nothing. Please Help!

Answer

This question was answered on May 29, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It could be a number of thigs, you might need to install more RAM, your hard drive might be too full, or even your processor might be malfuntioning of overheating Check all of these things, it is bound to be one of them.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 29, 2003