Windows Vista Freezes – How To Fix This Problem On Your Computer
If you find your Windows Vista computer keeps freezing on you there can be several reasons for this. It might be a minor problem or there may be something more nasty going on in the background you are not aware of. Whatever the reason you can fix it yourself instead of calling a technician and spending a lot of money in the process.
What is causing this problem when Windows Vista freezes?
The first thing you need to do is to look at when it freezes on you. This will give you some clues as to what is causing the problem.
If Windows Vista freezes when your computer is idle there are a few things you can check that can resolve this.
# 1 Check the power management settings for your computer. Sometimes when it is set to turn off the hard disk and the screen it will just freeze instead of doing so. Try disabling all the power management settings to see if it still freezes on you. If it does not try altering the settings.
# 2 Check the screensaver you are using. Sometimes the screensaver will kick in when the power management settings are activating and the computer will just freeze. Try disabling all screensavers and see if this helps. If it stops Windows Vista freezing try a different screensaver or disable it.
If Windows Vista freezes when you are in the middle of something or playing a game check the following.
# 1 Restart your computer in safe mode. To do this press the F8 key on your keyboard before windows starts up. Select safe mode from the menu that appears. Once in safe mode run the same program or game again. If it does not freezes it is either a driver causing the problem or malware on the computer.
# 2 If after running the previous steps Windows Vista stops freezing in safe mode update your system drivers. You can do this through windows update or by going to checking each driver in turn. An easy way to do it is to download a system optimizer tool which will do it for you.
# 3 Check the video drivers. This is one of the biggest causes of Windows Vista freezing. Either when idle or when you are using it. Go to the manufacturers site and download the latest drivers from there and install them.
# 4 If none of the above steps resolve the problem scan your computer for malware with a system optimizer and system scanner tool. If there is malware on your computer it will gradually eat up all system resources until your computer freezes on you. Instead of looking for malware which you do not even know the name of scan your computer and optimize it automatically and quickly if you find Windows Vista freezes all the time.
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