Laptop Freezes

CricketmMarch 21, 2013

Why does my Laptop Vista (IE 9,0) freeze every once in awhile? I disk clean, defrag, scan , Malwarebytes anti malware, CCleaner, ATF Cleaner exe., clean cookies, etc. weekly.

I do notice when I visit sites that are very popular, i.e., American Idol only freezes when I visit these popular sites. What I do is shut down my computer and start up again.

Any suggestions....

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It may be something as simple as at that time the demand for the site's streaming is greater than its capability.


    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 2:20PM
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damccoy...I think you hit it right on.....I think the site's streaming is greater than it capability too. It only happens when I visit very popular sites that are in the news...

Thanks for clearing up this matter with me. I appreciate it.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 3:11PM
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Are you hooked up to your router via cable or wireless..depending on how fast your internet connection is could be another factor with the live streaming..refreshing the Page sometimes helps

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 7:14AM
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Genes....I am hooked up to wireless network connection...cable Linksys WRT54G.

When I go to the freezes and keeps the whole page or site in view, but my mouse cannot do anything....and when I go to the x to escape the site it beeps but doesn't let me do anything. So I have to shut down and start up does not happen often only when I go to a busy my opinion. I am unable to refresh the site.!
I have no add-ons....all are disabled....

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 10:07AM
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Have you tried this site with different browsers to see if the problem persists

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 12:49PM
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Try FF or might make a diff

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 12:50PM
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PKponder TX

The F5 key on your keyboard will refresh the page too. I get that a lot when I play Zynga games.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 10:46AM
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Thanks pkponder....I will try it the next time it happens. F5

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 3:03PM
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Have you tried another browser on those sites to see if it still freezes

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 7:11AM
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Since no one else has suggested heat I will do so. How long since you have cleaned out the vents around the cooling fan? Heat may be causing the freeze due to the processor quitting to protect it from frying. All processors are protected in this way to avoid costly repairs.

Here is a 2 minute video showing you how to do the task.

The other point is making sure the vents are clear during use, no resting it on a thick tablecloth. No resting that side on thick clothing if the computer is on your lap.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 8:09AM
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owbist.....I do clean my Laptop and it is raised on the desk (My husband made me something) and it is never on my lap...

I have tried another browser....and

I disabled AUDIO_MP3 Moniker (Microsoft Corporation )from my add-ons...

It has been three days and it has not froze...I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Thanks again to all the posters who advised me...I appreciate it very much. I will keep you posted.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 9:46AM
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