Why do computers freeze?
Some reasons why your computer freezes include:
- Running too many programs at once. (Out of RAM)
- Errors in your windows registry.
- Driver or codec problems.
- Buggy CPU or system BIOS.
- Bad RAM.
To fix a frozen computer you can either:
- Be patient - wait a few minutes to see if it will unfreeze.
- Restart the computer.
If the problems persist then try these:
- Replace various system drivers.
- Reinstall any codec packs used.
- Use System File Checker to scan for corrupted files.
- Try new or additional RAM.
- See if there is a new version of BIOS (firmware) for your motherboard.
When a computer "freezes" it becomes unresponsive to your input. This usually happens when an error occurs and the application crashes, but the screen doesn't go back the desktop. Another way computers freeze is when they ironically overheat, which disables the function of some of the hardware in the computer.
The only thing that limits a computer is the components inside of it. Home computers are limited to minor things like heavy video encoding, but if you tell it to calculate the first billion digits of pi then it will freeze. Computers are limitless, the more you add to it the more the limits evaporate. Computers like the Blue Gene project, that can model things you can't even begin to imagine.
In my opinion Mac computers are better. They freeze up less, are more user friendly and aren't susceptible to viruses. They also do not have a registry, like Windows computers do that constantly needs cleaning up.. The one drawback is that Mac computers are more expensive, but I think they are a good investment because they cost less to maintain and last longer.
Computers freeze when the computer encounters a bad/corrupted file and cannot process it. The computer gets stuck when it cannot process and move past the necessary file, so it stays on the screen in which it encountered the problem, or it causes the screen to go black or show an error. To prevent computer freezes, you should regularly scan your computer's registry to ensure all the files are working properly. The registry contains the settings…
There are plenty different reasons why your computer to freeze. But the most common 2 I will say. Well my brothers computer likes to freeze sometimes because it gets too hot, and plenty other computers like to freeze, and when they do, it might be for this reason. Or the other reason is the complete opposite, having a crappy computer other than have one to powerful, it can't take the heat. Well my computer likes…
It depends what the virus was programmed to do. They can do one or more of the following actions... Freeze or scroll the display Wipe the display at random (or insert random characters) Duplicate itself, filling the computers hard drive Wipe a computers hard-drive destroying all the data held on it Shut down the computer at random Contact another computer over the 'net and copy the infected computers hard drive to the receiving computer
A virus doesn't always freeze your computer, it can sit in your hard disk and sent info to it's maker of just make copies of your files to fill up your disk. A virus freezes a PC when it edits, deletes or moves files that are important for the OS or a software to run. Viruses sometimes use up CPU and/or resources to make your computer dead slow.