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Why do computers freeze?


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2016-11-17 19:52:31
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Some reasons why your computer freezes include:

  1. Running too many programs at once. (Out of RAM)
  2. Errors in your windows registry.
  3. Driver or codec problems.
  4. Buggy CPU or system BIOS.
  5. 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.

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Computers sometimes freeze because the circuits sometime go dodgy and they freeze for a few seconds.

according to research it can freeze anything with oxygen or tissue i am not certain if it can freeze objects such as computers, toys, cars, or anything metal but it can most definitely freeze you

The reason why Computers freeze are:You have to much downloaded StuffYou have a virus from a siteYou have a lot of stuff in your computer

Usually only heavy lag or hacking can freeze consoles or computers. It depends on the type of glitch.

They can get warm and overheat, they can crash and loose all your stuff, they can freeze up....

it depends on what types of viruses your talking about.if it is a virus in a human ,well you should never freeze a human,if it is computer virus,you should not freeze computers either.

Because computers aren't perfect. Sometimes they freeze or stall... Or maybe you need to download the game or install Flash...

Disadvantages of computers There's the electric bill, internet service bill, chance of a virus and everything come crashing down and loosing all data and information that you store. Also, computers sometimes like to freeze.

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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.

It depends, if the file is a .exe, it will not work. Also, macs aren't gaming computers. If you run games, it is likely that your mac will freeze.

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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.

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