Windows® Vista locks up
Are You Interested to Know Why Your Windows Vista Locks Up?
Windows Vista, being one of the newest operating system from Microsoft®, might give users some issues as to how to make full use of the operating system. Depending on the version, sometimes, one has to wait for patch to be issued by Microsoft® before they can do anything regarding their system. Reason for any operating system to freeze or to lock up without any warning can be either hardware issues, which are usually easy to detect or software issues which takes time to find and fix.
Common reasons for Windows Vista to lock up are:
- Bad initial set-up
- Small RAM memory
- Conflicting antivirus software
Bad initial set-up
You computer might give you some problems regarding its operating system even if it is newly bought. It could be that someone installed some extra software by accident or didn't check your system before selling it to you. Every computer that is sold is tested before that in various ways to assure that the buyer gets a fully functional PC out of the box. However, if your system does not function, just do a Factory Restore, which is different than System Restore and after that use Windows® Update.
Small RAM memory
RAM memory is very important today considering all the games that require more and more to run. RAM memory is used so that multiple programs can run at the same time and they need memory to be active. Now, in case of Windows Vista, the operating system tends to need a lot of RAM, over 1GB of DDR RAM. Sometimes, all of the programs which are active need more and more memory causing RAM to exhaust and thus, making the entire system to stop functioning. Luckily the solution for it isn't hard to find. Just buy more RAM and make sure it's bigger than 1GB.
Installing more than one antivirus software might result in the system getting blocked. If there are more than one antivirus software active on one system, they interfere in each other’s functioning and thus resulting in the entire system getting jammed. The solution to this problem would be uninstall any one of the antivirus software and restarting your computer system.