System Freeze in Windows® XP
Curious to know what a system freeze is and how can you tackle it?
There are lots of people seeking an effective solution to resolve the problem of system freeze on their computers. System freeze is one of the most common problems that Windows® users have to deal with sooner or later. This silent threat can occur any time, whether or not you are working on your computer. Furthermore, it can occur anytime: while playing an audio or a multimedia file, typing, or running a scan system. Hence, as a crisis solution, you need to press ‘Ctrl’+ ‘Alt’+ ‘Del’ keys as to reboot your system.
Some of the common causes of system freeze in Windows® are:
- Incompatible hardware or applications
- Low memory or disk space
- Bad sectors on hard disk
- Corrupt or damaged Windows® registry
Incompatible hardware or applications
System freezes are common if hardware devices such as keyboard and mouse are not supported by the operating system. Somehow, if you intend to run heavier applications that take up a lot of memory space, the chances of conflicts between the operating system and such applications increases. Such conflicts eventually slow down the system and cause frequent system freeze. Well, to fix this issue you need to check out the compatible version of the application and then install it on your system.
Low memory or disk space
If your system lacks sufficient disk space due to a small hard disk, frequent system freezes can pose a great threat. In this case, you must use utilities like Disk Cleanup to delete unwanted files and data from your system to free up disk space. Hence, the use of the Disk Cleanup tool will not just remove unwanted information from your hard disk, but will also let you compress your Recycle Bin and old files.
Often it is found that certain errors and bad sectors start developing on a hard disk. The moment you or an application intends to access the information stored in these bad sectors, the system just hangs. So, to come to an amicable solution, you need to keep your hard disk in good working condition by using Windows® XP system maintenance tools like Disk Defragmenter.
Frequent system errors and system freezes occur due to corrupt or damaged Windows® registry. To combat this problem, you should scan the Windows® registry for errors by installing a registry cleaner software easily available on the Internet.