6 Easy steps to stop your computer from freezing\hanging!

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So do you find this situation similar? Your computer’s working fine, you listening to favorite music tracks and composing emails or internet browsing and suddenly your computer start hanging (aka freezing) or behaving weird.

Here are the few easy steps; you can follow to stop your computer from freezing or hanging :

  1. RAM Requirement : So first of all, your computer RAM requirement should be compatible or at least fulfilling for the current operating system installed in your computer as per below preferred RAM requirement chart:
    • Windows 8: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    • Windows 7: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    • Windows Vista (Obsolete): 512 MB (32-bit) or 1 GB (64-bit)
    • Windows XP (Obsolete): 128\256 MB (32-bit) or 1 GB (64-bit)


  2.  Using Disk cleanup utility : Perhaps the best drive maintenance inbuilt utility provided by Microsoft, You can search it from the search bar with the alias ‘disk cleanup’ or can find it in below path :Start–>All Programs–>Accessories–>System Tools–>Disk CleanupAfter opening it, select the OS(Operating System) drive for cleaning the unnecessary files residing and impacting the performance of your computer .It will calculate and show you the files to delete with the exact size details mentioned. Check-mark the files accordingly and delete those files to increase the available size for OS drive and hence improving performance.It is advised to follow this procedure once\twice a week for the regular computer workers.
  3. Cleaning temp files on regular basis: Ya! The traditional way but good one!! Just type ‘%temp%’ in run and delete all the files from this folder.
  4. Using disk defragmenter: You might like to use this once in a 6 months or so to defrag the hard drive data to improve the performance of your system. You can find the same in below path :Start–>All Programs–>Accessories–>System Tools–>Disk DerangementSchedule the partitioned drives de-fragmentation one by one after analyzation. It may take few hours to a day depends upon the stored data in the drive.
  5. Day to day installed software management: Do keep yourself updated about the installed software, plug-ins and updates in your system and remove the unnecessary ones to increase the RAM space and avoiding slow start-ups.
  6. OS drive space: Try not to save heavy data\files on desktops or in OS drive to keep the available space well enough for your computer to utilize.

So you can form a good habit of using the computer with above simple and easy steps so as to stop it from hanging unexpectedly.