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    Default More computer freezes

    My Asus Win Vista (SP2) laptop freezes, but only when I open Windows Explorer and then only when I open a sub-directory. It hangs for about 2 minutes, then all is okay. Kinda weird.

    This started suddenly about a couple months ago out of the blue. I kinda lived with this anomoly but now its become a bit of a hassle cos I access Windows Explorer a lot now to transfer files to my new lappie via a USB stick.

    This machine has 4 GB RAM in 2 sticks which are relatively new (+/- 12 months old), and has been working perfectly up until these strange happenings started. I haven't installed any hardware or even software recently.

    Any hints on what could cause this problem, please? It's damn irritating.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: More computer freezes

    I get that on my data drives and I've always assumed it's because they've gone to sleep.
    It could also be a anti-virus or malware program slowing you down while it checks files, does the hard drive activity light get very active during the freeze?

    Also if you've disabled indexing and it's a slower hard drive it could just be slow access time. I remember dirty or damaged optical disks bringing a system to a complete halt while it tries to read the disk - always seemed like a software design flaw to me - but it makes me wonder if hard drive read issues could cause the same thing. Perhaps it's worth running a full scandisk check and then defragging
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    Thanks for the replies... Speedy, I do in fact get that when doing a search on this lappie.

    Dugi, those thoughts are something I'll check on.

    Meanwhile, still trying to get my head around Win 8 and Internet working on the new beastie.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    If its connected by cable the net should work. If you use wireless click on the bars on the bottom select the name of the router, and put the password for the wireless in

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