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Old 07-12-2006, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my laptop freezes once in a while. it freezes like every other day, sometimes when i am trying to close a program thats not responding such as movie maker 2 and iinternet explorer. compaq evo n610c 512mb, xp, p4 1.80ghz, dvd, 30gb.
i dont have virus protection cause i cannot afford to buy. is there anywhere on the net where i can get it for free?
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i forgot to ask what could be wrong with it?
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60GIG HD
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Alfredw1,

I doubt it has anything to do with viruses but try going to download.com and browsing anti-virus programs, they have some very good freeware applications there.

Movie making software is very CPU and memory intensive because the movie maker alone uses more than one thread of data at a time and on top of Internet explorer, you could expect freezing. The best and cheapest way of solving this is buying more ram. consider upgrading from 512mb's to 1gig. If you don't want to spend anymore money, the only thing I can recommend is doing one app. at a time.

Good luck!
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