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by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 1, 2008 8:46 AM PDT In reply to: Both work pretty much the same ...in it's list of services. Not the answer you're looking for? If a person isn't smart enough of actually doing some self study on the things seen there, he should probably not be debugging traces. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? http://agileweb.org/windows-10/system-freezing.php

I then go through the Services that are running (type services.msc in the run dialog) and either set them to disable or manual depending on the service. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Aw, sounds like your feelings are hurt ... Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Computer Help forum 32 total posts (Page 1 of 2) 01 02 Next Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies Scan all system by updated virus to make sure it is not infected.

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by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 31, 2008 3:59 AM PDT In reply to: Hey, dalytle any progress on this? ...(the original poster in this thread is using XP), and Every six months to a year should be routinely enough for most home PC users. At the time the system "freezes" you should make note of the process that is then using most cycles as that is the culprit.Here is a link for ensuring your indexing Disconnect the AC adapter.

You may want to check these links: Troubleshoot performance issues in Windows Windows Live Photo Gallery freezes, hangs or does not start Video freezes or crashes in Windows Media Player. share|improve this answer edited Aug 4 '14 at 17:44 community wiki 2 revs, 2 users 60%John T add a comment| up vote 7 down vote To see if your machine is Event Viewer If all else fails and the system will support it, a RAM upgrade may be in order. Event Viewer by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 28, 2008 6:54 AM PDT In reply to: Computer freezes intermittently We'll need more information than you have given..

When a program crashed, I can see the data that was on the stack. Remove the system hard drive. Please note that a compressed Xperf trace is very small, so it does scale very well compared to crash dumps. http://superuser.com/questions/26862/how-do-i-troubleshoot-a-windows-freeze-or-slowness Check your event logs around the time the machine pauses or the time you manage to unpause it for errors/warnings/messages regarding this (or other issues).

Run System File Checker and DISM. 14. Memtest It might help as a start for beginners that don't have a clue what they are doing. Under the "Startup Type", select Disabled to permanently disable the indexing service so that it won?t run again. (permanently unless you decide you do want it then simply re-enable it)5.Click OK. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Nope, Vista Doesn't Have 'Indexing Service' Listed...

Windows 10 Intermittent Freezing

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - MY SYSTEM IS VERY SLOW by MICHEALJOE / October 31, 2008 9:17 PM PDT In reply to: My 386 DX ... https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/computer-freezes-intermittently-314045/ I for one have only my security software as a startup, having disabled most others. 8. Check for Error Events. Windows 7 Freezes Randomly TY, in advance.(All images have been edited to insure my privacy.) Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Here are several techical sites within Microsoft that refere by Dango517 / Computer Intermittently Freezes Windows 10 revbobJul 17, 2013, 7:10 AM My computer has started to freeze intermittently and apparently for no reason.

How can I troubleshoot/resolve this issue? http://agileweb.org/windows-10/comp-freezing-hjl.php Having your Windows computer freezing often can be really irritating. The toolbar freezes and everything is locked up. Although I'm not at a Vista machine at the moment, I'm fairly sure Vista doesn't even a service named "Indexing Service" although indexing on the various drives can be disabled. Windows 10 Freezes Randomly

The new "Windows Search Service" which uses all the RAM you're referring to, provides a number of different "extras" besides just indexing files for a desktop search , which is the Sign In Sign In Remember me Not recommended on shared computers Sign in anonymously Sign In Forgot your password? I'm guessing you installed it later from the Vista CD or some other means.. check my blog My equipment is a Compaq desktop with an AM37 salsa mobo, running win xp, & only 15GB used on a 160GB hdd.

You can manage all of them here from this MMC snap-in. Ccleaner The toolbar freezes and everything is locked up. like recommended.

Touching the metal screw on a light switch before you begin will do just fine.

If it is not cleaned, over time it will fail to work all-together.Take the cover off the tower and see if it gets better, if it does, buy a can of However, Indexing Options in Control Panel controls the options for Windows Search, not Indexing Service."Either way, it's still not relevant to this thread which is referring to XP..Hope this helps.Grif Flag RECOMMENDED: Click here to repair/restore missing Windows files & Optimize your PC Related Posts: Free Registry Cleaner and Windows Optimizers for Windows 10/8/7 Fix: Windows explorer crashes or freezes Internet Explorer Nvidia Drivers Post ported from WinVistaClub, updated and posted here.

You can also use Lenovo ThinkVantage System Update to search for newer drivers for your system. Also check your power management settings to see if the machine is set to sleep/hibernate (uncommon but not completely unheard of for desktop machines). –David Spillett Nov 2 '10 at 0:38 The only cure is a fresh install. news What do the spear and watermelon jokes in "Airplane!" mean?

What should be the first steps to take? A failing drive is quite a common cause of unexpected pauses, as for certain faults the drive will cycle retrying until it manages to read/write what it has been asked to Disk Defrag Sometimes I will clear out their web browser history and cookies and also clean out their temp folders. take it temperature.http://www.download.com/SpeedFan/3000-2094_4-10067444.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10834076orhttp://www.download.com/PC-Wizard-2008/3000-2094_4-10793737.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10868055If the CPU temperature is over 60-64 degrees centigrade then you have a problem.We need an OS too, BTW.

if you have a large file cache on your PC that you leave the indexing service intact, doing otherwise would be a mistake. with what you have told us I would bet your problem is more related either to malware (solve by following Griff's previous advice with Malwarebytes and Super-Anti Spyware) or to an Updated drivers - these can give your machine big performance boosts. Because of the nature of windows and all the junk that inevitably forms over years of use, this is usually the only viable solution.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - unless you are dalytle whose thread this ... Anyway, back to your error. Only keep open what really needs to be open. If anything one only wastes time.

Nearly died when they discontinued support for Windows 2000. For second and subsequent failures, choose take No Action option. Can you? I have a dial-up ISP connection and I'm guessing the machine is 4 to 5 years old.Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz Processor Speed 2.73 GHz Memory (RAM) 256 MB Operating

share|improve this answer edited Aug 21 '09 at 9:46 community wiki 2 revsVladimir Grigorov add a comment| up vote 5 down vote For another speed boost, disable unnecessary Windows services. Computer freezes and then intermittent wierd boot. share|improve this answer edited Dec 30 '12 at 23:11 community wiki 5 revsTom Wijsman 9 This doesn't scale very well, having people just upload an xperf trace. Autoruns Registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run msconfig Run -> services.msc This will list all the services that are started up when your machine turns on.

Hard drive space.