Update: Ultimate Links - Windows Freezes or Stops Responding All times

If the computer frequently freezes or completely halts. An easy way to determine if your computer is in this situation is by pressing the Num Lock button on the keyboard and watching the Num Lock led to see if it turns off and/or on.

If you're able to get the light to turn off an on, press CTRL + ALT + DEL and attempt to end task the program.

Software Error

A computer locking up or freezing is often is caused by a software error. If you're encountering lockups when the computer is opening a particular program, make sure you have all the latest updates for that program. Find the latest updates for your software through the software developer or publisher or from their Websites.

Drivers Error

A computer lock up can also be caused by drivers. For example, if there is an error that exists with your video drivers a computer could lock up while playing a game or displaying any other type of video...

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