why does my pc have not responding sometimes

November 21, 2010 at 19:52:31
Specs: Windows XP
sometimes when im on my pc it will freeze up and the words not responding will come across the top.i will have to reboot several times to get it to unfreeze

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November 22, 2010 at 01:56:53
eyerishgrl2, when you get that, it may be them or it may be you. The text is just telling you that, for whatever reason, it can't comply with your request. Could well be that the net is too congested at the time, or the site needs more bandwidth, or maybe you need more memory (while XP can operate with considerably less, I've found a minimum of 500megs makes it happiest).
Another 'maybe', a common ailment is a file called 'index.dat'. It gets read every time and can take quite a while if it’s too bloated. It's like a log file and keeps a record of every site you visit on the web. Empty, it's 32K, but it can grow HUGE. It's a protected file and can't be deleted by normal methods. CCleaner (free @: http://www.ccleaner.com/) can get rid of it when it’s ticked (not to worry, it gets rebuilt EMPTY on the next boot.). May not be your deal at all, but won’t cause any harm to try. I run it often (daily as I mess with LOTS of DLs).
Ed in Texas.

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