|AuntyHoney, 'sort of freezes' sounds to me like it's buffering new tasks. How much RAM memory do you have? HDD free space doesn't matter, just RAM. Some machines are kinda borderline and since yours is old by 'puter standards, it's suspect. In my experience 500 Megs is pretty much the minimum for satisfactory operation. Maybe you need to add more?|
Something you might try instead is to empty out your 'temp' files. That gets done when you reboot, but you can do it while still active with a properly configured 'Ccleaner' (free @: http://www.ccleaner.com/).
Ed in Texas.