by Mal Booth
Question by Seth A: Freezing on my computer. Black screen, world of warcraft problems as well. ?
I started this thread on the tech support forums in wow. Everything here is in the context of wow. if something isnt specific enough, ask and i will try and fill you in. please help, ive tried for a long time and im becoming quite stressed.
ill make this short. overall problem: complete freezing in log in screen (account, not character). its to the point where i have to hold down the power button. mouse still moves but cant do anything. i get to the log in screen for about ten seconds and there is goes. also it takes 22 seconds consistently to load to the log in screen from when i press “PLAY” after clicking on the short cut. this just seems long to me. we just got a new graphics card and new power supply. the requirements for wow, the power source, and the card have all been met. i have the newest drivers that are compatiable. i ran the repair.exe and it didnt help. i was able to play fine all full rez last night, but today ive tried four times and it wont work. also, not on wow, the screen will randomly go black when im on youtube or google or anything. also scrolling quickly usually makes this happen. sometimes, it will do it over and over, and other times it wont happen for a half hour. wow is the same way, it might run this time, and run fine, but the next day i cant even get in. any suggestions?
Answer by Mickey L
There a several reasons why your computer is freezing. First question is when was the last time you cleaned your registry. Having a corrupted registry can cause a whole host of errors and problems. Freezing up is one of them. If you have a lot of unnecessary registry keys that are hogging up your computer resources. Your computer is bound to choke. Scan your registry with a good registry cleaner. If you pull up more than 20 errors or duplication, clean your registry.
2. Depending on your RAM specs and your computer usage. This could also be a the issue. Having an insufficient amount of free space does not allow your RAM to function properly. If you are using a lot of RAM by net surfing or other activities without enough empty space your will get freezes. You don’t need to buy new RAM but you should increase your free space by removing unnecessary data and perhaps increasing your virtual memory. The below link will show you how.
3. Spyware could be the culprit, so do a scan and see if your computer is infected.
4. Another area is a hardware drivers. This could be the problem if new hardware has been added to the system. So, the drivers should still be up to date. So try the first two suggestion and see if you can get your computer to stop freezing.
Check your drivers. Hope this helps.
5. Lastly, check the dust buildup on the fan to make sure you system is cooling properly
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