Windows XP system just randomly freezes, whats causing this?
I have a question: Why does my laptop suddenly stop? I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 running Windows XP. Without notice, while running programs or simply surfing the Internet, it sometimes just stops, it doesnt turn off, it just freezes and becomes motionless, and there is no way I can do anything until I manually turn it off. I have McAfee virus scan installed and PC Tools, and they both tell me the computer is free of viruses. What can I do? Please help me with down to earth English. Thank you in advance!
Actually, Windows XP freezes, could be caused by drive conflict, registry error, program conflict, user profile corruption, and more. Virus attack is not the only reason. Well, virus can be easily cleared with a professional anti-virus tool, but it's not so easy to repair your system files once they're corrupted. Most of them even can't be repaired manually. You need specific tool to get them done.
To fix this Windows XP freeze issue, you need a Windows recovery program. If you don't have an option, you can have my recommendation here: Wondershare LiveBoot Boot CD/USB, which enables you to access your computer normally and fix your problem successfully.
3 steps to fix Windows XP freezes
After purchasing the program, you'll get a download link from Wondershare. Download and install it on a good-working computer. Then follow the steps below to create your own bootable CD or usb drive and fix your XP freeze issue in 3 steps.
Step1. Burn a bootable CD or usb drive with 1 click
Run the program on your computer, and there will be a wizard as follow displayed. Insert a blank CD or usb drive into the computer and click the burning button, you can get your bootable CD or usb drive in minutes. There is nothing else you need to do, but to perform a burning click.
Step2. Boot your frozen XP system
Next, switch to the frozen XP system and insert the burned CD or usb drive, then restart the computer. When the computer starts loading, press F12 to go to the Boot Device Menu. Then select "Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive", and you'll get a boot menu as follow. Click "Boot from LiveBoot" to get into your freezed computer.
Step3. Fix your Windows XP freezes problem
It takes you a few minutes to get into the system. After getting in, launch the Wondershare LiveBoot 2012 and go to the "Windows Recovery" menu and choose "Loading Crash Solution" on the left side. Here you'll get a complete solution for your Windows XP freezes issue. Just follow the method and perform the solution.
When the problem fixed, take out of the LiveBoot CD/ usb drive, and restart your computer as normal. Then you'll find that you can boot your computer successfully as normal and won't freeze any more.