Dell Laptop Freezes or Stalls More and More Often- A Lot!
by genbeau - 7/25/12 9:20 PM
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 from 2009. It has Vista 32bit with 4 gb RAM and plenty of free space. In 2010 I had to reinstall my OS bc it started having problems. Since then it usually works fine. Not long ago though, it started to freeze up, or stall, especially on Yahoo mail. I would have to hit ctrl, alt dlt to get it going again. Also, I could leave task manager open and maybe click on it and it would start moving again. It was messing up a lot on facebook too. If I tried to type a description to a photo in or something else it would start freezing every few letters! Very aggravating. I would have to ctrl alt dlt and try again. (After that I would post in Word and then cut and paste to FB.) It has increased though and gotten worse. It does it all the time now. (Even freezing when viewing photos on my hard drive.) I can't be in my email more than 30 secs before it does it. (On some websites, it showed the compatibilty icon as broken but if I click it, it still did not help. I have kept my computer as up to date as possible.) It freezes mainly on facebook and yahoo mail or amazon. I have Norton 360 and they show everything as fine. I ran the Microsoft test, including malware, and it said that it did not find anything. I am about to just give up and reinstall windows again. Please tell me if you have any ideas. Also, I would like to know why it would be doing this. Thanks for the help.