Hi Everyone I know this isn't the right forum for a techie question (but I'm pulling my hair out here :mad so I'll include something irreverent down at the bottom to keep the Seriff happy Anyway the problem is that my browser keep's freezing, usually when viewing pop up menu's (or whatever there called, you know the one's where you link internally like with a product desciption etc.) and nothing but a reboot fixes it, I've tried using different browser's to no effect, could my firewall be to blame? or my download manager? I don't want to have to wipe my HD and start again but it's really starting to get to me. Any ideas greatfully received. Now something irreverant.. Hmm let me see, well if you live in England (or just happen to be an unfortunate foreigner) you will have watched Eastender's on the BBC, If you look carefully you can see the face of Jesus in the map of London on the titles (Canning town/River Lea for you local's) Anyone else know of famous figures from history appearing on the closing titles of tatty soaps? Jane
Jason, I get the same experience every once in a while - browser hanging etc. I think it's the sites that you visit that are to be blamed and nothing in particular on your machine. My reason behind this? My machine used to hang regularly when I visited one particular site. May be I am wrong, may be not!!! -Bala Krishna.
LOL. Damn and I hadn't even responded to this thread. But since I was invited.. Just a thought, a bit of a stretch maybe, if possible, try to see how much memory is left on the hard drive you have windows installed on (probably your C: drive) just before Windows crashes. I suppose it is possible that your virtual memory is expanding to the point where you are low on hard-drive space, in which sometimes unpredictable things may happen. If you are low on hard-drive space (remember your virtual memory is probably set to be dynamic) after using the browser or running other programs, you may need to free up some space. I would start in your windows\temp directory, then find where all those damn cookies are getting stored (C:\WINDOWS\Cookies and C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files) and zap them, they can take a surprising amount of space over time. One question to ask yourself is whether this is something that has always been happening, or if it something you have sjust started noticing. If it is something recent that makes expanding virtual memory more likely than if it has always happened. You might also want to think of things you have installed lately. It is also in the realm of possibility that you have gone a long time since a windows install and your windows is just plain getting bloated. An occasional re-install can do wonders. Also you mentioned a "download manager". Do you know that these things have been known to imbed "spyware" which send facts about you back to a parent company? Please do yourself a favor and read http://grc.com/downloaders.htm . [This message has been edited by Jason Menard (edited November 01, 2001).]