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Sometimes when you are in the middle of someting and suddenly your computer hang s or freezes.

You are left with no other option than to restart your computer di rectly. But the only problem is, you have not saved your work! Don t panic! There is a solution for that! And you can surely save your file! Here s how: First keep on pressing Num Lock key until your Operating system is back to normal state. This releases the processor from any busy process. If this doesn t work the n follow the below ten tips to bring you computer back to normal state when it i s struck. 1. Click on ctrl-alt-delete keys. The windows task manager will then open, click o n all programs that you don t need and end the task. You will see that all program s on your taskbar will close one by one. If this will resolve the issue! then sa ve! (Tip 1: if you re working on an MS Office application, it will automatically save your file in case the programs suddenly shut down Tip 2: always save your file at least every 2 minutes by just simply clicking on the diskette icon its just one click!) 2. If it did not resolve the issue, are there some users logged on that computer ? If so, go to switch user (for XP) and log off that user, go back to your log o n screen and log on again. The reason the computer hang up is because if there a re many open programs and applications, these retains in the memory, if it is to o much for the memory to handle, it freezes! Another reason too the computer han g up is because if you are connected to the internet via dial up, and you are ru nning too many applications and opening many websites. So I suggest, if you are multimedia user or a heavy internet user, then you are better off with a higher memory, at least 512Mb of memory. There are simple ways to avoid computer to fre eze or hang up: 3. Clean your history at least once a week >tools>internet options>clear history . I normally set my history to 0 , meaning, when I restart my computer, it doesn t sa ve history pages that I have visited 4. Delete all internet temporary files >tools>internet options>delete files (do the offline content too!) 5. Delete cookies (some do not do this, but I do delete cookies at least once a week!) >tools>internet options>delete cookies 6. Remove unnecessary programs that you no longer use they are just occupying sp ace and memory! >control panel>add/remove programs 7. Do defragmentation at least once a week >point the mouse to start button, then right click explore >right click the mouse pointing to drive C (which is usually th e main system logical drive) >properties>tools>defragment now 8. You can also check the logical drive s volume for errors >point the mouse to sta rt button, then right click explore >right click the mouse pointing to drive C (I re peat, is usually the main system logical drive) >properties>tools>check now 9. It is better to have only one user being logged on. Even if there are many us ers, make sure the user logs off after using the computer, rather than keeping i t logged on and you do the switching of users. Switching users is good as long a s you don t keep all users logged on I think that is more logical 10. Always shut down properly the computer (do NOT use the power button when tur ning it off!