Computer maintenance requires you to know the different problems that occur with your computer, and for this article, the problem to be discussed is when a computer locks or freezes itself. To be able to know how to solve this common PC problem, it is important to know what a computer lock is, what causes it to lock or freeze itself, how to effectively solve it, and prevent it from happening in the future.
Don’t feel intimidated or think that if your computer keeps locking itself, it’s time to buy a new computer. Though the source of the problem is complex and hard to pinpoint sometimes, fixing it is actually quite easy if you know the steps on how to solve a computer lock up.
A computer locks itself or freezes itself when everything from your programs to your mouse cursor stops moving. This is caused by problems or errors in the Windows registry, which is a very important component of any computer. It is basically where all the data or information needed to run programs for the hardware, software, drivers, and other settings of the computer.
When a program, for example, needs to run, it searches for the correct registry command in order to complete the task. So what happens when the registry files become too much for your computer to bear? The computer locks or freezes itself when it’s too much for it to handle. This can happen often if the computer is old and all kinds of downloads and programs are being installed, and since Windows itself doesn’t have a registry cleaner to get rid of these files, freezing or locking happens.
The main solution to fixing a locked up computer is to repair and restore the registry cleaner. You will not be able to do this manually since there are tons of registry files to go through, but luckily there have been useful registry cleaning programs available for you to use.
After choosing a good registry cleaner, just perform a simple scan and the program will be able to give a full diagnosis of the Windows registry cleaner, pinpointing why your computer locks itself and how to be able to fix it.
What’s more, you’ll be able to kill two birds with one stone since performing a registry cleaning process will speed up your computer by 30% since the whole point of using this program is to clean out registry files that are corrupt or useless already.
But there is still a problem at hand: how do you know if a particular registry cleaner runs well or will only bring in viruses and malware of all kinds into your computer? Search through Google and Yahoo for the best registry cleaners available on the net.
It would be best that you go for the cleaners wherein you have to pay for it (most likely they’d cost around $20 to $50), but if there is a free registry cleaner that works well for others, you can opt for that instead.