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How to Handle a PC Freeze

Watch more How to Understand Computer Hardware videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to handle a PC freeze and resume computer function by using the information in these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Launch Task Manager Open the Task Manager to quit an unresponsive application or process by pressing the Control, Alt, and Delete keys, or by right-clicking an empty space on the taskbar and then selecting Task Manager. Tip Look for the words "Not Responding" next to the frozen application or process in the Task Manager. Step 2: Quit unresponsive application Select the unresponsive application and click End Task to quit. Step 3: End processes Click the processes tab, select the process, and click End Process to quit any processes that are frozen or taking up too much memory. Tip Download an application watcher tool that shuts down bad processes before they crash. Step 4: Shut down Shut down the computer if freeze problems persist. Press and hold the power button until the computer shuts off. Step 5: Restart Restart the computer and reopen your applications to make sure the freeze problem has been resolved. Did You Know? In 1988, Robert T. Morris, a graduate student at Cornell, unleashed the first widely known computer "worm."
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