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Frozen pc (running W98)

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I know a PC can freeze up (arrow cursor not moveable) for many reasons but ....
when that occurs what are all the options for "kicking" it? I am familiar with C-A-D and closing one or more of the running programs (and sometime that has worked for me). But are there other combinations I might try? Thank you. ...wdc
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Sometimes a 'warm' reboot is the only option to recover from a 'hanging' PC. This involves pressing the 'reset' button (the smaller, recessed button next to the power-on button on the front of the PC case). This will cause the PC to restart , Scandisk will run because of an improper shutdown, and Windows will re-load in working order. Also has the advantage of freeing up all the memory that was previously unavailable but not being used (a result of Windows poor memory management). The reset is the quickest and surest way to 'unfreeze' a PC and does no harm to the components.
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