If you are a regular PC user, then you have most likely run into one of those situations when your PC suddenly freezes up and stops responding to your commands. This is often due to some running process which has crashed. In these cases, the PC will often resume behaving normally once the malfunctioning process has been shut down.
So, how can you find the malfunctioning process, which is hogging all of your CPU resources and slowing your PC down to a crawl? Do the following:
The above is the general scenario. However, in some cases, one of the core processes of Windows® operating system may crash due to internal problems. In that case, terminating the process will often shut down Windows® as well, forcing you to reboot. Do not worry. A reboot should cause the problem to go away and allow your PC to function properly again.