I press and hold the off button till it goes off.
do I need to do some kind of monthly maintenance to keep it running fast?
No, you need to read the thread and do what they've said to do about Flash. This has NOTHING to do with your computer's capability to play the video in its own right. Your computer does not "slow down" month to month. This is Flash. There are NO definites with Flash.
Originally Posted by helia
I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
I am sorry for not being clear, I did what they said but in turn ASKED a question
Are you still experiencing the lock-ups with the updated Flash version? If so, there could be a problem with your hard drive as Flash has to cache movie data to it and if it has trouble writing, it will lock up the system. If it only happens with Flash and no other program, it's less likely to be that.