3 Simple Ways to Fix a Computer That Keeps Freezing

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Do you find your computer always freezing? There are a lot of reasons why you keep experiencing this kind of problem. It may be as simple as opening too many programs to computer viruses. 

You need to determine what the cause is so you can fix it accordingly. Read on to learn more. 

Common Reasons Why Your Computer Freezes

1. Errors in Drivers 

Drivers are used to enable communication between your operating system and hardware. When your driver is outdated, it is highly likely that your system will keep freezing. So you must always keep your drivers up-to-date.

2. Too Many Open Tabs

If multiple tabs are open and there are also several programs simultaneously running, your computer might not have enough memory to support all of them. As a result, your computer freezes.

If this happens, you can click on CTRL+Alt+Del to look for the Task Manager. After that, click on the Processes and look for the specific program that has been frozen and then select End Task. To avoid this from happening, run only one program at a time.

3. Overheating

Notice that when your computer heats up, it also freezes. When the temperature becomes too high, it can severely damage your system processor which can ultimately damage your computer.

To avoid this scenario from happening, you need to have your computer well-ventilated.

4. Errors in Software

Sometimes an application needs to use a lot of memory for it to perform. If your computer is not able to immediately support it, your computer may freeze. To prevent this, you need to regularly update any third-party software installed on your computer so the moment you open a large application, your computer won’t freeze again.

What to Do to Fix the Issue

Step 1. Update All Drivers

To update drivers using Windows Update, follow these steps:

  1. In Windows 8/10, right-click ‘This PC’ (In Windows 7, go to My Computer), then click on ‘Manage’ then ‘Device Manager’.
  2. Open the category that contains the device you want its drivers to be updated.
  3. Update drivers. For Windows 8/10: Right-click on the hardware name then choose ‘Update Driver Software’. For Windows 7: Right-click the hardware name then select ‘Properties’ then choose ‘Update Driver’.

Step 2. Free Up Disk Space on Drive C

If you notice that your Drive C is running out of space and your computer is constantly freezing, then you need to free up space by deleting unwanted data or unused programs found in Drive C. You can also use the Minitool Partition Wizard to add up more space to drive C.

Step 3. Run a Regular Memory Check

When your computer is freezing, it may be because it’s lacking memory. You can confirm this by running the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool.

To do this, follow these steps: 

  1. Press the Windows button and R keys.
  2. Type mdsched.exe in the input box then press Enter.
  3. If you want to check the problems right away, you can ‘Restart now and check for problems’ (Recommended). After restarting, you’ll get a window of the progress and the number of times it will run on the memory until the check is finished.
  4. If you want to do it later, you can click on ‘Check for problems the next time I start my computer’.

Conclusion

There are several reasons as to why your computer freezes. The fix differs for each reason. We hope that the list and guide we provided could help you solve the problem and prevent it from happening again. 

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