Fixing PC freezing Problems
On this document you’ll find recommendations on possible solutions about PC freezing as well as the most common causes.
Let’s start with some of the possible causes!
1. Software incapability 2. Overheating of the CPU: fan is failing, power supply problems. 3. Virus issues: try your antivirus for a complete analysis 4. Maybe it is clutter, in this case you can use a good registry cleaner. 5. File fragmentation due to slow many programs installed 6. Spyware tracking software 7. Hardware issue: check your memory and hard disk space
PC Freezing Solutions
Fixing Hardware or Software Issues
If the freeze happens every time a certain hardware device is plugged in or switched on, the device itself might be to blame. Check the manufacturer's website for updated drivers for the device, and download and install them to erase any bugs that might exist in your version. Similarly, if the freeze only happens when using one particular application, that program might also be the root cause. Check the developer's website for updates. If the problem persists, uninstall and reinstall the program. This process replaces any software files or settings that may have been damaged or deleted.
Fixing Issues with System Resources
Overwhelming a PC's processor or memory by requests can also lead to the computer freezing up. If the issue occurs when large files or complex applications are being handled, shut down any running application or background utilities you don't need for the project you're working on. This frees up CPU time and RAM space. Within individual programs, avoid opening up multiple files or websites at the same time. If the problem persists and if opening multiple large files simultaneously can't be avoided, consider a hardware upgrade.
Fixing virus or spyware infections
A virus or spyware infection on your computer might also be the source of freeze issues. If you don't have an antivirus or antispyware tools on your system, purchase and install one; otherwise, check the program's website to make sure that you're running the latest version. Run a full system scan to check for problems and remove any potential threats, and be sure to repeat this process regularly to prevent future issues. Fixing internal hardware issues
A damaged internal hardware component, such as the hard drive or memory modules, might also be causing freezing issues, in which case that component will need replacement. A number of system diagnostics tools are available which can check for problems, including Hard Drive Inspector and PC Pitstop. Fixing General Windows Issues
General Windows’s issues are more likely to be to blame if the computer freezes at seemingly random times in a variety of applications. A key Windows file may have been erased or corrupted, or there may be a problem with the Windows registry settings file. Run the System Restore utility from the System Tools section of the Accessories folder on the Start menu to roll back Windows to a previous version of the registry. This will fix prior registry issues without affecting personal files and settings. If you don’t want to mess up with your registry we highly recommend you to use a good registry cleaner. Click on the button below to start restoring your PC performance automatically.
Published on Jan 25, 2014
In this article, I'll talk about the main causes of computer freezing as well as the possible solutions.