Todays’ topic mainly deals with the computer keeps freezing on Windows 10. So, moving on to the causes of freezing problems. The first thing you want to do is to find the causes of windows 10 computer keeps freezing. Now the cause can be any one of several things, so always check things in order from the easiest to the most difficult. Sometimes the solution can be really simple.
For example, many people commonly believe that their computer is frozen when their mouse is unresponsive, but sometimes it’s the mouse that is faulty. Check your mouse and see if it works. If you have a laptop, unplug the mouse and try using the touchpad or change the batteries. Sometimes a wireless mouse can die and users won’t even realize it. This is probably one of the easiest things to check and it’s a simple cause of a computer crash.
Fix & Causes of Computer Keeps Freezing Randomly
Fix 1. Free up Disk Space on the System Disk
Low disk space on the system disk will slow down PC and even cause random Windows 10 freezing issue, so first, please make sure that you have enough free disk space on C drive. If not, you can try to clean up junk files to free up some disk space using Windows 10 disk cleanup. Or trying another better solution – to extend system drive using EaseUS free partition software.
Fix 2. Disconnect All External Devices
Disconnect all external USB devices even including the mouse and keyboard from the computer and then boot up to check if they are the causes of a random computer that keeps freezing.
Fix 3. Check & Replace Faulty Hardware
Damaged hardware is one of the factors that can trigger the computer freezing issue. But if the issue only happens in Windows 10, we can confirm that there is nothing wrong with your hardware.
Fix 4. Uninstall Incompatible Programs
Did you install any new programs before your computer freezing? If yes, it might the problem. Please try to uninstall them to see if it helps.
Fix 5. Scan with SFC to Repair Corrupt System Files
Random hangs & freezes on Windows 10 sometimes happens when system files get corrupted. To test and correct it, run a Command Prompt as an administrator, in the black Command Prompt window, type: sfc /scannow. Then press Enter on your keyboard.
Advanced Solutions to Fix Windows 10 Computer Freezes Problem
Getting tired of trying all these general methods one by one but none of them is useful? If yes, advanced solutions are offered in the next part to help. Please have a try!
Methods to Fix Windows 10 Computer Keeps Freezing
Method1: Update All Device Drivers to the Newest
Use Windows Update to update your drivers.
- Right-click This PC in Windows 10/8 or My Computer in Windows 7, then click on Manage and click on Device Manager.
- Open the category that you think contains the device you want to update its drivers.
- Update drivers depending on your version of Windows:
- Windows 10/8 users: Right-click the hardware’s name or icon and choose Update Driver Software…
- Windows 7 users: Right-click on the hardware’s name or icon, choose Properties and choose the Update Driver… button under the Driver tab.
Method2: Run Memory Check
If you suspect your computer has memory problems, you can run the Windows Memory Diagnostics utility by completing the following steps:
- Press Windows and R keys, type mdsched.exe in the text input box and press Enter.
- Too check for problems immediately, click Restart now and check for problems (recommended).
Windows will then restart, and you will get the following window showing the progress of the check and the number of passes it will run on memory. It might take several minutes for the tool to finish.
Method 3: Flash Your SSD
If you have Windows 10 installed on your SSD, you might experience random freezing on your computer due to older firmware. To fix it, just install the newest firmware on your SSD.
- Open your advanced power plan settings.
- Expand open Hard disk and Turn off hard disk after, SET TO NEVER, and click/tap on OK.
Method 4: Clean Install of Windows 10
If your computer still freezes frequently and randomly on Windows 10, you may try to either perform a system restore to roll back to the previous version or do a clean install of Windows 10 to find a fix.
Method 5: Adjust your virtual memory
Virtual memory is basically an extension of your computer’s physical memory. It is a combination of RAM and a portion of your hard drive. If your computer runs out of RAM when performing an intensive task, Windows will dip into virtual memory for temporary file storage.
- On your keyboard, press the Windows key and Pause/ Break key at the same time. Then choose Advanced System Settings on the left panel.
- Go to the Advanced tab, then click Settings.
- Go to the Advanced tab again, and choose Change… in the Virtual memory section.
- Ensure the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives checkbox is NOT ticked.
- Select your windows drive (the hard drive or partition that has Windows installed on it – usually C:), and enter an Initial size and Maximum size for your virtual memory:
- Initial size – This value varies, depending on your computer. If you’re not sure what value to use, just enter whatever the number is in the Recommended category.
- Maximum size – Don’t set this value too high. It should be about 1.5 times the size of your physical RAM. e.g. A PC with 4 GB (4096 MB) of RAM should have no more than about 6,144 MB virtual memory (4096 MB x 1.5).
- Once you’ve entered your virtual memory values, click Set, then click OK to continue.
So, these were the simple steps to fix the issue of computer keeps freezing. So, if you are also facing the same problems of the computer keeps freezing randomly then follow the above-mentioned steps. Or You Can Call on 1-800-215-0329 Windows Support Team.