How to Fix a Computer That Constantly Freezes?

Here are a few remedies that have assisted other users in resolving the computer freezing issue. You may not need to try all of them; simply work your way down until you discover one that works for you.

Fix 1: Use the task manager to terminate processes

Too many apps running at the same time might cause your computer to slow down, resulting in this computer-locked-up problem. If this is the case, we may need to stop some software processes in order for it to function properly:

  1. To launch Task Manager, press Ctrl, Shift, and Esc on your keyboard at the same moment.
  2. End task by right-clicking on the apps that are indicated as (not responding).
  3. Examine your computer to check whether it is still freezing. If the answer is no, you’ve solved the problem.

Fix 2: Delete the temp files

Too many temporary files on your local drive may also deplete your computer’s storage and cause it to hang. As a result, we may need to erase the temporary files in order to free up more space.

1. Press the Windows logo key and R at the same moment on your keyboard. Then enter temp and press OK.
2. To erase all temporary files, hold down Ctrl and A at the same moment and click Del.

3. Check to check whether your computer’s freezing problem has been resolved. If so, congratulations.

Fix 3: Relocate your pc to a cooler location

Overheating is another probable cause of this computer freezing problem. Check to see whether the problem has been resolved by moving your computer to a cooler location where the cooling vents are not obstructed.

Fix 5: Update your graphics driver

This issue may arise if you are using an outdated or incorrect graphics driver. As a result, you should upgrade your graphics driver to see if it resolves your issue. If you don’t have the time, patience, or expertise to manually update the driver, Driver Easy can do it for you.

Driver Easy will automatically detect your system and locate the appropriate drivers for it. You don’t need to know what system your computer is running, you don’t need to worry about downloading the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy is in charge of everything.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
2. Launch Driver Easy and select the Scan Now option. Driver Easy will then search your computer for incompatible drivers.
3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the right version of all missing or out-of-date drivers on your machine.

4. To make the modifications take effect, restart your computer.
5. Verify that the computer screen freezing problem has been rectified. If so, that’s fantastic.

Fix 6: Perform a memory check

A malfunctioning memory card is another potential cause of your computer freezing. So, in order to detect and perhaps cure the problem, we may need to conduct a RAM check on our computer:

1. Press the Windows logo key and R at the same moment on your keyboard. Then enter mdsched.exe and press OK.
2. Make sure you’ve saved your work on the computer and click Restart now and check for problems(recommended). 
3. Wait for the diagnostic test to complete.

The computer will then restart and display the test results. If no problems are found, your memory card is not at fault.

Fix 7: Repair system files using SFC

System File Checker (SFC) is a useful Windows function that allows you to scan your system files and fix missing or corrupted system files (including those related to BSOD). To perform the SFC scan, follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows logo key and type cmd on your keyboard. Then, on the right, click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

2. When requested to confirm, click Yes.

3. Enter sfc /scannow into the command prompt window and hit Enter.

Please be patient as the SFC will take some time to replace any corrupted system files with fresh ones if it identifies any.

4. Restart your computer to apply the changes.
5. Restart your computer to see whether the screen freezing problem has been resolved.

Fix 8: Perform a system restore

System Restore can return your computer to a previous condition when the lockups were not occurring.

1. Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard, copy and paste restore into the box, and then click Create a restore point.
2. Click System Restore

3. Click Next

4. Click Next after selecting the most recent time you remember this machine operating properly.
5. Check that you’ve saved your computer data before clicking Finish and then Yes.

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