If you find that Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 freezes, crashes, or randomly becomes unresponsive, the causes can be many, as are the solutions! Windows computer freezing is often very annoying. This article will simply show you the direction in which you can work. You can try these troubleshooting steps in no particular order. Before you begin, create a system restore point first, so that you can undo if you don’t like the changes.
Windows 11/10 keeps crashing, crashing, or freezing
The system may crash, crash or freeze in general for the following reasons:
- CPU, memory and disk resource exhaustion
- Hardware or device driver errors
- Windows is busy working on high priority threads, locks, waiting for an event, etc.
These suggestions are intended to show you the direction in which you should move forward. So first, go through the entire list and see which one might apply to your situation.
1. System Restore
Check if restoring the system to a previous good point helps fix the problem.
2. Run the junk mail cleaner
Run a junk cleaner like CCleaner to clean junk files on your PC and then run a full scan with your updated antivirus. In most cases, no registry or disk cleaner will stop freezing. Registry Cleaner will not repair the registry – it will only remove unwanted orphaned keys.
3. Run Windows Updates
Install the latest Windows updates.
4. Disable Aero
Disable Aero, if your operating system has it and see if that helps.
5. Disable Indexing Service
Try disabling the Indexing Service.
6. Uninstall Crapware
Most of these Windows freezes are caused by Crapware being installed on pre-installed OEM Windows devices. So open Control Panel, check the programs you don’t need and uninstall them. Clean with a good registry cleaner to clean up unwanted residual registry entries. You can check out these free crapware removal programs, which can help you identify these craplets.
7. Check the boot entries
Check the startup entries and remove any startup programs you don’t need. Remove any programs that you do not want to start from Startups, every time you start your computer. For my part, I only have my own security software as a startup, having disabled most of the others.
8. Check for error events
To do this, open Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer > Custom Views > Administrative Events. Check for recent events that display a circular red exclamation mark error code. Double click on this error and a event properties The window will appear. Check if the information helps you identify the problem.
For example, if Windows Search Indexer is not workingSince the search service is unable to start, the system tends to crash periodically. in like In this case, it is better to modify the recovery procedure for this service. To do this, open Services > Windows Search > Properties > Recovery tab. For the first failure, choose to restart the service. For the second and subsequent failures, choose do not work Selection. Apply > OK.
9. Check drivers
Check for defective or outdated drivers. They are known to cause freezing, especially during startup.
Read: Windows computer hangs while installing graphics driver.
10. Is the problem hardware related?
Check if your device is the cause of these crashes.
11. See “Reliability Monitor”
See Reliability Monitor. Lists malfunctions and problems your device may encounter.
12. Disable fast startup
Disable fast startup and see if that helps.
13. Run System File Checker and DISM
Run System File Checker and DISM.
14. Car repair
if you run Windows 10/11/8Open the advanced boot menu options and select Automatic repair.
if you run Windows 7Open the Advanced Boot Options screen > Repair your computer > select your keyboard layout > Next > System Recovery Options > Startup Repair.
15. Reset the computer
You can also consider resetting Windows.
Point: See this article if you frequently receive the 100% disk usage message.
If none of that helps, you may want to consider updating your BIOS. Be careful while doing this.
Hope something helps you!
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