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Why Does My Computer Freeze Up and How to Fix It?


Computer keeps freezing up has frustrated many users. This article gives the reasons and provides effective solutions to fix the issue.
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Reasons and solutions for computer keeps freezing

The most common reasons of computer keeps freezing are:

1. Free up disk space on system drive

As we all know, if your system drive is running out of space, the Windows will keep freezing. Therefore, please make sure that you have enough free disk space on C drive. If not, you can try to delet some unwanted data or programs on your C drive.

2. Multiple programs are running at the same time

If multiple programs are running at the same time, your computer will start to freeze. To solve this problem, you only need to
  • Right-click Task Manager
  • Choose Task Manager
  • Click the Processes and find the program which is frozen
  • Click End Task

3. Driver Corruption or Errors

Drivers are used to communicate with other hardware devices and the operating system. You should make sure that your drives are always updated.

4. Overheating

Excess heat can cause computer freezes. To avoid this, please make sure that your computer's vents are not blocked.

5. Insufficient RAM

If your computer always freeze up, the reason could be an insufficient RAM. You can consider upgrading your RAM or reinstalling operating system to solve this issue.

6. Memory problem

A memory problem may cause Windows 10 keeps freezing. 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 run box and hit Enter.
  • Click Restart now and check for problems (recommended) to check for problems immediately.
  • Restart the windows, 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 checking your computer's memory.

7. BIOS Settings

Modifying BIOS settings may put the system in the freeze mode. Resetting the BIOS to default could fix your freezing problem.

8. Faulty External Devices

Faulty USB or other external devices including the mouse and keyboard connected to the system can cause computer freezes. You can try to connect one device at a time to find out which device causes the issue. And update the USB drivers to fix this problem.

9. Computer Viruses

Sometimes, when your computer keeps freezing and not responding, you need to think about computer viruses. It is recommended to perform an antivirus check regularly.

10. The system files are corrupted or missing

The system files being corrupted or missing may cause the computer keeps freezing. To solve this problem, you should restore your operating system.

11. Third-party Software Errors

Some applications may take up a lot of memory and attempt to perform actions or access resources that Windows cannot understand. If your computer isn't able to handle them, it will freeze up. To fix this, you should update the third-party software which is installed on your computer.
Tip: Sometimes, wrong operations will result in hard drive formatted and inaccessible data. Under this circumstance, you need to back up your data in advance. If you lost them, I recommend you recover lost data in a timely manner.
Bitwar Data Recovery can help you get lost data back when you fix the "computer keeps freezing and not responding" issue.

Steps to recover lost data with Bitwar Data Recovery

Free download and install Bitwar Data Recovery Software in your computer by clicking the download button below. 

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Step 1: Launch Bitwar Data Recovery and select your partition or device where the data lost, click "Next".
Step 2. Select the "Quick Scan" mode and hit "Next". 
Step 3. Choose the exact file types and then click on "Scan".

Step 4. After scan, you can preview the found data before recovery. When you decide the files you need, you can click "Recover" button to save them to other partition or external devices.
Note: DO NOT save the files into the original partition to avoid data overwriting.
I hope these fixes can help you to resolve your Windows freezing problem. If you face the data lost problem, please download Bitwar Data Recovery software to help you.

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