Computer freezing up is one of the most frustrating problems that you can experience while using your PC. This problem causes your computing experience to be brought to a complete standstill. Often there is a loss of data and even program coding can be corrupted due to your system locking up. Although there multiple causes for this problem. At least 90% of the time, it can be attributed to software conflicts. However, this article should help you track down the cause of the unexpected Windows freezing.
The main cause of Windows freezes is all down to how they work. Computer freezes are problems which occur when Windows cannot read the various files it needs to run, preventing your computer from being able to carry out your commands. Not many people realize this - but computers that freeze are caused by specific problems inside your PC, which act like "road blocks" for your system.
How to fix Windows freezing?
You can do this by using this method to reveal exactly what causes computers to crash and then how to resolve the issues you find:
Step 1) Make Sure You Know When Windows Freezes - The first thing you have to do is to make sure you know *when* your PC freezes. If you can work out when your computer will freeze / hang, you'll be able to properly target the potential issues that are leading the problem to occur. You should look out for any software which causes your computer to freeze, as well as any specific commands / functions that will lead the problem to occur as well. It's often the case that a specific program will cause your PC to freeze because of the way that software is corrupted - allowing you to fix this issue promptly.
Step 2 . Restart In Safe Mode To Identify Hardware / Software Problems - There are two main causes of computer freezes - hardware & software problems. In order to effectively fix the issue, you need to identify which part of your PC is causing the errors on your system, and to do that, you must first restart your system in "safe mode". To do this, restart your PC and press F8 to load your computer in safe mode... and this will load up Windows without any of the cumbersome drivers and software that can cause freezes. It's a great way to identify exactly what is causing a computer to freeze and the bottom line is that if your system crashes in safe mode, it will most likely down to a hardware problem rather than software.