Troubleshoot Windows 10 Freezing or Locking Up Randomly

By 2 months ago

ver the last year, I’ve been running Windows 10 on around 4 PCs and truly haven’t run into much difficulty up to this point. A couple of days prior, I began having an abnormal issue where my Windows 10 PC would freeze up arbitrarily, in the end driving me to play out a hard reset on the framework.

What’s bizarre is that I have this framework double booting with Windows 7 and I don’t have any freezing or locking issues on that OS. I’ve had this kind of issue previously, so I began going through all the different fixes like refreshing gadget drivers, introducing the most recent Windows refreshes, filtering with SFC, and so forth, and ultimately the issue disappeared.

I’m not actually 100% sure which technique fixed the issue, so I’m simply going to show them full scale and ideally it fixes the issue for you. If not, post and remark and I’ll attempt to help.

Method 1 – Uninstall Incompatible Programs

I’m almost certain this was my concern since I truly didn’t have any issues in Windows 10 for quite a long time until I introduced a couple of new projects. A portion of the projects was utilized to examine and additionally alter my equipment (Speccy, Acronis True Image, f.lux, and so on), which may have begun causing the freezing.

In any case, any program can cause this issue, so go through any new projects you might have introduced and attempt to uninstall them to check whether that fixes the issue.

Method 2 – Update Drivers & BIOS

You’ve likely currently attempted this, however it’s as yet worth focusing on in light of the fact that it can be the motivation behind why Windows 10 is securing. The fundamental drivers you need to zero in on refreshing are the designs card, network card, sound and chipset drivers.

In the event that you end up having a NVidia designs card, you truly need to ensure you download the NVidia Control Panel program and stay up with the latest. You don’t need to introduce the wide range of various trash that shows up with it, simply the driver. Look at my past post on naturally refreshing your Windows drivers.

Additionally, on the off chance that you have Windows introduced on a SSD, make certain to refresh the firmware for the SSD. For instance, in the event that you have a Crucial SSD, you can download their capacity leader programming to do this for you.

A few clients have had this issue with equipment that basically doesn’t have a Windows 10 driver. In case that is the best case for you, the most ideal choice is handicap the gadget or supplant it with a more up to date form. For instance, on the off chance that you have a truly old WiFi card and there basically isn’t a Windows 10 driver, take a stab at impairing it by means of Device Manager or the BIOS and check whether the freezing disappears.

At long last, you should refresh your BIOS in a circumstance like this. Ordinarily, I don’t suggest refreshing the BIOS in case all is working great, yet it’s a smart thought when something is off-base. Look at my post on deciding if you can refresh the BIOS.

Method 3 – Adjust Paging File

In the event that you end up seeing that the issue possibly happens when you are duplicating or moving enormous records or doing whatever requires broad utilization of the hard disk, then, at that point, the issue could be identified with the paging document.

This is particularly obvious in case you are utilizing a SSD on your framework. You can check the paging document by going to Control Panel, then, at that point, System, tapping on Advanced System Settings, tapping on the Advanced tab, then, at that point, tapping on Settings, tapping on the Advanced tab once more, then, at that point, clicking Change under Virtual Memory.

In a previous article, I give some tips on optimizing the paging file, which in most cases I would recommend, but for this issue, I suggest you keep the paging file on the same partition as the Windows OS and allow Windows to automatically manage the size of the paging file.

Method 4 – Disconnect All Devices

Reality can eventually show that Windows 10 isn’t causing the issue, however some outer gadget is. A decent way of testing this is to detach all possible gadgets from the PC and afterward boot up.

You should separate all USB gadgets, including the mouse and console. I would propose getting an alternate mouse and console and attempting that just to preclude outside gadgets totally prior to continuing on.

Method 5 – Check for Faulty Hardware

This one is somewhat harder to recognize and generally harder to fix as well. In case there is anything amiss with the equipment, you should see the issue with some other adaptation of Windows you have introduced. On the off chance that you just have Windows 10 introduced, you’ll need to play out an equipment test.

You’ll need to look at my posts on diagnosing issues with memory and actually looking at your hard drive for mistakes. Likewise, you’ll need to get to your BIOS and verify whether there is any sort of equipment test you can run from that point. For the most part, there is a choice like Diagnostics or something almost identical.

Make certain to likewise really look at the CD/DVD/Blu-beam drive as that is regularly disregarded, however can mess up Windows.

Method 6 – Disable Overclocking

In the event that you have a very good quality machine with a top of the line CPU, your BIOS settings may be making Windows freeze. It’s ideal to wind down any overclocking or programmed CPU changes.

On some Cpu’s, you should investigate whether the C6 state is empowered or not. This component attempts to place the CPU in a low-power code, yet it can cause more issues. Essentially, go into the BIOS and ensure everything is set to the default for clock speeds, voltage, and so forth

Method 7 – Power Settings

This option will probably only help those who have a PCIe graphics card installed on their system. Go to Control Panel, then Power Options and make sure you are using the High Performance plan first.

If so, then click on Change plan settings and then Change advanced power settings.

Scroll down until you see PCI Express and then expand Link State Power Management. Make sure that it is set to Off.

Method 8 – Clean Install Windows 10

In case you’re actually having issues with Windows 10 freezing, it’s presumably a smart thought to reinforcement your information and do a clean introduce of Windows 10. It doesn’t require some investment and on the off chance that you have the most recent form of Windows 10 introduced, the element is currently incorporated squarely into the OS.

Peruse my bit by bit post on playing out a genuine clean introduce of Windows 10.

Generally speaking, Windows 10 is a quite incredible working framework and works like a champ more often than not intended for most clients. Nonetheless, with such countless varieties of equipment that must be upheld by Windows, a few clients will unavoidably run into issues. Ideally, one of the above techniques will fix any freezing issues you have in Windows 10. Appreciate!


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