How to Fix Windows 10 Freezes Randomly

Dec 30,2019 • Filed to: Partition Solutions • Proven solutions


It’s a really frustrating moment whenever your computer suddenly freezes. Don’t fret. In this article we’ll provide you with 10 solutions to fix this.

This error usually occurs when there are corrupt files, insufficient disk space, incompatible programs, etc. It may also occur randomly.

How to Fix Windows Computer Keeps Freezing Randomly

You can easily solve this problem by doing some troubleshooting. Here are 10 easy ways you can fix ‘Windows Computer Keeps Freezing Randomly’

Solution 1 - First Fix

1.Disconnect any external hardware first.

2.Uninstall newly installed apps.

Solution 2 - Free up Some Disk Space

a.Clean up the temporary files

1.Launch Run by typing it in the Search bar or simply looking for it in the Start menu. Type in temp and press OK.

2.This will show you the Temp folder which houses all the temporary files. Hit Ctrl+A on your keyboard to select all the files in the folder. Then, delete these files.

b.Perform a disk cleanup

1.In the Search box, type in disk cleanup to launch Disk Cleanup. Click the icon.

2.Disk Clean-up: Drive Selection will pop up. Select the drive you want to clean up. This is usually drive C:.

3.You will be shown a list of files. Put a check mark on the boxes of the files you wish to delete. Press the OK button to continue with the clean-up.

Solution 3 - Run System File Checker

1.Launch Run by pressing Windows + R on the keyboard. Type in cmd in the box to launch Command Prompt or simply look it up in the Windows Start menu. Select Run as administrator.

2.The Command prompt windows will now launch. Type in sfc /scannow in the command line and hit Enter to launch the system file checker or SFC.

3.Your PC will now perform a scan and apply some fixes if there are available. Wait for the process to finish. You may need to perform a reboot of your PC to see if the error is still there.

Solution 4 - Update Your PC’s Device Drivers

1.Launch Run by pressing Windows + R on the keyboard.

2.Once the Run window is open, type in devmgmt.msc and click OK.

3.You will be directed to Device Manager. The window will show you a list of the devices in your PC. Look for the device name of your concern. Right-click on the icon to open the drop-down menu. Click on Update Driver Software…

4.Update Driver Software window will pop up asking you how you want to search for driver software. Select Search automatically for updated driver software. This may require an active internet connection to work.

5.Do this for the rest of the other drivers you want to fix.

Solution 5 - Use Windows Memory Diagnostic

1.Launch Run by pressing Windows + R on the keyboard.

2.Once the Run window is open, type in mdsched.exe and hit Enter or press OK.

3.Windows Memory Diagnostic window will pop to check your computer for memory problems. Select Restart now and check for problems (recommended). As stated by the prompt, ou will need to save your work and close any open programs before restarting.

4.Your PC will reboot. See if the error is fixed.

Solution 6 - Modify Virtual Memory

1.Make a right-click on My Computer or This PC and select Properties. On the left-side menu, click on Advanced system settings.

2.Under the Advanced tab, you’ll see Performance. Click on the Settings button.

3.Performance Options window will open. Under the Advanced section at the top, you’ll see Virtual memory. Click the Change... button under it.

4.Unmark the box beside Automatically manage paging file size for all drives. Choose the partition in which your Windows OS is installed. This is commonly Drive C. Fill in the value for the initial and maximum size for the partition.

5.Select the OK button.

Solution 7 - Disable Link State Power Management

1.Launch Run by pressing Windows + R on the keyboard.

2.Once the Run window is open, type in powercfg.cpl and press Enter.

3.You will be directed to Power Options. Under Preferred plans select either Balanced or Power saver and then select Change plan settings.

4.Click on Change advanced power settings.

5.Look for PCI Express. Click on it and look for Link State Power Management. Set it to Off.

6.Select OK and Apply.

Solution 8 - Disable Fast Startup

1.Launch Run by typing it in the Search bar or simply looking for it in the Start menu. Type in powercfg.cpl and press Enter.

2.On the left-side menu, select Choose what the power button does

3.Click on “Change settings that are currently available”

4.Unmark the box beside Turn on fast startup (recommended). Then, select the Save Changes button below.

Solution 9 - Use Command Prompt to Reset Winsock

1.Launch Command Prompt and run it as administrator.

2.Type in netsh winsock reset on the command line and hit Enter.

3.Restart your computer to see if the error still persists.

Solution 10 - Diagnose Your Hard Drive

1.Exit out of all programs.

2.Go to This PC and right-click on the drive of concern. Click on Properties.

3.Go to Tools and under Error checking click the Check button.

4.Your PC will shows you detected errors, click on Repair drive.

System freezing is something that bothers PC users especially if they’re about to do something very important. Hopefully, any of the methods above will help fix this issue.

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