Did you experience Computer freezes, not responding after the latest Windows 10 update? Computer freezing typically means that the computer system is unresponsive to any user actions, such as typing or using a mouse on the desktop. This issue is particularly common, a number of users report, Windows 10 freezes after a few seconds startup can’t do anything because it’s not responding to mouse clicks overall can’t use my laptop after Update.
There are several common causes such as Overheating, hardware failure, driver incompatibility, buggy windows update or corrupted system files, and more. Again Sometimes computer freezing is a sign of your system being infected with the virus. Whatever the reason, here we have listed some most effective methods that not only fix computer freezes problem also optimize windows 10 performance well.
Windows 10 Freezes Randomly
If this is the first time you have noticed the system freezes, not responding restart your PC and check this helps.
Disconnect all external devices including printer, scanner, external HDD, etc from the computer and then boot up to check if they are the causes of random computer freezes.
Did you install any new programs before your computer freezing? If yes, it might the problem. Please try to uninstall them to see if it helps.
If due to this problem system completly freezes, can t use your PC, you need boot from an installation media, access advanced options and perfomr startup repair that help with detect and fix the problems prevent windows 10 function normally on startup.
Still need help, start windows 10 in safe mode and apply the solutions listed below.
Install Windows updates
Microsoft regularly releases security updates that not only bring various bug fixes and security improvements but also fix previous problems as well. Manually check for and install Windows updates if anything is pending there.
- Press hotkey Windows + X and select settings,
- Go to Update & security than windows update,
- Here click on the check for updates button, to allow download windows updates from the Microsoft server.
- Also, click the download and install now link (Under optional update) if any updates are pending there
- Restart your PC to apply these updates and check if this helps fix the computer freezes problem.
Delete the temp files
On Windows computer temp files are automatically created to hold data temporarily while a file is being created or processed or used. Over time these piled-up files can defragment the data in the drives and cause computer slowdown. Hence computer freezing, delete the temp files as long as they’re not locked for use. Also, run storage sense to clean up some disk space as well that probably help fix the problem.
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R
- Then type temp and click on ok, this will open the temporary storage folder,
- Use keyboard shortcut Ctrl and A at the same time to select all files and folders inside the folder,
- Then click Del to delete all the temporary files.
Remove problematic software
Certain software can cause a random freeze on Windows 10. Several users have reported that software such as Speccy, Acronis True Image, Privatefirewall, McAfee, and Office Hub App can cause problems with Windows 10. If you have any of these programs installed on your computer, remove them by following these steps:
- Open Settings App and go to System.
- Go to Apps & features section and delete the aforementioned apps.
- After you’ve uninstalled these apps, restart your computer.
Run system file checker
The Windows 10 freezes randomly issue can also attribute to the system file corrupt or missing. Run the built-in system file checker utility that automatically scans and restores the original system file and solves this kind of problem.
- On the start menu Search for cmd,
- Right click on command prompt and select run as administrator,
- Type command sfc /scannow and press enter key on the keyboard,
- This will start the scanning process for missing corrupted system files,
- If found any the SFC utility automatically restores them with the correct one from a compressed folder located %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.
- Let the scanning process complete 100% once done restart your PC and check if this time computer running smoothly.
Run the DISM Tool
If the issue persists, run the DISM tool that checks the system health and will try to restore the files.
- Click on ‘Start’ Enter ‘Command prompt’ in the Search box.
- In the list of results, swipe down on or right-click Command prompt, and then tap or click ‘Run as administrator.
- In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following commands. Press the Enter key after each command:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
The tool might take 15-20 minutes to finish running, so please do not cancel it.
To close the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type Exit, and then press Enter.
Reset virtual memory
This is what I personally found reset virtual memory to default help me fix the 100 disk usage and system freezes problem on Windows 10. If you have recently tweaked (Increased) virtual memory for system optimization reset it to default following steps below that probably help you as well.
- Right-click “This PC” and choose “Properties”.
- Then select “Advanced system settings” from the left panel.
- Go to the “Advanced” tab and click “Settings”.
- Go to “Advanced” tab again and choose “Change…” under the Virtual memory section.
- Here Ensure the “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” is checked.
Disable Fast Startup
Here is another solution, few users suggested disabling the fast startup feature help them fix system crash or computer freezes at startup problems running windows 10.
- Press Windows + R, type powercfg.cpl and click “OK
- Click on “Choose what the power button does” in the left pane of the window.
- Next Click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
- Here Uncheck the checkbox beside “Turn on Fast Startup (recommended)” to disable it. Finally, click on “Save changes”.
Install .NET Framework 3.5
After upgrade to Windows 10 if your computer keeps freezing and crashing These issues can be fixed by installing various C++ Redistributable Packages and .NET Framework 3.5. Windows 10 and many third-party applications rely on these components, therefore be sure to download and install them from the links below.
Also, open command prompt as administrator type netsh winsock reset and hit the enter key.
Run the check disk utility that automatically verifies the file system integrity of a volume and fixes logical file system errors.
As you know, SSD offers faster performance than HDD, if possible replace HDD with a new SSD that definitely optimizes your system performance and you notice Windows 10 runs faster.
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