Is your laptop or computer freezing? In this article, I will explain the steps to fix a laptop or computer that keeps freezing and not responding.
Sometimes you find your PC becoming unresponsive and freezes suddenly, it's a good idea to do a thorough check of the system.
Below are some basic steps you can follow to fix the laptop that keeps freezing and not responding for windows 10,7 or XP:
> Type 'disk cleanup' in the windows search box and click on disk cleanup.
> Next, confirm the system partition and click OK to continue.
> The tool will take a few minutes to calculate how much space you will be able to free up on the system partition and then check the file types you would like to clean up and click OK.
> Confirm the operation to allow the deletion.
> If some system files get corrupted, or go missing, Windows 10 can freeze randomly.
Fortunately, Microsoft makes it easy to repair the corrupted system files.
> Right-click on the Start menu and select Windows PowerShell admin.
> In the command prompt window, type "sfc/scannow", and hit Enter.
> Windows will scan your system for corrupted files and attempt to fix them.
The final result will be shown when the process finally reaches 100%, so be patient until the process gets completed.
If no problem is found, or this fix has no impact, then continue to the next steps below:
> Go into settings and select updates and security.
> Click on Windows update and then click on check for updates.
> Wait for all the update installation to be completed and restart your system afterward.
> Turn Off Fast Startup.
> Also, delete the temp files, junk, and Registry files as well as uninstall unnecessary applications also.
> Problems can also occur due to outdated system drivers or software in your system, make sure your drivers and software are up to date. Go to windows search type Device Manager Click on the device whose drivers are outdated an exclamation sign will appear then right-click on the device and select Update Driver.
> Viruses or malware infection in your system can impact performance a lot so make sure you keep your antivirus up to date also defender in windows 10 is pretty much enough to keep your system virus-free.
> Lack of memory space or low RAM can be the issue. Your system may go out of memory so make sure you have enough ram on your system and also set up virtual memory.
> Make sure your system doesn't overheat. Clean the internals of the system like fans etc. and keep it dust-free.
> Don't run unnecessary programs in the background as it may slow down your PC and use all your resources available. Open Task Manager and check what is the overall system usage and which application is using it, you can also end the task from there.
> Check your Hard drive and run tests to check if there are any issues as sometimes due to hard drive issues your system will lag a lot. To check and repair your drive for issues right-click on each of your drive Properties > Tools > First Check for error checking & after that once the error checking process completes seeing if it displays an error or not if yes then windows will automatically fix it and after that click on optimize to defrag the drive.