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Causes For Your Windows Freezing And How To Diagnose The Issues.

April 29, 2010 By: lilybird Category: Software

There are many causes for your PC to freeze. The best way to tackle the situation is to back-track and take stock of what you last did on your computer since the crashes started to happen.

If you have installed new hardware then check that the driver is compatible with your system. A problematic device driver causes a wide and varied array of Windows problems and a computer freeze is one of them. Via your Control Panel, go into the Device Manager to check if there is an issue with the named driver – this will be shown by a warning icon. If there is then disable the driver, shut down and reboot to see whether this rectifies the problem. If it does solve the problem then either update the driver or uninstall it. If not then read further.

Software installations can cause your PC crash. If you have recently installed software since the problems have arisen then uninstall the program in question to see if this resolves the problem. There are many, many applications available online which cause havoc with your Windows operating system, some may even have spyware in them. Incursive or corrupt as spyware can be, it will cause major problems with your computer.

Nowadays antivirus protection is an absolute requirement if you browse online but ensure that if you decide to change your antivirus solution, you must uninstall the existing one. As foolish as it may sound, two antivirus packages on one computer will conflict with one another causing your computer to crash.

Installing a Windows registry cleaner could solve a lot of freeze issues. A corrupt registry is a main source of PC problems. Redundant and invalid registry values caused will cause your PC to freeze. The Windows registry contains all computer configuration settings so corrupt information held within the registry relays to the poor running of the system. Incorrect information misguides the systems readings, slows down the performance and leads to a PC crash.

Corrupt or redundant registry values happen in many ways. An incorrectly installed or uninstalled application will leave stray data within the registry, or using the wrong file extensions to a document will leave an invalid value. These small issues multiplied over will start to effect the manner of your computer.

A Windows registry cleaner will clean out your registry of all the unwanted values allowing your PC to run to it’s optimum performance and minimizing possible computer problems. Using the cleaner on a regular basis will maintain this to a high standard.

Faulty components within your computer will also induce a crash. Of course, unless you have computer technical knowledge then this would hard to detect. But, for example if your computer was starting to overheat then you may possibly notice this. This would lead to a crash. Yet opening up the case of your computer is not advised unless you are 100% competent. Serious damage can be caused so take your PC along to a reputable competent PC engineer if all the other avenues have been covered.

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