10 Reasons Why Computer Freezes?
You may be completing your assignments, doing your office work, or maybe video calling your clients and your computer turns unresponsive. You might have neglected your PC many a time when it freezes because you have no idea why it happens? To know the reason behind your computer freezing requires a thorough inspection of the system. You need to find the actual reason behind the computer freezing activity- whether it is software specific or hardware related.
One can easily find the system freezing issue by detecting the system behavior. To simplify, there are various types of system freezing issues, and all of them are mentioned below-
Hang- When multiple procedures are performed on the PC. It hangs and needs to be restarted to bring it back to the original state.
Random Hang- When your PC turns unresponsive frequently upon using it, you will have to restart it to recover hard drive data.
Generic Freeze- The system does not respond for a while and returns to the normal state without any troubleshooting or restarting.
Single-app Freeze- When you are downloading and browsing a massive site or starting a heavy game to play, the system freezes abnormally.
Once you know the actual state, you can easily call the computer professionals to help you out. Besides, down below are mentioned some of the reasons why a computer freeze.
1) Multiple apps running- Each application that runs on your system requires memory and uses internal and hardware resources. So, when you run numerous programs at one time, it can affect the internal systems, leading to freezing. To avoid, try using one program at a time or maybe two.
2) Drive problems- Freezes can even occur when you update the drivers on your systems, such as video drivers, that are outdated or damaged while you are playing a game or video.
3) Operating system issues- For your system to run smoothly, keep them updated. Besides, it is vital to use a legal copy of the operating system to run programs and use a legal copy of Microsoft Windows to download updates. If in case, you lose data during the update, call hard drive data recovery professionals or store data recovery software if you know how to use it to get your formatted data back.
4) Excess heating up- The increase in the temperature of your system while you are using it can lead to unusual freezing. The excess of heat up can occur if the temperature of the processor is higher than usual. The higher temperature of the processor can be detected via squeals and noise generated by the fan during turning on/of your computer.
To analyse the system, monitor RPM, go to CMOS setup and ensure the BIOS reports no error message.
5) Hardware misconfiguration- Many a time, PC freezes due to hardware misconfiguration. You may have installed a hardware component that is incompatible with your PC. To check, uninstall the component and see whether your system is running smoothly or not.
6) Insufficient RAM- When you install a lot of applications, it uses memory space that can lead to hang and to freeze your system. Make sure to leave some space on your system.
7) Hard drive malfunction- You may hear clicking sounds coming out of your CPU, and this may be the warning that something is wrong with the hard drive. If you know how to resolve the issue, better visit the manufacturer’s website or get your hard drive inspected by the professional data recovery company since there may be accidental data deletion.
8) External devices- Faulty USBs and external devices can cause random reboots. Devices like a mouse, keyboard and gaming consoles when connected to the PC externally can cause issues like shutdown and freeze.
9) Power issues- Check the electrical to which your PC is connected since it requires sufficient voltage to draw power. Power fluctuations can affect your system’s performance and lead to unusual hangs.
10) BIOS setting- Sometimes, incorporating changes in BIOS setting can cause system hangs, and other issues like overclocking system processor or RAM causes instability problems. To resolve the issue, reset the BIOS settings to default by removing CMOS and putting it back after several minutes.