Sunday, August 4, 2019

How To Fix A Frozen Windows PC

How To Fix A Frozen Windows PC


Some of the most difficult experiences you may likely encounter with your Windows PC is the freezing experience, in the lay man's term we call it "hanging". This usually occur when most apps are not responding may be due to insufficient storage capacity or probably an application issue.

Most times you would just have to wait for the PC to get unfreezed before usage and this being a very common issue that can we related by every windows PC user, we are likely to share or apply the commonest methods to get the freezing issue fixed.

The most common method used is the refresh method, a combination of Alt+F⁴ Key would do that but what methods do you use when there is a total freeze on the Windows PC? A Restart? No would definitely be the answer because at this point nothing moves, even the tiny moving cursor stays at a pause.

Now, the following procedures may be helpful to fix a frozen Windows PC;

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to see if the computer is responding, then click on Task Manager to close every running application or you can log out or restart the PC. If the screen doesn’t appear, you may not be able to recover your PC without having to reboot.

If an access is granted to the task bar then hopefully you can fixe the frozen Windows PC,

  • Click on the “Processes” tab, if you don’t see it, click “More Details”. find any processes that's creating use of a lot of central processor, this you'll treat clicking the “CPU” to sort by use of central processing unit which app or program is using a lot of Space on the CPU.

  • Select the process which initiated the freeze by clicking on it, then click on "End Task" to eliminate the process. You might probably loose an unsaved task/work due to the process but come to think of it, what if there were to be a crash? Every stored item on the hard drive would be gone.
  • In some occasions, your Windows desktop with the taskbar and start menu may freeze. Restart Windows explorer to repair the difficulty, find “Windows Explorer” within the list of Process. 

  • If you don’t have any unsaved work click the power button icon at the bottom-right corner after you select Ctrl+Alt+Delete screen and select “Restart”. When your computer reboots, it should work well.

  • You could press Windows+L to lock your screen and go back to sign-in and then restart your PC. If Ctrl+Alt+Delete didn’t work, this may not work as well.
  • If non of the above processes happen to work out, then let's try this. A combination of windows+Ctrl+Shift+B will restart your PC’s graphics drivers, thereby restoring the activities of the Windows PC

  • If Same issue persists, then employing a force shutdown will be necessary although very wrong to initiate under normal circumstances, Long press your PC’s power button and it will shut down the PC. After that, wait for some time and then turn it on.

How To Prevent Windows PC From Freezing

Knowing that this issues do occur due to a cause may prompt you to seek for ways to avoid such occurrence in the future.

Firstly, You could run an anti-malware scan to be sure that the reason for your PC’s problems is not as a result of malware. On Windows 10, scan with Defender antivirus already built into the software and try a free Malwarebytes scan. You could also try other anti-malware tools.

Try a System Restore. On Windows 10, head to Control Panel > System and Security > System > System Protection > System Restore.

Try to free some space by clearing your recycle bin. 

Avoid Working on too many tabs at a time if your system RAM storage is low.

To remove the risk of software bugs, reinstall Windows. On Windows 10, use “Reset” to get your PC back to a new-like state, this will remove all the programs you installed. You can try installing a new Windows 10 which will not have the utilities that the PC manufacturer installed.

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