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Why Does My Computer Keep Freezing

If you find yourself asking, "why does my computer keep freezing up?", then you have come to the right place. A computer that is constantly crashing can be a very frustrating thing to deal with. There are many things that can cause a computer to freeze. Registry problems, Viruses, Hardware Problems, and Driver Problems are all reasons for why a computer keeps freezing.

Below is an expanded list of reasons for why a computer keeps crashing

Virus or Spyware

Another common reason for a computer that is freezing is a virus or spyware. These unwanted files or programs can really hurt the performance of your PC. A major virus is usually pretty noticable. However, it is recommended that you run a Virus and Spyware scan to see if this is the reason your computer is freezing.

Hardware Conflict

Often times, this kind of problem will happen when there's some kind of hardware or software conflict. Try to think back if you made any changes to your system just before it started crashing all the time. You may just realize and be able to fix the problem, by back-tracking any changes you made to your computer.

Faulty Ram Stick

A bad memory module is one of the most common hardware issues that could cause a computer to freeze up. If you have multiple memory modules, try running the computer with different memory modules removed to see if you can isolate the problem to a certain stick of RAM.

Driver Problems

Try to remember if you installed a new driver for one of your old components. If so, that may just be the problem. An outdated or incompatible driver may cause all kinds of problems, most of which can be fixed by installing an appropriate driver.

Bad Hard Drive

A bad hard drive is another common hardware component that makes a computer crash. Do you hear a clicking sound from your hard drive when the computer is running? This is a sign of a hard drive going bad. If your hard drive is very old, maybe it's time to think about upgrading it for a newer and bigger hard drive anyways.

Still No Answer for "Why Does My Computer Keep Freezing"?

If none of the above reasons seem to be the cause of the PC Freezing, the next best thing might be to back-up your data, re-format your hard drive, and reinstall your Operating System. This may sound like a tedious chore, but it can actually be the most time efficient solution.

Reinstalling Windows will only take a couple of hours. Also, a clean install will generally make your computer faster and more responsive, especially if it's been awhile since the last time you were working with a clean install.

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