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Steps to fix Freezes and Crashes PC

Experiencing frequent freezes or crashes while running, updating, or shutting down your Windows desktop? There are several reasons for this issue; outdated drivers, malware infection, low memory space, overheating of the system, hard drive issues, obsolete software, outdated updates, running multiple or unnecessary programs, etc. The necessary solutions to fix Freezes and Crashes PC issues are explained in detail below.

Freezes and Crashes PC

Solution 1:

  1. On your Windows, click the Windows icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  2. Select the Power Options option from the pop-up menu.
  3. Next, click the Additional power settings option at the right-side panel.
  4. In the Power Options window, click the Choose what the power buttons do link.
  5. Select the Change settings that are currently unavailable option and go to the Shutdown settings section.
  6. Uncheck the Turn on fast startup (recommended) checkbox.
  7. Also, deselect the Sleep checkbox.
  8. Click the Save changes button and select the Change plan settings option.
  9. Click the Change advanced power settings link to open the Power Options window. 
  10. Select the High Performance [Active] option from the drop-down menu.
  11. Expand the Intel(R) Graphics Settings option followed by Intel(R) Graphics Power Plan.
  12. Choose Balanced on both On battery and Plugged in drop-down menus.  
  13. Check whether you have turned off the On battery and Plugged in options under the PCI Express menu.
  14. Click the OK button and close the Power Options window.
  15. Now, your PC will be free from freezes and crashes. Still, Freezes and Crashes PC issue persists try another method.

Solution 2:

  1. Go to the Windows Control Panel and click the Apps button.
  2. Under Apps, choose the recently installed apps that cause system failures.
  3. Select the apps one by one and click the Uninstall button.
  4. If necessary, you can reinstall them in the future.

Solution 3:

  1. Open the Run dialogue box by pressing the Windows + R shortcut keys.
  2. Enter “%temp%” and press the Enter button.
  3. If the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box pops-up, click the Continue button.
  4. Delete all the files located in the Temp folder.
  5. Next, open the Run dialogue box and enter “prefetch” in the text field.
  6. Hit the Enter key to open the Prefetch folder.
  7. Delete all the files located in the Prefetch folder.
  8. Next, restart your PC and check if the problem is resolved.
  9. If the Freezes and Crashes PC problem persists, update your Windows to the latest version.