Fixed: Windows 10 Freezes When Playing Games

Brithny updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

Random Freezes While Playing Games on Windows 10 

"I have recently upgraded Windows 10 from 32 bit to 64 bit and now my games are randomly locking up on me. The game freezes, with the sound looped (very short sample, so it just sounds like buzzing), and sometimes resumes after a second or two, other times stays locked up. The same happens with several different games, and not in particularly performance-heavy spots. I really hope someone here can help me with some ideas. Thank you very much in advance!!"

Solutions to Fix Computer Freezing When Playing Games:

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Cleanup Temp Files and Junk Files
Run System File Checker and Fix the Freezing Computer
Updating all Device Drivers to the Newest
Perform a System Restore or a Clean Install of Windows

How to Fix Windows 10 Computer Freezes When Playing Games

Unfortunately, the freezes occur almost randomly and without much useful feedback. This is not only frustrating but also makes it a lot harder to troubleshoot.

But the good news is, it can be fixed. This post provides you with four useful solutions to solve the freezing computer when playing games. 

Solution 1. Cleanup Temp Files and Junk Files

To remove and clear useless junk files or big files, you can refer to professional file cleaner software for help. 
If you need a simple guide, you can directly refer to clean up junk files for help. 

Solution 2. Run System File Checker and Fix the Freezing Computer

Step 1. Right-click the "Start" button and select "Command Prompt (Admin)".

Step 2. Type sfc /scannow into the Command Prompt window and press "Enter" to run a full system scan.

Leave the Command Prompt to run – this may take between 5-10 minutes. After the process is finished at 100%, if everything goes well, you would get the message 'Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.' If you see a message 'Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them', it tells you that you have successfully repaired missing or corrupted system files in Windows 10 with SFC.

Solution 3. Updating all Device Drivers to the Newest 

According to users, random computer freezing while playing games usually appears after Windows 10 update. And the reason might be incompatibility of hardware and drivers. To correct it, just update all device drivers.

Step 1. Click the "Start" menu and click the "Settings" tab.

Step 2. Click "Update & security".

Step 3. Select "Windows Update" in the left pane and click "Check for updates" (make sure you have an active Internet connection).

Solution 4. Perform a System Restore or a Clean Install of Windows 10

If your computer still freezes frequently and randomly when you are playing games or doing something else on Windows 10, you may try to either perform a system restore to roll back to the previous version or do a clean install of Windows 10 to find a fix.

Notice:
Either a system recovery or a clean install of Windows 10 will erase all the data you have created on your PC. To avoid this issue, please back up your data in advance. Here, EaseUS free backup software is available for download to help. Here, if your PC freezes and cannot boot properly, click to learn how to backup data without booting into Windows.

Download and install EaseUS free backup software, then follow the steps below to back up your computer.

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo Backup and select "File Backup".

You may have a large amount of vital data to be protected as time goes on, such as documents, pictures, music, and videos, etc. It is always a good habit to have a backup on a regular basis. File Backup is one of the best choices for you to get over unexpected data loss.

click file backup to back up files

Step 2. Select the files that you want to back up.

select the file type to back up

Step 3. Select a destination to save your backup of the selected files.

You'd better create the backup file in some other storage media or in some other drive. If not, there may be a risk of the backup file getting corrupted or destroyed.

select the destination to save your backups

Advanced backup settings are useful when you want to create a flexible and automatic backup plan. 

information about advanced settings

The schedule is to create an automatic backup plan.

what is schedule backup

Backup options are to edit the advanced parameters. 

backup options

Image-reserve strategy is to reserve the limited image as per image retention rule.

image-reserve strategy

Advanced backup settings are for reference only but not a prerequisite for backup.

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to execute your operation.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

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