How to Fix Computers Freeze After Windows 10 Creators Update

Brithny updated on Apr 04, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

How to Fix Windows 10 freezes after Creators Update

"Hi, my PC gets stuck after the Windows 10 Creators update (1703). Shortly after the Creators Update, my computer becomes completely freezing at random. This can happen anywhere from 5-45 minutes after signing in, and I have been unable to identify any red flags or 100% surefire way to cause it to occur. Once frozen, my desktop machine is completely unresponsive. Is there anybody can help me? Please advise. Thanks."

A significant amount of Windows 10 users, who have installed the Creators Update on their computers, are reporting their computers crashing at completely odd times and rebooting. To fix computers freeze after Windows 10 creators update, you can follow the solutions below.

Solution 1. Start Your Computer in Safe Mode

Sometimes, Windows update or other problems may get Windows hung up and Safe mode will help the computer to boot normally again. 

  • Hold the Power Button down for five seconds or until the computer shuts down.
  • Press the Power button again to turn it on.
  • The PD should say Windows failed to start or something along those lines.
  • Choose "Advanced Repair Options > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Start up Settings".
  • Click "Restart" and choose "Safe Mode" to enter safe mode.
  • Log in and then reboot.

Solution 2. Updating all Device Drivers to the Newest 

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

  • Click the "Start menu" and click the "Settings" tab.
  • Click "Update & security".
  • Select Windows Update in the left pane and click "Check for updates" (make sure you have an active Internet connection).

Solution 3. Turn Off Link State Power Management

  • Press "Win + R" to open the Run box.
  • Type powercfg.cpl and then hit "OK".
  • Find your power plan and then click "Change plan settings".
  • Choose "Change advanced power settings".
  • Locate the PCI Express category and then expand it, change the setting of Link State Power Management to Off.
  • Click "OK" and then "Apply".

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

If your computer still freezes frequently and randomly after Windows 10 update, 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.

IMPORTANT WARNING:

Either a system restores 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.

Tip
You'd better create the backup file on an external disk or on the cloud in case the local backup gets corrupted or destroyed.

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Todo Backup software and then choose "File Backup", "Disk/partition Backup" or "System Backup" for different backup purpose.

Step 2: Choose the system, disk partition, files or apps that you want to back up. Then select a destination where you want to store the backup file.

Step 3: Click "Proceed" to start the data backup process.

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