Fix Windows 10 Computer Keeps Freezing Randomly

Abby Haines updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

Reports of computer freezing problems never stopped. Now, it is becoming increasingly severe in Windows 10. Let's see a user story: 

My Windows 10 freezes randomly and frequently, how to fix?
"After upgrade to the latest Windows 10 update, I have been experiencing random computer freezes a couple of times. Is there any tip or fix for this?"

If you search computer freezing randomly on the internet, you can see such complaints everywhere. The issue can finally result in some other terrible problems like the black or blue screen of death, computer freezing randomly, system crash or even boot disk failure if users failed to find a way to fix it in time. In view of this, here we collect some most effective methods that said to be helpful by other users.

Quick Fixes for Windows 10 Computer Freezing Randomly

See the following solutions to troubleshoot Windows 10 computer freezing randomly. 

Fix 1. Free up Disk Space on the System Disk

Low disk space on system disk will slow down PC and even cause random Windows 10 freezing issue, so first, please make sure that you have enough free disk space on C drive. If not, you can try to clean up junk files to free up some disk space using Windows 10 disk cleanup. Or trying another better solution - to extend system drive using EaseUS free partition software.

Fix 2. Disconnect All Devices

Disconnect all external USB devices even including the mouse and keyboard from the computer and then boot up to check if they are the causes of random computer freezes.  

Fix 3. Check for Faulty Hardware 

Damaged hardware is one of the factors that can trigger the computer freezing issue. But if the issue only happens in Windows 10, we can confirm that there is nothing wrong with your hardware.

Fix 4. Uninstall Incompatible Programs

Did you install any new programs before your computer freezing? If yes, it might the problem. Please try to uninstall them to see if it helps.

Fix 5. Scan with SFC to Repair Corrupt System Files

Random hangs & freezes on Windows 10 sometimes happens when system files get corrupted. To test and correct it, run a Command Prompt as administrator, in the black Command Prompt window, type: sfc /scannow. Then press Enter on your keyboard. 

Advanced Solutions to Fix Random Freezes on Windows 10 Computer

Getting tired of trying all these general methods one by one but none of them is useful? If yes, advanced solutions are offered in the next part to help. Please have a try!

Method 1. 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.

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

Method 2. Flash Your SSD

If you have Windows 10 installed on your SSD, you might experience random freezing on your computer due to older firmware. To fix it, just install the newest firmware on your SSD.

1. Open your advanced power plan settings.
2. Expand open Hard disk and Turn off hard disk after, SET TO NEVER, and click/tap on OK.

Method 3. Perform a System Restore or a Clean Install of Windows 10

If your computer still freezes frequently and randomly 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.

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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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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