How To Repair A Computer Crash Or Freeze

Fix Computer Crash

computer crash computer freezeThe key to fixing a computer crash is understanding which utilities will prove most useful for analyzing and repairing the fault. In this article I’ll detail some of the key tools I use for regular PC maintenance of this type.

Always begin by looking at hardware issues since ignoring these faults could lead to more data loss. Begin with opening the Device Manager and checking all your peripherals and hardware are okay. It will highlight if your PC keeps crashing due to conflicts are device driver issues. The program has its own suggestion utility for different options you can try out to rectify the issue.

Next, you also have to see if there are specific hardware issues with the CPU, fans or hard drive. The BIOS menu is probably the best tool for doing this (available as Windows starts up) and details diagnostic information about temperatures, speeds, etc. Overheating will cause a computer crash if the CPU and disk drive exceed their recommended manufacturer settings. By doing manual checks of the heat sink/fan blades for signs of damage, check the air vents are not being blocked and clear out all dust inside the computer.

The problem may also lie with your computer hard drive. It may simply be that the PC keeps crashing as OS programs are being stored onto bad sectors of the disk. Run Windows Error Checking utility (under the properties/tools tab for each specific partition) to attempt bad sector repairs.

Finally, most computer crash issues can be traced back to problems with your registry. Faults can occur due to hardware, spyware, malware, application installations, hardware removals, etc. Start by running an antivirus scan to see if that can rectify any virus damaged made being cost. Next, run a registry cleaner if you have one. Finally, using System Restore (accessories/system tools) can provide a last resort option for rolling back all changes to registry settings.