What Causes Windows Freeze Ups

You may experience computer freezes due to some problems which are not visible, but lead to poor performance of your computer. If you often experience unexpected computer freezes, it’s time to look for effective methods to fix windows freeze problems. Some of them include:

Step 1: Deactivate unwanted startup programs.
When you start your system, some programs are loaded during the start up process. Some of these startup programs and services are essential to keep your Windows computer operational. However, there are other programs and services that are loaded during startup due to certain software applications that you have installed on your computer. You may not require most of these programs until you actually use the application they belong to. Such programs are loaded during computer startup and needlessly run in the background. As a result, they eat up precious system resources and affect the performance of your system. If you want to get rid of these undesirable programs and prevent system freeze ups, go to the Start menu and then point to Startup. Next, delete the shortcuts of the programs which you do not want to load at Windows Startup.

Next, select Start > Run, enter msconfig, and then press Enter to display the System Configuration utility dialog box. Here, you need to clear the checkboxes on the Services and Startup tabs to disable the services and processes that you do not wish to load during windows startup. Once you have specified these settings, restart your system to implement them.

Step 2: Remove unwanted information from the registry.

The performance of your system is also affected when lots of junk information such as obsolete, empty, illogical, corrupt, and fragmented files exist in the system registry, which can hamper the processing speed of your PC. If your system’s registry contains these unwanted files and errors, it is likely to take a longer time to perform the requests sent by different programs and hardware devices. As a result, you may experience unnecessary system freezes. Therefore, in order to fix Windows freeze up problems, you must regularly perform regular registry scanning. This will also help you keep your computer free from unwanted digital debris. You can clean your windows registry by using a good registry cleaner tool, which also helps you perform various registry maintenance tasks, such as scanning and removing unwanted registry entries, repairing invalid and error entries, making a backup of the registry, and defragging the fragmented and large registry files.

Step 3: Scan for malware programs.

There are many malware programs, including viruses and spyware, which start occupying your hard disk by infecting various files and programs. Your computer’s performance may be severely affected due to such malicious programs. If you want to fix and prevent this problem, you must run a complete system scan by using an updated antivirus and antispyware tool and eliminate such infections.

Note: I is recommended that your perform antivirus and antispyware scans in Safe mode. To start your system in Safe mode, reboot your system, press F8 and then select Safe Mode from listed options.

Step 4: Clean up and defrag the hard disk

Your system’s hard disk keeps filling up with unwanted programs, files, and folders, which consume a lot of space on the hard disk, and unnecessarily clutter your system.  If there is excessive information stored on your system’s disk, it may not be possible to add new files in adjoining locations. As a result, the new files are fragmented and stored in whatever space is available on the hard disk. This cluttering and file fragmentation slows down the data access speed.

If you want to prevent system freezes and fix the system freeze problems, you must use the Disk Cleanup tool. This tool will help you remove unwanted files and programs from your PC. After using this tool, you can use the Disk Defragmenter tool to merge the broken files, enhance your data access speed, and also improve the performance of your Windows PC.