Why is your computer freezing?

Why is your computer freezing?

Just like any other man made machine, computers are bound to malfunction at some point. One of the common malfunctions of the computer is freezing. Freezing (or hanging) occurs when you issue an instruction to the computer and nothing happens. In some cases, when you attempt to move the mouse it doesn’t scroll on the screen. If you have experienced this before or you are currently experiencing it, then one of the following has occurred:

RAM and Hard disk space: Lack of regular maintenance of the computer is what leads to computer freezing and crashing. If the computer is overloaded with information, then there is a high chance that it might freeze. Computer technicians have found out that the RAM should have at least 25% free memory left. This also applies to the hard disk space. If this is not so, very little work can be done as the computer would be extremely slow in processing your information. It is also necessary to perform defragmenting of the hard disk to utilize as much space as possible.

Installing new hardware: It is possible to follow the events that led to the freezing of the computer. If you happened to install new hardware and the computer began freezing then it clearly indicates that the hardware was not properly installed or it is not compatible with your computer. To solve this problem, one may uninstall the suspected hardware and reboot the PC. There is some hardware that needs drivers. It could be possible that you have to install the drivers after installing the hardware. It may or may not work but it will reduce the chances of computer screen freezes.

Installing new software: Just as in the case above, the same situation applies here. There is some software that is really large and takes quite a lot of disk space. If the PC started freezing immediately after installing new software, then it means it is the software that is slowing the system down. One may opt to uninstall it.

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