How to Fix Windows 10 Freezes Randomly

May 2, 2020

Windows 10 Freezes Randomly is an error which causes the computer to become unresponsive to any user actions and commands like opening a file, operating a keyboard, using a mouse and so on. According to many users, this error came to the surface when they upgraded to windows 10.

Computer Freezing is a situation where your system gets stuck for a couple of minutes and doesn’t respond to any operations. Usually, this leads to degrading your system performance and results in hanging the PC. ‘

Windows 10 is running hundreds of services in the background and sometimes any service starts using more CPU power. In this condition, our PC gets stuck and we cannot operate it. Sometimes it freezes our Windows 10 System completely. We cannot handle Windows Services but we can stop unnecessary services at Windows Startup so that they don’t consume CPU power. Here is a complete guide on how to access Windows Services and manage them.

How to Fix Windows 10 Freezes

The following are some of the major reasons for Windows 10 Freezes randomly error.

  1. Overheating
  2. Corrupted Drivers
  3. Software errors
  4. Virus Infections
  5. Memory Conflict
  6. Too Many Programs at Startup
  7. Missing DLL

One of the best ways to solve this issue update all the available drivers. Yes, you can manually download all the drivers or use any 3rd party driver download software for Windows 10.

TIP 1: Unplug or Disconnect All Devices

  • Check whether the random computer freeze problem is caused by the USB devices.
  • To do so, unplug all external USB devices. Also, Disconnect keyboard and mouse from the system and restart it.

TIP 2: Uninstall an incompatible program

  • If you find this problem after installing some new software or program, then uninstalling it can mostly solve the problem.

TIP 3: Reduce Disk Space

  • Make sure that the C drive in your computer has enough space. If in case, it is full then try to remove some unnecessary junk files.

solution 1: Update All Device Drivers

Incompatible Device drivers are the major reason for windows 10 freezing randomly. Follow the below instructions to update them.

Step 1: Go to Start menu, and open settings.

Step 2: Open Update and security option.

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Step 3: The below windows appears, choose the Windows update option and check for available updates.

Solution 2: Change Power Plan Options

step 1: Go to Start menu, and Open Power Options.

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step 2: Besides the Balanced Power plan option, Click on the Change plan settings.

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step 3: Then the following window will appear, choose “Change advanced power settings” option.

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Step 4: Go to Hard disk -> Turn off Hard disk after –> change both options to never. Click Apply and then hit OK.

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Solution 3: Run Memory Check

Step 1: Open Run command (press windows key+ r at the same time ). Type mdsched.exe and hit ok

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Step 2: The following window appears, choose the first option to check for problems immediately or else go with the second option if you want to check later.

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Step 3: If you clicked the first option, then windows will restart, and the following page will appear which contains the progress of the check.

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Step 4: If there are no error messages, then the problem might be caused by some other reason. So try the below-mentioned solutions also.

Solution 4: Change Paging Size of Virtual Memory

This is the best solution and resolves your problem. To do so, follow the steps.

Step 1: Go to start search bar and type “advanced system settings.”

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Step 2: Then the system properties window appears (like below). In the Advanced Tab, under the Performance section, click Settings.

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Step 3: Now, the Performance Options window appears, in the advanced tab, go to the Virtual memory section and select change.

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Step 4: Make sure that the option “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” is Unticked.

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Step 5: Now, you need to select the drive in which you installed windows. After that enter values in the initial size and maximum size option and click “OK”.

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The two given examples are the values for the maximum size.

Example 1: If your Ram is 4GB(4096 MB) then 4096*1.5 = 6144
Example 2: If your Ram is 8GB(8192 MB) then 8192*1.5 = 12288

Step 6: Open run Command and Type “temp”, and hit ok.

Step 7: Delete all the files in the Temp Folder by selecting them.

Solution 5: By Checking Drive

Step 1: Go to Start menu, type File Explorer and open it.

File Explorer
Step 2: Now, Click “This PC” from the left pane.

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Step 3: Choose the drive (for example Drive D or E or any drive you want to perform the check), after choosing to right-click that drive and select properties.

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Step 4: Then, Find the tools tab and click the option “check”.

Checking drive
Step 5: If there is no problem with the hard-disk you will see the below shown window. Still, if you want to make sure you can scan the drive by clicking the option above.

Scan drive

Solution 6: Repair Corrupt System Files

Corrupt system files are one of the major reason to cause this problem. To repair it perform the following steps:

Step 1: Open command prompt in Administrator mode.

Command Prompt (Admin)

Step 2: Type the following command and hit enter.

command: sfc /scannow

sfc /scannow

Solution 7: Turn off Location Services

Step 1: Open settings app from the Start search.

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Step 2: Click on the privacy option.

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Step 3: Find the Location option in the left pane, and click it.

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Step 4: After that, Turn off the location option.

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That’s all! I hope this article helped you in fixing the issue.


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