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How to Fix Freezing Windows 10

Arsen Karapetyan

How to Fix a Windows 10 Freezing Problem!

There are many reasons why your Windows 10 computer may freeze. This can be the result of various hardware issues, or a problem with the operating system itself. Whatever the root cause for your issue is, there are a few troubleshooting steps that you should go through before giving up on your PC and calling it quits. The below guide will walk you through what to do if you're encountering an unsolvable freezing or lengthy startup issue in Windows 10.

Step 1: Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - To diagnose an issue of unexpected system shutdown and memory corruption we will execute a diagnostic tool called "Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool". Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool can help system administrators and advanced users determine whether a computer has hidden physical memory corruption.

To begin, open 'Run' by pressing Windows Key + R combo. In the Open: field, type in "msconfig" (without quotes) to open system configuration window. Under Services tab look for "Windows Memory Diagnostic Service" and double click on it. Make sure that this service is set to Automatic and started , if it's not running yet then click Start . Click Apply to save changes.

Now to run this diagnostic tool press "Windows Key + R" in combination again and type in "mdsched.exe" (without quotes).

Step 2: Start Windows Task Manager - When the above step didn't fix your computer freezing issue, move on to the next step. Press "Windows Key + R" again in combination and type in "taskmgr.exe" (without quotes) to bring up "Task Manager." Click on the 'Processes' tab and look for something named 'sppsvc.' Right click on it and choose 'End Process.' Find 'Microsoft' icon on your taskbar and left click on it. Select change startup type as "Normal" or Enabled if you want to start it every time Windows starts up or just Disabled otherwise.

Step 3: Update your graphics card driver - To fix windows 10 freezing issue due to computer hardware issues, update the graphics card's driver. This will make sure that your graphics card is updated to the most current version and prevent system shutdowns or lockups. To update your graphics card drivers, first open "Device Manager" by pressing Windows Key + X combo and choosing Device Manager from the Power User Menu. Expand the "Display adapters" category then right click on your graphics card's entry and click "Update Driver Software." Choose "Search automatically for updated driver software." Windows will find all drivers available online for you, select the driver from a list of manufacturers it finds online. Click Next.