How to Fix Random Windows 10 Freezes
Have you noticed your computer freezing randomly after you’ve updated Windows 10? Random freeze-ups have been reported by a number of users who’ve installed the 1903 Windows 10 upgrade. In this post, we’ll help you to fix these annoying freeze-ups.
Why Does Windows 10 Freeze After an Update?
Most likely, the freeze-ups (when you can’t do anything on the computer for about 1-2 minutes, and then it magically “unfreezes”) happen because of hardware and driver incompatibility. While everything was working fine before the upgrade, the update could have triggered compatibility issues, which resulted in the problem. Let’s see how to fix it!
How to Repair Windows 10 Freeze-Ups Quickly
Fix 1: Update Device Drivers
The first thing you should do when you notice Windows freezing up is to update device drivers for your video card and connected devices. You can do it via the Device Manager:
- Press Windows + X on your keyboard and select the Device Manager
- Expand the categories and find the device you want to update
- Right-click on the driver you want to update and select Update Driver
- Select the ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ option
- Wait for Windows to find and update the driver
Alternatively, use a trusted app like DriverAgent to update all the drivers automatically in bulk.
Fix 2: Install .NET Framework 3.5 and C++ Redistributable Package
If updating device drivers didn’t help, try installing (or reinstalling) .NET Framework 3.5 and C++ redistributable package. Windows 10 and many third-party applications rely on these packages, so installing or updating them should fix the freeze-up problem.
You can download them from Microsoft’s official website:
Fix 3: Run the Memory Diagnostic Tool
Often, Windows 10 may be freezing because of problems with your PC’s RAM memory. Running the memory diagnostic tool will help you to identify problems with your RAM, so that you can fix them later.
- Type “memory” in the Windows search bar and select Windows Memory Diagnostic from the search results
- The tool will offer you to check the RAM either by restarting immediately or when you start your computer next time.
- Select the “Restart now and check for problems” option and wait for the scan to finish
- If there are any problems with memory, the diagnostic tool will display them and provide advice on how to fix them
Fix 4: Repair Corrupted System Files
If the above-mentioned fixes didn’t help to fix Windows 10 freezes, you should try scanning for and repairing corrupted system files. Click on the link below to download our recommended tool, which will detect and fix system files errors automatically.