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Troubleshooting frozen screens – Windows 10

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 but realized that your PC has started freezing more? Here are some tips to help prevent this: windows10-logo

  1. Uninstall Incompatible Programs – check the programs you have installed and see if they really are compatible with Windows 10 
  2. Update Drivers and BIOS – 
  3. Adjust Paging Files – problems could occur when you are trying to move large files. You can check the paging file by going to Control Panel < System < Advanced System Settings < Advanced tab < Settings < Advanced tab < Change (under Virtual Memory)
  4. Disconnect all Devices – Windows 10 may not be the problem but some external device could be 
  5. Check for Faulty Hardware – if this is the case, you will need to perform a hardware test 
  6. Disable Overclocking – machines with high end CPUS might be causing windows to freeze. It is best to turn off any CPU adjustments and make sure everything is set to the default setting
  7. Power Settings – Change plan settings < Change advanced power settings < PCI Express < Link State Power Management < Make sure it is Off
  8. Clean Install Windows 10 – backup data and do a clean of Windows 10 

Sources: http://www.online-tech-tips.com/windows-10/troubleshoot-windows-10-freezing-locking-randomly/

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