Windows 10 is a fantastic operating system, but it may still be prone to some problems. We’ve put together the most common solutions to help solve blocking and blocking problems in Microsoft’s flagship operating system.
Windows 10 may not be reliable when it comes to stability and performance. Although it brings a lot of features to make our lives easier, it is known to hang, freeze, turn off, the blue screen and generally misbehaves. We will show you some tips to help the stability of your system and solve any problem along the way.
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How to fix the freezing problem on Windows 10
Check for Windows updates
The first thing you need to make sure is that you are running the latest version of Windows. You can check if you have pending updates by doing the following:
- Press the Start button in the lower left and type ‘Windows Update’ in the search bar.
- Open the Windows update tool when it appears in the search results, and there you can see if you have the latest update.
- If you have an update available, be sure to download and install it.
Delete your temporary files
The folder of temporary files has the reputation of being very complete, very quickly. It is something that should be cleaned regularly, so we will check it below, as it can affect the performance of Windows:
- Press the Windows + R key, and type ‘Temp’ in the search box that appears.
- This will open the temporary folder and show you all the files inside.
- Press Ctrl + A. This will select all the files in the folder.
- Press the delete key to delete them all.
Running a memory control
Defective memory is one of the most common causes of freezing of the computer and, fortunately, Windows has incorporated software to verify its integrity and is easy to execute:
- Press and hold the Windows key again and press R.
- In the window that opens, type ‘mdsched.exe’ in the box and press Enter.
- You will be given the option to verify immediately (which will restart your computer) or you can wait until you restart your computer naturally, and the verification will be executed at your next start-up.
- When your machine turns on again, you will see a blue screen (not the lousy type!) That will show you the progress of your memory evaluation.
Adjusting your virtual memory
Virtual memory is mostly an extension of your computer’s physical memory and is part of the RAM and part of your hard drive. If your computer runs out of RAM when you try to act, Windows will use this virtual memory to store files temporarily.
We can adjust the amount of resources that virtual memory accesses by accessing the advanced options within your system, and you will find your way to that by doing the following:
- Go to your Control Panel> System and Security> System and then Advanced Settings.
- In the Performance panel, click Settings and then go to the Advanced tab.
- At the bottom of the panel, you will see information about virtual memory. Press the Change button, and in the window that appears, uncheck the checkbox at the top.
- Select your unit and then check ‘Custom size.’
- You will see that the current size of your virtual memory is at the bottom, so increase it by 50% or 100% in the custom field and then press “Set.”
- Press OK
Run a disk check
Another common problem is to find errors inside your disk, and if you have not defragmented them or checked them by mistake in a while, that could be the cause of their blocking:
- Open your Windows Explorer, right click on your primary disk (probably your C drive) and press properties.
- Go to the Tools tab, and under the error checking panel, click “Check now …”.
- A window will appear.
- Hit Start to start the process.
Now he has covered most of his bases and cleaned up his system to a point where his freezing problems should be resolved. If they persist, then there may be something more seriously wrong with your machine.