This has to be one of the most frustrating computer issues we face! To make things worse, it usually happens at the most inconvenient time. Don’t fret. There are some simple, practical steps to get your computer working again.
Why does my computer keep freezing?
Your computer isn’t frozen, but it seems to be slowing down for some reason. The causes of this problem vary from computer to computer.
Sometimes, it could be a software bug or a hardware fault. The good news is that most computer problems can be fixed easily with little or no cost, assuming you know where to look for the problem and what to do.
Finding the Problem
Now that we know what to look for let’s start. First, check your system for bad storage drives, viruses, spyware, and other malware. After you’ve done that, follow these simple steps to fix your computer and bring it back to life:
Back Up Your Hard Drive
Always back up your data before any disaster happens. In the long run, it can save you hundreds of dollars in repairs, depending on what sort of computer you have.
If you have automatic backup software installed, your computer will back itself up automatically whenever you restart it.
However, you can also back up your data manually by following these steps:
- First, download free software from the internet or use third-party software.
- Install your backup software and make a copy of your data in the cloud.
- Close your computer and turn it off. Make sure that you shut down without saving your settings.
- Plug your computer back in and hold down the power button until your computer starts booting up again.
- Wait for your computer to restart and for the software to be installed.
Restart Your Computer and Start Saving Data
After your computer has restarted, you’re almost there. Now restart it and, with your mouse and keyboard (if you’re using a PC), start saving all your files in a safe place.
Restore Your Computer
Now, you should be good to go! You don’t have to redo the steps above as all the data has been backed up in the cloud, and your computer is back to normal! Now, reboot your computer, and your data will be saved again!
Install Anti-malware tool.
These days, computer viruses are pretty much everywhere. As a result, we’re constantly seeing disturbing posts online from people who say their computers were infected by a virus or malware that was invisible to them.
Usually, people only find out that they were infected because they reboot their computers and discover their computer is crippled.
Fortunately, your computer can be protected against malware and other common computer problems by installing anti-malware software. You can download this application from the company’s website. It will take a while to download.
Update Your Software and Drivers
This is one of the most important things to do if you want to keep your computer working correctly. Even the best anti-malware software will stop working without new software updates. If you’re not running the latest versions of your operating system or your core software, your computer will go out of date quickly and will have a higher chance of crashing.
You need to update your anti-malware software regularly, as this software is essential for keeping your computer safe. However, make sure that you go through the process on your own to ensure that the updates are legitimate and give you the benefits you are looking for.