Why do computers freeze?

Some reasons why your computer freezes include:

  1. Running too many programs at once. (Out of RAM)
  2. Errors in your windows registry.
  3. Driver or codec problems.
  4. Buggy CPU or system BIOS.
  5. Bad RAM.

To fix a frozen computer you can either:

  • Be patient - wait a few minutes to see if it will unfreeze.
  • Restart the computer.

If the problems persist then try these:

  • Replace various system drivers.
  • Reinstall any codec packs used.
  • Use System File Checker to scan for corrupted files.
  • Try new or additional RAM.
  • See if there is a new version of BIOS (firmware) for your motherboard.