Regardless of how new your laptop is, you may still experience a frozen laptop on an occasional basis. Most laptop owners have experience with a frozen laptop. It is one of the most frustrating things to deal with when you need to get work done. What exactly causes a laptop to freeze?
Common Causes of Frozen Laptops
The number of issues that can cause a frozen laptop are many. However, there are a few that are very common and cause the most grief to laptop users. Thankfully, these common causes are also typically easy to troubleshoot.
One common cause is overheating. Anything that prevents airflow like dust build-up can cause your laptop’s temperatures to rise. Once your laptop begins to overheat, chances are it will freeze up on you causing disruption and downtime.
Another common cause of freezing is insufficient memory. RAM holds your computer’s data short-term and then uses it for the programs and functions that run on your laptop. When you do not have enough RAM, your laptop will begin having various issues such as running slower, the blue screen of death, freezing up, and more.
The last most common cause of laptop freezing is software issues. This could be any number of things and is the most difficult to troubleshoot on your own. It may require further investigation by a professional computer repair technician. A technician can determine whether it is a BIOS problem, viruses, malware, or other software bugs.
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