How To Fix Windows 10 Freezing Problem

Windows 10 is one of the best versions of Windows Operating system. However, it can also face issues such as fail to response on time, or freeze on an app while you are working on it. Isn’t it irritating? If you are facing the same issues, then you have come to the right place.

In this post, we have listed some of the ways to resolve Windows 10 freezing issue.


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Increase your Virtual Memory

Virtual Memory is one of the powerful auxiliaries that supports your machine and portion of your hard drive which increase the physical memory (Random Access Memory) for your machine. In case, your machine is on low RAM at the time you are performing an action then your machine uses the virtual memory to temporarily store files. Moreover, when your computer runs out of physical memory that is the time when you encounter Windows freezing problems on your machine. Follow the below steps to increase your Virtual Memory.

Step 1: Go to the search box and type control panel, then check System. You can also press Windows key + Pause/Break to access System Settings directly on your screen.



Step 2: From the left panel of your screen, you need to click on Advanced System Settings.



Step 3: Choose ‘Advanced’ tab and select ‘Settings’ under the Performance.



Step 4. In the Performance Option windows, you need to select ‘Advanced’.

Step 5: Choose Change from the Virtual Memory section.



Step 6. Now you need to uncheck the check mark of “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”.

Step 7. Put a checkmark on Custom Size checkbox to set the Initial Size to 1000 and 8192 to Maximum Size.



Step 8. Hit ‘OK’ to save the changes.

Step 9:  Now, you need to restart your machine to find out whether the screen freezes error persists or not.


Run A Diagnostic Check


One of the most common reasons that can cause Windows 10 Freezing Problem is a faulty memory. However, you can run an inbuilt software that allows you to check its integrity. Moreover, it is straightforward to perform on your system.


Step 1: Firstly, you need to press Windows key + R to open the Run box.

Step 2: Once the Run box is opened on your screen then you need to type ‘mdsched.exe’ in the box and click on ‘Ok’.



Step 3: Now, you’ll be prompted to check immediately or you can “check for problems next time I start my computer”. Moreover, the check will run with your next startup.



Step 4: The moment your system will start up, you will notice a blue screen which shows the progress of your memory evaluation.


Note: It is always recommended to optimize your computer on a regular basis so your machine doesn’t get a freezing problem. You can use PC optimization software to maintain the condition of your computer.


Use Your Second Administrator Account to Install Updates.

Many times, due to a technical glitch and when your computer freezes a lot then it is difficult to install the update on your machine. However, you can install a new update on your computer by following the below mentioned instructions.

As new updates and upgrades fix minor bugs and other issues so after installing updates it can fix Windows 10 freezing problems.

Step 1: Turn on your machine.

Step 2: Now, you need to Sign in to your machine with a second Administrator account.

Step 3: Go to Settings.

Step 4: Choose Update & security.



Step 5: Select Windows Update.



Step 6: Hit ‘Check for update’ button and make sure your system downloads the KB2267602.

Step 7: Once you’re done, you need to reboot your machine.

Step 8: Now, again turn on your machine and sign in with your primary Administration account. Now, you will notice that your Windows 10 is not freezing anymore.


Change Your Install App Location

Step 1: Firstly, you need to access your Settings, you can press Windows key + I to access Settings directly.

Step 2: Click on ‘System’.



Step 3: Select ‘Storage’.



Step 4: Now, you need to click on “Change where new content is saved to choose the location where new apps will save to. Now you can change the location by using the drop-down option or you can use the same drive as well.



Step 5:  Hit ‘Apply’ and restart your machine



This method is not suitable for everyone as the data you have on your computer might not be able to fit on a single drive. However, if you don’t have much data in your machine then it’s worth giving a short.

So, these are some of the ways to resolve and fix Windows 10 freezing problems. If any of the above-mentioned ways didn’t work out for you then you can do the factory reset or contact your technician as something can be wrong with the machine.


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Jubin Mathai

Hi, I am Jubin Mathai a tech enthusiast, blogger, android developer and what not. People describe me as a workaholic and to an extent it's right. I love gadgets and hence I write for GadgetMiner. To know more about me follow me on the social media.

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