Why Do Computers Freeze?

Computer screen freezes occur for a few different reasons- such as too many processes at once and missing or corrupt information.
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Written by Staff Writer • Posted on Feb 13, 2013

It’s frustrating when you’re trying to get things done, and then your computer stops working. No matter how many times you click a button, it just doesn’t seem to respond. It’s the first sign that your computer is outdated and you need a new one right?

Wrong, that is not what it means, at least not yet. Just as every athlete reaches a breaking point, every computer has a limit to how much it can do considering its current condition.

Too Heavy a Load

What happens when you push an athlete to his maximum performance level, and then ask him to do it again, but this time while eating a banana, singing a song, posting a status on Facebook, and watching an episode of Prison Break on Netflix? How long do you think he’s going to be able to handle that? He’ll have to give out at some point.

Sometimes, your computer freezes because you’re trying to do too much all at once. Your computer is greatly limited by the amount of RAM it holds. This determines how well it can handle multiple tasks, and how heavy those tasks can be. Luckily you can improve your computer’s RAM by purchasing more and installing it yourself. Be sure to research the right kind that your computer would need before you try it out though.

Too Many Scrapes and Bruises

An injured athlete cannot perform at her best. She can try to run a 4 minute mile on a broken ankle, but she won’t make it very far. She isn’t at full health and therefore her body won’t work the way it was designed to.

Computers get little scrapes and bruises in the form of deleted programs, unresolved processes, and missing applications. You can fix those registries with a scan.

You can also use Windows disk defragmenter, and disc clean-up to help out in these endeavors.

Wrapping up

Avoid giving your computer too much to work with and repair its scrapes and bruises to get your computer back to normal. Computer freezes can be fixed without requiring the purchase of a new computer.