|My PC Freezes why? or some just say it
runs too slow now or sometimes?
Freeze may just be the CPU is 99% loaded up and only 1% remains and is so slow it seems dead, If the Task manager runs on command, the PC is not really dead frozen. (just super slow)
There are only 3 failure modes, Bad Hardware (over overheated) Bad Software (or infected) and slow Browers (IE11 sucks) or you internet is slow.
Some folks with wireless keyboard/mouse, claim the PC is forzen and only the silly batteries are dead in both. (some keyboards, do the link for the mouse so if keyboard battery dies so does the mouse (bluetooth issues)
If only WiFI is slow use wired ethernet , even for test. (no need to guess why wifi sucks it does!)
This topic is not the internet slow
The first thing to prove (means testing) is to prove is it hardware or software.
We do tests to find out which is bad first hardware or software and is super easy to do.
The first step is to make sure you are using at least a real WIRED USB keyboard, not wireless blue tooth keyboards. (for at least all testing)
99% of the time it is SOFTWARE caused most times from infections or loading infected APP.'s (means software applications of any kind or drivers from BAD GUYS, endless not form microsoft of from your OEM PC maker)
Is the room you are in over 96ºF then all PCs made overheat (that you can afford) due to Intel Inside, all Intel CPU and AMD shut down overheated (a hardware feature that can NOT BE TURNED OFF)
Any time PC freezes, I run HWinfo32.exe free and see if the CPU is overneating 50C par, 90C or near vary bad, if bad stop and fix this now even hearing fans speed up , check the 2 processor here. (do sensor only mode )
Learn now that all modern new, GPU cards the new PGU chips do just like Intel does, slows down too hot then shuts off. (saving its own bacon)
If the PC if full of lint or dead fans it will overheat. (we clean it first)
First prove hardware is not bad.
To prove these facts, " is software caused" is easy: ?
See that startup tab below,? , open that and disable all things inside, not marked windows. (if cured now" dah freeze", enable them back one by one until the culprit is found)
(speaking of which in the startup tab below turn off all those nasty update engines, like Adobe and Google and well lots)
PCs cans simply freeze doing any update, the fact is you need to find out who is updating, Windows or Adobe junk or any other junk in th startup box. (processes will tell you that, who is doing the overload)
If Microsoft is doing W10 updates? this may kill your PC dead (radomly) then , diskconnect the internet from your PC, (eithernet or wifi , in air plane mode) if PC runs perfect, learn to control the insane windows updates.
CPU load is 8% here, at idle , 1 to 5% is typical, with no browsers open and PC not doing updates. 99% is wrong, if stalls there,
If you see a process jump real high and not expected by you, then that is wrong. (sure running a huge game can slow the PC here)
If the below stalls when freeze happens (this below is scan loop and must not stall) if does stall, that means the CPU is overloaded, or overheating, or if disk I/O goes nuts?
This page here is super important to check.
Best if you think wifi is slowing the PC (bad drivers) connect the Ethernet cable up. That is what I have below.
Click settings then click update , if updates are running now (loading) sure the PC will be busy, I delay mine. (using Group Policy editor)
See mine is stalled on purpose; that way PC does not freeze
I have Windoz trained to let me delay updates, for days or longer, for sure my PC never updates, just because Gill Bates wants to. Windows PRO allows me that feature. (no forced restarts !)
HOW TO PROVE HARDWARE IS BAD:
Steps I take: USB keyboard no wireless keyboards allowed for testing !!!
To prove not overheating do this. (before the freeze or freeze expected soon)
Run this app HWINFO32.exe free, then see why CPU or GPU is overheating, all PCs slow down or stall overheated, every one does. GPU-z is also a good tool to watch GPU temps.
Freeze caused by Sleep /hiberate or hibridpleep mode?. (easy to test)
The in the run box, PresentationSettings.exe and check the top box. (microsoft keeps moving this, and on laptops you use Windows Mobility Center typed in same run box)
or at microsoft.com find how to enable KIOSK mode.
or by hand do this seen below:
In control panel click Power Options then create power plan , HIGH performance, never, never and create. and name it nosleep are as you like.
These are the bits to flip. (if only to test the PC or you like it like this , your call)
Some sleep modes are very slow to recover, and if drivers in the PC are wrong, not from OEM maker of PC , do not expect Sleep modes to work at all, or even hang, stall or get stuck in sleep modes.
Or let your PC shop do this, they will, so why not let them?
version 3. 07-1-2019