A frozen laptop can be very frustrating, but with a little patience and knowing what to do you can severely cut down on your stress in the situation and fix the problem. Try below:
- Disconnect the laptop power cord
- Remove the battery from the laptop
- Wait a short while (10 seconds)
- Replace the Laptop battery into the unit
- Reconnect the Laptop Power cord
- Turn the Laptop on
This can solve the problem but if this problem persists, below can be the causes of laptop freeze…
- Age of the laptop: f your laptop age is 2-3 years then it might be the cause laptop freeze due to some hardware issue… Might be RAM, hard disk, processor is troubling. Get it checked from the professionals. Changing the components will help.
- Overheating: If you have a laptop that is a few years old and has been through maximum uses, there is a good chance that it may be experiencing overheating problems. If your laptop is freezing after 20 to 30 minutes after turning it on, it could very well be related to overheating. Take a moment to locate the ventilator where the fan blow air out of your laptop and put your hand in front of it to see if there is any kind of air at all coming out. You may also find that there is a good amount of dust builds up on this ventilator.
One sure way to pin point overheating as the reason your laptop keeps freezing, is to boot your computer and enter the system setup. This can be done usually by hitting F2 or delete. Once you have entered the System Setup, just let your laptop sit there and run. If it finally freezes up, then laptop has overheating issue.
The computer is then need to be thoroughly cleaned by professionals.
- OS files: The corrupted operating system files could also be the reason your laptop keeps freezing. If you laptop is blue-screening on you, or if it is locking up hard but not rebooting, then you most likely have an OS issue. Window repair need to be done. It can easily be handled by professionals.
- Hardware drivers : All of the major brands such as HP, Dell, Acer and Sony all have drivers made or designed specifically for their laptops. Not having these specific drivers installed could be a reason why your laptop keeps freezing. Specially your video card driver. So if you have a branded laptop, then visit their website and download the latest video driver they have for your specific model. It may sometimes be a few years old, but it is recommended that you continue to use it because if there was a change that needed to be made to the driver, then they would have updated it. Use Driver scanner.
- Cluttered registry : Every time you install a new application or download a cool new game, there are entries made into your laptops registry. even after you uninstall it more than likely there will still be several registry entries left in your computer. Over time, these tend to build up and can cause things like laptop freezes, weird errors or just slow your laptop down. Use any registry cleaner.