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Stop Computer Crashes
So your computer keeps crashing on you, and it's driving you crazy? I completely understand how you feel since this kind of trouble can seriously damage both your productivity and your patience. This article will show you some strategies that you can follow to get around this problem.
What may be causing frequent computer crashes:
1) Corrupt Registry Entries can be one reason a computer crashes. Fixing Registry Errors can help to stop computer crashes and freezes.
2) Usually, this kind of problem will happen when there's some kind of hardware or software conflict. Try to think back if you made any changes to your system just before it started crashing all the time. You may just realize what the problem is, by back-tracking any changes you made to your computer.
3) If your computer started crashing after you added a RAM stick or a new piece of hardware, it's probably a driver conflict or a faulty component. So, the first thing you should try doing is installing the latest drivers for this piece of hardware.
4) If you haven't installed new hardware recently, try to remember if you installed a new driver for one of your old components. If so, that may just be the problem. An outdated or incompatible driver may cause all kinds of problems, most of which can be fixed by installing an appropriate driver.
5) A bad hard drive is probably the hardware component that's most likely to make the computer crash often. If your hard drive is very old, maybe it's time to think about upgrading it for a newer and bigger hard drive?
If none of these methods seem to work, the best thing to do is probably backing up your data, re-formatting your hard drive and reinstalling your Operating System. This may sound like a tedious chore, but it can actually be the most time efficient solution.
Reinstalling Windows will only take a couple of hours, and it will generally make your computer generally faster and more responsive, especially if it's been more than 6 months since the last time you formatted your system.
Conversely, fiddling around with your system settings trying to figure out how to stop computer crashes can take several hours of trial and error, and if you keep failing at each attempt you make, it will most likely make you very angry. As such, there's a point when you should consider your priorities and see whether it's more efficient to try to bandage your faulty operating system or just take the time to make a fresh install.
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