Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 freezes randomly after Install October 2018 update 1809

Did you notice computer freezes randomly after windows 10 1809 upgrade? There is no errors but System just frozen, most of the time move the mouse, but not click on anything. You are not alone, a number of users report Windows 10 freezes randomly, for about a minute or two can’t do anything on Windows 10 PC.

After Windows 10 1809 upgrade laptop started freezing at any unpredicted moment of time and with every such freeze it requires a restart (mouse and keyboard stop working).




The issues Windows 10 not responding, freezes mostly encountered because of incompatibility of hardware and drivers. The installed Device driver is not compatible with current Windows 10 version. (Especially installed Graphics driver) Again sometimes incorrect virtual memory setup, virus malware infection, System file corruption also cause random hangs & freezes on Windows 10. If you are struggling from this problem, here 5 effective solutions help to optimize system performance, Speedup Windows 10.

Fix windows 10 freezes not responding

  1. Make sure to disconnect all USB extension or connected devices to your PC
  2. Press Windows Key + R Type Temp and press Enter. Press Control + A, right-click, then delete all the files in the folder.
  3. Sometimes Antivirus running backend cause system freezes, Temporarily Disable or uninstall Antivirus software.
  4. Perform Windows 10 clean boot, and check if the system running normally then any third party service confliction cause system freezes, not responding.

Disable programs in the background

  • Open windows settings ( windows + I )
  • Click on Privacy then select Background apps
  • Here toggle off the button “Let apps run in background” As show image below.

Disable programs in the background

Install .NET Framework 3.5 and C++ Redistributable Package

After upgrade to Windows 10 if your computer keeps freezing and not responding This issues can be fixed by installing various C++ Redistributable Packages and .NET Framework 3.5. Windows 10 and many of third-party applications rely on these components, therefore be sure to download them from the links below.

Scan And Repair Corrupted System update files

If you notice windows 10 started freezing and not responding after install October 2018 Update there is chance system files get corrupted, missing while upgrade process. Run system file checker utility that scan and restore missing system files from %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.




  • Type cmd on start menu search,
  • Right click on command prompt select run as administrator.
  • Now type command sfc /scannow and press enter key.
  • This will start scanning windows for missing corrupted files,
  • If found any the sfc utility automatically restore them from a compressed folder located %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.
  • Wait until 100% complete the scanning process, and restart windows to take effect the changes.

Run System file checker Utility

Note: if sfc scan results “windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them” Run DISM command (Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth) that repair system image and allow SFC to do its job.

Update Display driver

As discussed before the incompatible device driver, especially graphics driver mostly cause this problem. We recommend check and update or reinstall outdated device drivers.

  • Press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc and ok to open device manager.
  • This will display all installed device driver list.
  • Look for if any driver listed with yellow tingle mark
  • Right click on it and select update driver.
  • Expand Display driver, right click graphics driver and select update driver.
  • Select “Search automatically for updated driver software” and let it finish the process.
  • Or visit device manufacturers website, Download the latest drivers for your PC and install them.
  • Restart your PC and check there is no problem, System running smoothly.



Adjust Virtual memory

Hold down your Windows Key and press Pause (Break) to open System properties window,

  • Select Advanced System Settings.
  • Choose the Advanced tab, Click Settings underneath Performance.
  • Under, performance options move to Advanced and then Change.
  • Uncheck the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives box.
  • Select (C:). Click Custom Size.
  • In Initial Size, use the number that is labeled as Recommended in the box below.
  • In Maximum Size, type (a number that cannot be determined without your RAM/Memory. Please provide that).

Don’t set this value too high. It should be about 1.5 times the size of your physical RAM. e.g. A PC with 4 GB (4096 MB) of RAM should have no more than about 6,144 MB virtual memory (4096 MB x 1.5).

Adjust your virtual memory settings

  • Press Set, then OK. Restart windows to take effect the changes.

Run Windows Memory Diagnostic

  • Type memory in the Windows search bar and select Windows Memory Diagnostic.
  • In the set of options displayed select Restart now and check for problems.
  • After which Windows will restart to check for possible RAM errors and will hopefully display the possible reasons as to why Windows 10 Freezes Randomly.
  • Reboot your PC to save changes.

Windows memory Diagnostic Tool

Turn Off Link State Power Management




  • Press Windows Key + R then type “powercfg.cpl” and hit enter to open Power Options.
  • Click Change plan settings next to your chosen Power plan.
  • Now click Change advanced power settings.
  • Expand PCI Express then expand Link State Power Management.
  • From the drop-down select OFF for both On battery and plugged in power settings.
  • Reboot your PC to save changes and see if you’re able to Fix Windows 10 Freezes Randomly

Off Link State Power Management

Disable AppXsvc using Registry Editor

 According to some users, Disabling AppXsvc in Registry Editor fixes both freezing and crashing issues. To disable AppXsvc,

  • Press Windows + R, type regedit and ok to open windows registry editor.
  • Backup registry database then navigate to the following key.
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\AppXSvc
  • Locate Start DWORD in the right pane and double click it.
  • Set Value data to 4 and click OK.
  • Close Registry Editor and restart your PC.

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