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Windows 10 Freezes continuously and Auto Restart with BSOD

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After upgrade to Windows 10 version 1803, you may face at startup windows 10 keeps crashing and freezes continuously. Your Windows PC may have automatically rebooted itself and showing BSOD screen with some Error code. The issues mostly encountered by the users were incompatibility of hardware and drivers. Because initially they were designed to run on your original windows before upgrading, and after the upgrade, they transited permanently into latest Windows 10. This is by far the most common cause of Windows 10 keeps crashing random hangs & freezes problem. On Windows 10 computers when the system becomes unresponsive. (The user cannot do anything on the computer) The only method to get Windows 10 back and working is to continuously press the Power button to completely shut down the system.

Some possible causes behind System crash  freezes 

There is a various reason that can cause the issue such as incompatible outdated device driver, (especially the Display driver ) corrupted system files, HDD error, Third party application, virus malware infection, Computer or processor is overheating or any external device causing fatal error etc.




Fix windows 10 keeps crashing problem

If Due to This Problem you are unable to boot windows normally. Unable to perform any Troubleshooting Step to fix this problem. Then Access Windows Advanced startup options Where you get a number of Troubleshooting Tools like. Advanced System Restore, System Image Recover, Command prompt, safe mode boot Startup repair etc. This Tools will very helpful to fix problems like this windows restart frequently, BSOD error etc.

First Access Windows Advanced Startup Options. Then perform Startup Repair this will fix if any windows startup application causing the problem. You can also Refer to video to perform Startup repair on Advanced startup options.

Boot Windows 10 Into Safe Mode

If Due To This Problem you are unable to boot into windows then use Advanced Startup option to boot Windows 10 into safe mode. Otherwise, if you are able to login to windows fallow below steps to Boot windows into safe mode. Where you can perform Troubleshooting Steps without any problem.

Press Windows + R, type msconfig and click ok to open system configuration window. Here select the “Boot” tab and Check the box that says “Safe boot.
safe-mode-boot-on-sytem-configurationSelect the radio button that says “network” now click apply and click OK. Reboot your system this will start your system with minimal drivers loading. Now In Safe Mode, you can Perform bellow Troubleshooting steps to fix Computer crashes, freezes continuously and Auto Restart with BSOD after upgrade to Windows 10 Problem.

Delete Temp Files  

First Delete your computer Temp files to do this press win key + R, Type %temp% and click on ok. This will open your local drive Temp file folder. Now user Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl+ A to select all file folders and delete them permanent with Shift + Del.




Perform Drive Disk Cleanup

The built-in Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 10 actually does a decent job of removing unnecessary files on your system. Double click to This PC on Desktop, right click on C drive and select properties. On local disk C properties, you will see an option Disk Cleanup, click on it. This will open Disk Cleanup windows with showing calculating/scanning Temporary file, system error dump files etc.
Use the advance system cleanup to clean up system files. This will again scan the system for temp files, errors files and present the same window.

perform Disk Cleanup on Windows 10
perform Disk Cleanup on Windows 10

Now on files select all files and click on ok this will prompt Are you sure you want to permanently delete these files? click on Delete files.

Perform System File Check ( sfc /scannow)

System File Checker or SFC is a utility in Windows systems which allows users to scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files. Type cmd on start menu search, right click on command prompt and select run as administrator. now type sfc /scannow and hit Enter. Wait until 100% complete the verification. After complete Restart the windows. And Check problem Get Solved if not fallow next step.

Run System file Checker Tool
Run System file Checker Tool

Update Installed Device Drivers

Drivers are essential components of your Windows system. They facilitate communication between the system and all installed programs and applications. They need to be installed and must be up-to-date for smooth computer operations. And sometimes after upgrade, this driver may get compatibility issue with new installed windows. and windows start the problem like system crashes, freezes with BSOD error etc. And make sure you have the latest drivers for the below devices.

  • Video card
  • Network card or router (if present)
  • Any removable or external disk drive
Update Graphics/Video Drivers

Graphic Video Driver is the important part of installed drivers. If this driver gets corrupted windows start BSOD error, Auto restart problem. So make sure you Video Driver is updated

To do this On Desktop Right click on This PC and select Manage. Now on computer management window click on devices. this will list all hardware installed no your system. Next, expand Display Adapters it will show installed graphics driver on your system. Right-click on it this will show options update driver software click on it. Windows will find the best driver for this and install it.

update display driver
update display driver

If the problem persists, uninstall the currently installed display drivers download and install latest driver Download manually from the manufactures website. You need to visit your motherboard/graphics card manufacturer’s website and download latest chipset drivers for your motherboard.

Update network drivers

Issues with random freeze on Windows 10 can be caused by your network drivers, especially if they are out of date. If that’s the case, you might want to visit your network adapter manufacturer’s website and download the latest drivers.




update network driver
update network driver

You can manually update driver click on start menu and type Device manager. On device manager window expand Network Adapters select the installed network driver right click on it and select Update Driver software. Select Search Automatically for updated Driver software. This will find the latest driver for your system and install it. After install Restart the windows.

Increase the virtual memory (Paging file)

In Windows Explorer, right click on Computer icon (This PC) and select Properties. Now select Advanced system setting left side on system properties window. This will open system properties window. Here select Advanced Tab then click on settings bellow to performance: visual effects processor scheduling, memory user and Virtual memory. Again on performance properties click Advanced Tab and select Change at Virtual memory section.

Now Uncheck the “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” checkbox.  Check the “Custom size” radio button. Set the Initial size and Maximum size values to twice of your RAM size in MB* and then press the Set button.

Adjust your virtual memory settings
Adjust your virtual memory settings

For example: If your RAM’s size is 4GB (4096MB), then type the value 10240 (4096MB x 2 = 8192MB) in the Initial & Maximum size 4096MB x 4 = 16384 (MB) fields. click ok 3 times to make save changes this will prompt to restart. Restart the windows.

Run the System Maintenance task

you can also Run the System Maintenance troubleshooter to automatically fix system’s problems.

On start type troubleshooting and click on it. This will open Troubleshooting windows As shown below image. You can access the same through Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items ->Troubleshooting. Now click on view all on left side to control panel home. Look for the tool named System maintenance and click on it. Press Next and then follow the on screen prompts to run the System Maintenance troubleshooter. Windows will automatically detect issues and try the best solution for the same.

Defragment your system Drive

Defragmenting C: drive is more applicable if you’re still booting off a spinning disk hard drive and not a SSD. SSDs don’t need defragmentation. And unless you’re using a more advanced file system format like EXT4, you’re going to need to do some defragmentation.

1. Click the Start button, then click the File Explorer link
2. Right-click Local Disk C: and choose Properties
3. Click the Tools tab
4. Click “Optimize and Defragment Drive” or on start menu type defragment

Turn Off Link State Power Management

Link State Power Management is a power saving mechanism. It has two options, the first one which is Moderate Power Savings. Which saves less power but recovers quickly from the sleep state. The second one, Maximum Power Savings. That saves more power and the time to recover from sleep state is increased.

Turn off this feature will help with blank screens and freezing issues. Especially where NVIDIA/AMD Graphic Cards were being used.

On start menu type powercfg.cpl and click on powercfg.cpl control panel item.

Click Change Plan Settings for your Active Plan.

Then choose Change Advanced Power Settings, scroll down until you see PCI Express. Next click on Link State Power Management and Click “whatever” the option is next to Settings, and set it to Off. Restart windows. This will help to fix this problem.

Enable Fast Startup

Windows 10 came with no shortage of performance improvements. But one of the neatest is its fast boot times. If your machine is taking too long to boot up, ensure this setting is enabled to speed things along.

The feature in question is called Fast Startup. The way it works is when you shut down your computer, rather than just dumping everything in RAM, Windows will save an image of your loaded kernel and drivers in something called the hiberfile. This way, when the system boots up again, it simply reloads this file, making boot times much faster. To enable this, follow these steps:

Search for and open “Power options” in the Start Menu. Click “Choose what the power buttons do” on the left side of the window.

Click “Change settings that are currently unavailable.” Under “Shutdown settings” make sure “Turn on fast startup” is enabled.

Enable Fast Startup
Enable Fast Startup

Disable Unnecessary Services

Services are very much like programs in Startup, except they can be much more crucial to the overall operation of Windows. There are lots of Microsoft-specific features that are enabled, but there are some that most people don’t need. Have a look through the Services tab and read the description of each one. You can stop a service to see if it impacts anything, and re-enable it if necessary. Yo can also permanently disable a service from starting at all.

1. Right-click the Start button
2. Click Task Manager
3. Click Services
4. Right-click a specific service and choose “Stop”

Especially stopping the windows updates service will very helpful for me.

Remove Virus Or Trojan  

A virus or Trojan can cause serious harm to a PC. It might corrupt or remove drivers, delete important system files or change administrative settings. All of these can cause unexpected crashes, freezes or leave you locked out of programs

Download and install a latest updated Antivirus for your system and perform a full system scan.

And use Third party software like Ccleaner, to optimize system performance. Repair corrupted Registry Entries.

These are some most working solutions to fix windows 10 keeps crashing at startup, freezes continuously and auto restart with BSOD error. Hope above steps help to will fix your problem permanently. Have any query, suggestion feel free to comment below. Also Read Can’t connect to this network error on Windows 10 version 1803.

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