After upgrade to windows 10 you may face at startup windows 10 keeps crashing and freezes continuously. Your Windows PC may have automatically rebooted itself and showing blue 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 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 shutdown the system.
Some possible causes behind System crash freezes
Your version of Windows or other software (application) is out of date.
Incompatibility with operating system or other applications installed on the machine.
Incompatibility of installed drivers on system (VGA drive most case)
Your computer does not nave enough of free hard drive space.
May Your PC requires a memory upgrade.
Your computer has been running for a long time without a reboot.
Computer’s hard drive corrupted or fragmented.
Too many applications running at the same time.
Your computer is infected with a virus or malicious program (malware).
Fatal or not, hardware conflicts and outdated drivers
Computer or processor is overheating
Power loss or spike, attached peripheral device (eg printer, scanner), loose connections, network error, network device (server, router, internet) not responding or connection lost.
Fix windows 10 keeps crashing problem
Boot Windows 10 Into Safe Mode
Delete Temp Files
Perform Drive Disk Cleanup
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.Right click on start menu and select Command Prompt (Admin)
Now On command prompt window , Type Command 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.
Update Installed Device Drivers
Drivers are essential components of your Windows sytem. 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 some times after upgrade this driver may get compitibility issue with new installed windows. and windows start problem like system crashes , freezes with BSOD error ect. 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 on installed drivers. If this driver get 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 graphic 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.
If the problem persists, uninstall the currently installed display drivers download and install latest driver Download manually from manufactures website. You need to visit your motherboard / graphic card manufacturer’s website and download latest chip-set 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.
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 Advance system setting left side on system properties window As shown bellow image.
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” check box. 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.
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 bellow 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.
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. Specially 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 problems.
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 shutdown 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.
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 reenable it if necessary. You 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”
Specially stopping the windows updates service will vary 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.
These are some most working solutions to fix windows 10 keeps crashing at startup, freezes continuously and auto restart with BOSD error. Hope above steps help to will fix your problem permanently. Have any query , suggestion feel free to comment bellow.