What to do if my laptop freezes, is nothing short of a frequent question, mainly because laptops usually have less RAM than desktop computers, making them more prone to crashing. Another factor that causes laptops to freeze is how easy it is for them to overheat because of their physical attributes. To help you solve this problem, we offer you the following recommendations:
- The simplest and most direct solution to a laptop freezing is pressing the power button on the computer for a few seconds, which will allow the laptop to finish all currently running processes including the one that caused the crashed, and restart the computer, restoring normal functionality.
- If this first alternative doesn’t solve the issue, then you can try this next solution if your laptop freezes: remove the battery. Obviously you can only do this if your laptop has a removable battery. Take all precautions if you do this, disconnecting the laptop from any power source.
- Because laptops have such reduced space for all of their components and its fans aren’t as powerful as desktop computer fans, laptops tend to reach higher temperatures with relative ease. This overheating occasionally is the cause for when a laptop freezes. In such cases, the immediate solution is to let the laptop cool down and restart as indicated in our first recommendation. For this to not happen again, we recommend that you never put your laptop directly on your desk or lap. It is better to use a cooling pad that has integrated fans which are powered through a USB port on the laptop.
- As we said earlier, laptops tend to have less RAM than desktops PCs, which is why it is easier for your laptop to freeze, if you have several programs running at the same time. To avoid this, the best thing you can do is close your applications when you´re not using them so that your RAM doesn´t store unnecessary data. Also considering expanding your laptop´s RAM.
To reduce to a minimum the possibility that your laptop freezes, when buying a new one try getting one with at least 4GB of RAM and with wide cooling vents.
If after these recommendations your laptop is still frequently freezing, maybe it’s time you call an expert. Call 911-computer.com and one of our specialists will visit your home to analyze your problem and offer you the correct solution. We offer you our laptop diagnostics and repair service in Houston, The Woodlands, Katy, Spring, Sugarland and League City. Contact us!