An occasional Windows 10 crash can happen, but regular crashes indicate a serious problem with your PC. Let’s take a look at the most likely reasons why does your Windows 10 crashes frequently.
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Alternative manual troubleshooting steps are given below:
Run Windows Defender Scan
Viruses, spyware, malware and other potentially harmful software slow down your PC. Let us first update the virus and spyware definitions and then full scan your system using Windows Defender.
1. Type “Windows Defender” in Search Box on your Taskbar.
2. Open that from Search Results.
3. Click Update tab in the main user interface.
4. Go ahead and click Update button to start the process.
5. Windows Defender will start the process. It may take several minutes.
6. After successful completion, click Home tab.
7. Select “Full” under Scan Options, and click Scan Now button.
8. The scan may take several hours. Meanwhile, you can use your PC without interruptions.
Uninstall Malfunctioning Devices
A yellow color exclamation mark next to device name indicates problem with its functioning. Uninstall such device(s) and scan for hardware changes.
1. Press Windows Key + X; select Device Manager.
2. Expand top node in new window that loads.
3. Click View | Show hidden devices.
4. Uninstall devices with yellow color exclamation mark. Reboot.
Restore your PC
Revert back your computer’s state to a previous point in time, including application files, Registry settings and operating system files. The steps are given below:
1. In the Search Box, type “System Restore”
2. Open “Create a restore point” from Search Results.
3. In the new dialog that appears, click System Restore button.
4. Now you have System Restore wizard on your screen. Select “Recommended restore” or “Choose a different restore point” option.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Reset your PC
Resetting your PC involves reinstalling Windows 10. You will be prompted whether to keep your personal files or not.
1. In the Search Box on Taskbar, type “Reset”
2. Open “Reset this PC” from Search Results.
3. In the new window that opens, click “Get Started” button under Reset This PC section.