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First, a program hangs, and then you hear a little stutter, within seconds funny noises creeps from your machine. Then you are slapped with that familiar blue screen on your face. Your computer has just crashed, and all you can do now is just sit in that tongue-tied silence of a restart, and hope it wasn’t fatal.

What is a computer or system crash? A crash basically means when an application or hardware on a computer stops to function as it should be. A full system crash will take place when an application will stop unexpectedly and at the same time produce an error forcing the computer to shut down or at times to restart. It is after rebooting that you will be presented with the error message confirming that your PC has just crashed. Nevertheless, there are some rare occurrences when a system crash is due to the user running one or more apps concurrently thus stressing out the system.

there are many reasons why your computer is randomly crashing, however, in most cases; it’s usually as a result of poor maintenance culture. Here are some tips to help you prevent computer crashes in future.


Use a Registry Scanner

The first thing you’ll want to make sure is that the random crashes are not due to the operating system registry. It’s not uncommon, for a corrupt registry to cause a system to freeze, or a random restart.

On the other hand, manual fixing of the registry is next to impossible because of its complexity that is why I would recommend you use a registry cleaner software.

The windows registry keeps track of various setting and options for windows and 3rd party program, it also advisable to keep your registry clean. You can achieve this by removing invalid and redundant entries, uninstalling unnecessary programs or failed installations.

Reduce memory usage

Applications running in the background tend to overload the PC resources and eventually may cause a crash. To reduce memory usage you can close all programs that are not in use, uninstall apps that you no longer need, also you can prevent automatic program launch upon startup.

Repair Your Drivers

Most PC crashes are caused by drivers fault. Some drivers may be installed improperly or some may be corrupt due to bad sectors on your hard drive.  Update and repair all your PC drivers. You can find the latest drivers by visiting your PC manufacturer’s website.


Blow the Dust Out

There are situations where a PC or computer may crash due to an everyday build-up of dust within the system case. If this happens, then the dust acts as an incubator for heat and we know that increased heat to a system may cause malfunction. The RAM is at risk when there is a case of overheating that is as a result of dust accumulation. It is then very important that you regularly clean your computer from the inside out. Use a blower or a small vacuum cleaner to blow the dust-out.

Fasten Hardware Cables

Your computer may be constantly crashing because of poor wiring. Therefore, shutdown your computer open the C.P.U and ensure that all systems cables are correctly connected into the right positions, and then restart your system.


Use System Restore

There are special cases when hardware driver’s installation may result in your computer crashing. This is where System Restore comes in handy, as it is a tool that can be used to undo recent changes to your OS. If the problem with your computer is software based, then System Restore will fix the problem.

Repair System Files

Checking your system for corrupt data and files is an added advantage. Checking for this manually may prove to be hectic but you can use a System File Checker and this will make it easier for you. This program will routinely check the integrity of all your system files and replace that are corrupt.

Use Recovery Partition

If you are using a brand name computer, such as a Dell, Packard Bell or Hewlett-Packard then there is a good chance that you have a recovery partition.

The recovery partition entails a complete backup of your entire operating system that includes all the applications, tools and programs that you received with the computer when you first bought it. The main drawback is that this method will erase all the data from your hard drive before reinstalling the operating system. Therefore, you’ll need to back up your files before rebooting your system.

To access the partition, you will need to restart your computer and press F10  at the POST screen, and then follow the onscreen instructions.

Run a Repair Installation

If you don’t have a brand name computer, then you will need to run a repair installation. In order for you to do this, you’ll need the original Operating System installation disc. The good thing about this method is that it will attempt to repair your operating system, which means you will not lose any of your data.

There are a number of different ways you can do this, you can either opt to run an upgrade installation from the OS or restart your computer and boot from the CD. Either way, it will produce the same result, providing you choose a repair installation.

Alternatively, if you don’t have the original Windows CD, then you can use the Windows repair tool called Reimage, which is capable of carrying out the same function, but without the need for a Windows CD. Reimage is also capable of repairing errors and the lingering effects of them, so it’s an excellent tool to have and use.


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