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“Why Does My Laptop Keep Crashing and What Can I Do?”

by | Jun 11, 2020 | Articles, Hardware Support, IT Support, Tips and Advice

This is a common problem faced by anyone who traded the at-home office for a personal computer. Laptops are a great choice for anyone who needs to take their work on-the-go, but they come with their own sets of problems. If your laptop is crashing regularly, it could be caused by a variety of things. At ComputerCPR, we work hard to educate our clients about their devices, which is why we’ve put together a guide to the most common causes of laptop crashes and how to fix them. If these tips don’t help, call ComputerCPR or visit our store for help from one of our computer technicians.

Reasons Your PC Might be Crashing

One of the most common problems that causes PCs to crash is having too many large programs on your computer. Any programs you’ve downloaded, even if you don’t actively use them, are still running in the background. Too many of these programs can overwhelm your computer’s RAM and cause the system to run slowly and crash more often. 

Your PC crashing might also be due to malware, so it’s important to install antivirus software on all your devices. ComputerCPR’s team of experienced computer technicians can remove malware from your computer and recover any data that was lost.

Lastly, if you have any external devices attached to your computer (like printers), these could be making your computer crash. Remove these devices, restart your computer and see if it’s running any better. 

If you use Windows Vista or any newer Windows OS, you can use the built-in reliability monitor to identify the source of your computer crashes. All you have to do is type ‘reliability’ into the search box and click ‘view reliability history’. 

Make Sure Your PC is Running Properly

Problems with your PC’s hardware could also be contributing to these crashes. If your charger isn’t working, your computer could be dying unexpectedly. If your computer’s battery needs to be replaced, it might be causing problems with your software. Lastly, make sure your computer isn’t overheating. Overheating can cause the central processing unit (CPU) to crash unexpectedly, so always make sure your PC is getting the ventilation it needs while you’re using it. 

Recovering Data After A Crash

PC crashes can result in data loss, but it’s possible to get your data back. If you want to try recovering this data on your own, we recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard. This program’s two features, Partition Recovery and Data Recovery, will help you get your data back after a crash. If you need help, ComputerCPR offers quick data recovery at a price you can afford. 

PC Repairs and Data Recovery with ComputerCPR

If your PC is still crashing and losing data, call ComputerCPR today. We offer remote tech support and data recovery, and our talented computer technicians are dedicated to helping you better understand your computer. Don’t wait to get your computer problems solved. Call ComputerCPR today for effective, affordable computer repairs and data recovery.