Are there any Windows 1o users out there who have never experienced system crashes? We really doubt that.
The notorious Blue Screen of Death and other system errors are pretty much part of Windows 10 users’ lives. That’s why many users are wondering what exactly is crashing their computers.
Why Does My PC Crash so Much?
There are multiple triggers for Windows 10 system crashes:
- Outdated, missing, or corrupted drivers causing hardware-related errors. For example, your computer fails to communicate properly with your peripherals.
- Corrupted system files and errors in the OS code. These problems prevent your OS from running properly.
- Incompatible programs. If some of the programs you installed on your computer are not compatible with your OS, system crashes will become the norm.
- Malware sneaked into your computer. Malicious code can alter your OS., Or the OS itself will sometimes crash by design to block malware actions.
- Overheating issues. If your machine got too hot, it would crash by design to avoid further hardware damage. There’s a temperature threshold that your circuits can withstand. When that limit has been reached, your machine will crash.
- Shortcuirtuts in the board caused by specks of dust, dirt, etc. If specks of dust got into your computer, they might distort or even block the electric signal.
- Some sectors of your disk got corrupted. If these sectors store system information, your PC will crash.
- Your computer is running out of system resources. If a program controls the resources that another program needs, this will cause a system conflict that will result in a crash.
- Your computer does not have enough free memory. Or it fails to recover the memory used by a program you just closed. For example, that’s why you’re getting Fatal Exception Errors. By the way, RAM sticks that are not inserted properly in their slots can crash your system.
- Your power supply generated a noisy signal. The voltage difference will lead to system crashes.
As you can see, there are many potential reasons as to why your computer crashed all of a sudden. Pinpointing the exact root cause takes you one step closer to permanently fixing the problem.
Joseph Samella says
I have a crash it took the drivers out install disk wont repair net,audio,…. no boot this is the hardest crash it took so far rams say there working on other laptop 2 new on standby ,was fixed once install disk , repair ,not install. from install disk if anything i dont know what it did bunch of drivers missing all needed
I have a 2009 Dell Inspiron 1545 working just fine. A friend’s son ACER ASPIRE V5-571P 2012 HDD drive was very slow etc. So I got a Samsung EVO 870 it has a migration tool to clone the old to the new. I have the external enclosure and all that. Everything worked fine until we clicked Windows 10 updates. It started crashing and we haven’t gotten it working without BSOD. I think Microsoft and ACER have problems that they are not saying. I changed drives in my Dell twice over the years with no issues. That Dell is kicking ass.
bradlee mcderment says
have a dell XPS the screen randomly scrambels into small square pixels goes black then scrambels again repeats over and key board and mouse is dead i have to power off and back on , updated drivers have plenty of storage , added extra hard drive, still does it, cant find any thing online, help me please! thank you!
Tammie Davis says
I know how you feel. I think MS wants people to purchase the Surface. I have a Dell that I purchased in 2019 it crashes constantly. My next laptop will be a MacBook..
Michael anning says
Everything was fine until I updated to 20H2. Now it crashes multiple times in a week, sometimes multiple times in a day.
In the vain hope it’s going to help, I just upgraded to 21H1 but I think I KNOW what’s going to happen and will have to uninstall both.
I loathe being Microsoft’s guinea pig.
Bernadette Demarco says
Got rid of Dell computer because it keep crashing. Have new HP and it is doing the SAME thing. MSN will not help with it – what can we do? It is most annoying to be looking at something – and then it is back to the desktop…