Windows 10 freezes or restarts due to hardware problems

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If your Windows 10 freezes or continually restarts by itself, that's not a matter to overlook. If this problem occurs continuously, it is very likely that one of the essential components of the hardware has failed. For most of the users, the hardware has given up due to long usage and this is why they are facing this debacle. Therefore, in this article, we will discuss various tests and fixes for various components of your computer. But, before proceeding, try these solutions on your computer to try some simpler solutions to the problem.


Before trying these solutions, if your computer is still in the warranty period, we strongly recommend that you go to your provider's authorized service center. In most cases, opening the computer case will result in a violation of the device's warranty. Attempting any of these fixes will void the warranty.

Alternative solutions-

1. Check the power connection on the computer. Also check the Power pack (PSU) for any loose connections.

2. If you haven't cleaned the dust in a while, you should consult a professional to clean the dust deposited on the CPU, GPU fans, motherboard, RAM slots, vents, etc. freezing or automatic restarts on your computer.

3. Check for update Windows is pending or not. If there are any pending updates, install them on your computer.

4. Disable the firewall and antivirus on your computer. Check if there is any improvement in your situation.

Look for these solutions initially, if your problem continues to bother you, try these tests on your hardware to check which hardware is causing this problem.

Fix-1 Clean Boot Device-

1. Press Tasto Windows + R have lunch Running. Now type "msconfig"And then click"all right". System Configuration will open.

2. Now click on "general"Tab and then" deselect the box next to "Load startup items". After that, make sure that "Charging system services" is checked.

3. Now, click on “Services"form. After that, check the "Hide all Microsoft services"And then click"Disable everything”In the System Configuration window. Now click on "Request"Y"all right”To save the changes.

Four. Restart the computer will boot in clean mode.

Fix-2 Disable auto restart-

Disable automatic restart, which is part of Windows 10 itself. To disable the automatic restart feature on your device, follow these simple steps:

1. Press Tasto Windows + R have lunch Running, Yes copy paste this command and press Pay in. System Properties window will open.

sysdm.cpl SystemProperties

2 inch System Properties window, below section Startup and reset click on “Settings ...".

3. Now forward Startup and Restore window, uncheck "Restart automatically"And click"all right". Now click on "Request"Y"all right“To save the changes to the System Properties.

Take up again the computer and after restarting checks if the computer restarts or locks automatically.

Fix-3 Run Sfc and Chkdsk via command prompt

1 .. Press Tasto Windows + R. writes "cmd"And press"Ctrl + Shift + Enter". This will open System symbol with administrative rights.

2. In the command prompt window, type " SFC / scannow“And hit meinter. This process will take some time.

Please wait until the process is complete.

3. Digita “sfc / scannow / offbootdir = C: / offwindir = C: windows“And hit Pay in.

[Replace “C:” with the drive letter of the Windows installation drive on your copmputer]

Please wait until the process is complete.

4. Digita “CHKDSK / f / r ” and hit Pay in. Press "Yup“And hit Pay in. The disk check will be performed when the computer restarts.

After restarting the computer, check if the computer is still restarting or freezing.

Test-1: test your Ram-

If your Windows 10 restarts all the time, the likelihood of the RAM being faulty is much higher. Testing your RAM can make sure if there is something wrong with the RAM or not.

Use the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

Follow these simple steps to check for errors with the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool.

1. Copy and paste this in the search box next to the Windows icon and press Pay in.


2 inch Windows Memory Diagnostic window, click "Restart now and check for problems (recommended)".

The computer will restart and upon restarting Windows Memory Diagnostic The tool will check for errors in the memory and fix them.

In the next test you will use MemTest86 + to test your computer's memory.

Usa Memtest86 + –

Memtest86 + is a memory test tool that scans the device's memory at startup. Follow these steps to check if your memory is corrupted or not.

1. Insert a flash drive (You need to make a backup of the files on the USB drive).

2. Now download the Memtest86 Tool. After downloading extract the "memtest86 + -5.01.usb.installerZip file to a favorable location of your choice.

3. Now double click on "Memtest86 + USB installer“To launch it. After starting Memtest86 +, click on "I agree”In the Memtest86 + 5.01 USB installer window.

4. Now, choose the USB flash drive by clicking on the drop down menu under the USB Flash Drive option. Don't forget to check the box "Formatteremo F: / come Fat32"And then click"Creation".

6. Now click on "Next”To complete the installation of the boot files on the USB device. Keep the USB plugged in.

5. Now, start again your computer and upon reboot, configure your own boot preference to the USB drive (where you have Memtest86 + burned).

6. Then, upon starting your computer Memtest86 + will start analyzing the memory of your device. Please do not restart or shut down the device during the test.

Now, if your memory clears all the tests, then your memory is working fine. But, if your memory fails one of the tests, then your memory is corrupted / corrupted. Defective memory in the system needs to be replaced.

After rebooting, check if you are still getting the same type of error or not.


1. Possibly the slot where the memory was installed. Try changing the memory slot on your computer.

Test-2: CPU overheating problem-

Extreme overheating of system CPUs over a long period of time greatly affects CPU life. Try these tests on your computer to check the operating temperature of the CPUs:

Usa HWMonitor PRO-

1. Download HWMONITOR-PRO and install it on your device.

2. Now, double click in "CPUID HWMonitorProTo run it on your computer. Now, expand the processor name on your device and note the CPU readings in "Temperature"Section. Minimize the application.

3. Now run a game or a heavy application (which requires a lot of processor power). Minimize the game or application. Now maximize the CPUID HWMonitorPro still. In the CPUID HWMonitorPro window, expand the processor name on your device and check the readings of the "Temperature"Section.

If you notice a large difference in the temperature readings, consider that there is a problem with your system's CPUs. Go to the nearest authorized service center as soon as possible to view it.

Test-3 Check GPU for errors-

Like your computer's CPUs, a faulty GPU can lead to the problem you are having on your computer. This can happen due to an old or incompatible GPU driver installed on the system.

Use GPU-Z to test the temperature

1. Download the GPU-Z to your computer.

2. Now to install GPU-Z on your computer, click on “GPU-Z.2.28.exe“. Click on “Yup”To start the installation process.

3. Now in the TechPowerUp GPU-z Configuration Window, select “Create a desktop shortcut"And then click"Next".

4. Now, set the CPU-Z installation directory, then click " Install on PC”To start the installation process. When the installation is complete, click on "To close”To complete the installation process.

5. After installing CPU-Z, CPU-Z should start automatically. If not, open it from the desktop icon or the Start menu.

6. In TechPowerUp GPU-z Windows, vai su “AdvancedTab "and then take note of"Massimo"Under" Temperature limit ". Minimize the application.

7. Now run a heavy application (such as a game or video editing application). Minimize the application. Go back to CPU-Z on your computer.

8. In the CPU-Z window, go to "SensorsTab ", then write down the readings for"GPU temperature"Y"GPU load ".

Compare now the temperature readings under general conditions and with a load close to 90%. If you see that the temperature exceeds the maximum temperature you noted in Step 6, then there is a problem with the GPU that is causing the bottleneck. Our suggestion will be to visit a nearest service center and inform them of the GPU problem.

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