If you are read this, your computer is probably crashing. Sometimes, a crash is preceded by the dreaded “blue screen of death” or another warning; other times, a computer simply shuts off without any warning at all. In either case, the end result is a whole lot of frustration, aggravation and lost work. If your computer has been crashing frequently, you’d probably like to put an end to it.
Reason #1: Overheating
Your computer’s CPU includes a fan that is designed to keep it running cool. Sometimes, the fan wears down and doesn’t work as efficiently; other times, it’s just not able to handle the work that your computer has to do. When the computer's internal components, such as CPU, GPU, Chipset, North-Bridge, memory (RAM) and hard drive reached over 100C the computer shutdown down to prevent further damage.
Reason #2: Corrupted System Registry Files
PC windows and Mac OS X are programed with registry files in order to run. The registry contains several files that are integral to the performance and operation of your computer. Over time, some of those files can become corrupted, be misplaced or get lost altogether. When that happens, the system registry becomes compromised – and frequent crashes are all-too-common symptoms. The best way to rule this possibility in or out is by running a Windows registry cleaning program. Such programs scan your operating system's registry for problems then automatically make repairs. If you run a registry cleaner and the crashes persist, they are probably being caused by a different issue.
Reason #3: Malicious Software
Malicious softwares can be pop-ups windows, fake anti-virus, and redirecting toolbars. Sometimes, it’s a virus that is accidentally unleashed after opening a strange email; other times, its adware that tags along with other information that is automatically downloaded from a website. Whatever type it is, there’s no question that malicious software can wreak havoc on a computer’s performance.
Reason #4: Too Little Available Memory
You might be wondering why your computer is fast when you first got it. Over a period of time, your notice the speed/performance is slowing down. This is because your are having too much junk programs installed. You can find out for sure by checking the information within “My Computer.” If it appears that your available memory is low, you can use a PC cleanup program to remove unnecessary files; such programs remove things like temporary Internet files and other file debris to free up more memory space.
Reason #5: Disorganized Files
Operating systems handle file organization in a way that isn’t very intuitive, especially Windows. Basically, they break files up and fit them into gaps in the computer’s memory. As time goes by, these disorganized files can prompt frequent crashes - know as fragmented files.