Does your Computer hang frequently? Fix it in two easy steps.

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on December 4, 2007


Problem: The mouse freezes and the screen seems to have come to halt and also keyboard does not respond as well.

This is generally a computer hang. Main reasons behind the PC hangs are:

Why Computer Hangs?

1 Overheating of processor / Motherboard. If the cooling fan is faulty, the processor gets heated up and ceases to work beyond a particular temperature.
2 Faulty hard disk drive.Hard disc problems also hangs the computers in case the important Operating System files needed to keep the computer running, become in-accessible.

Solutions : To Fix the PC hangs (computer hang problem),you need to follow two steps:


Step1: Check that the cooling fans on the processor is working properly or not. So ensure that the fan is working fine and is clean. If not, then get the fan replaced. Also check for the additional fans on your computer casing/cabinet(if any).

Step2: To Fix this, run a disk scan which checks for disc errors and fixes the bad sectors (some examples are scandisk and checkdisk utilities in windows). If there are bad sectors which can not be repaired, then you need to replace your hard disc.

Tip for enhanced performance: Once there are no bad sectors and the disc scan is complete, do a de-fragmentation of your hard disc partition(this may take long time), it will help the computer to access files easily and computer runs better(also fast in some cases).
These three steps will fix your computer hangs considerably.

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Ankit December 4, 2007 at 8:31 pm

Good job…. !!

All the best……

MSParul December 6, 2007 at 1:29 am

Good hai!! Keep it up :)

sriresh December 11, 2007 at 11:38 pm

thank you very much!!!

kalyan choudary February 10, 2008 at 6:24 am

Thanks a lot to troublefixers for providing a useful tips. before using tips provided by troublefixers i tried with many other sites but my efforts went in vain. But tips provided by troublefixers worked out. thanks a lot

with regards,
kalyan choudary

Good March 27, 2008 at 3:56 am

Very Good.
Go ahead guy. Go ahead….

Deyaa Addeen Fahmy Shedeed June 14, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Thanks alot.

Adrian June 26, 2008 at 12:54 am

I’m having this hanging problem with my PC. My question is: If I run a check disk/ disk scan, with there be a possibility of my data or any saved files getting deleted or that my OS be corrupted?

mizu September 7, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Thanks for info…

secreto November 29, 2008 at 10:54 pm

i format the cpu.. still hang if i play video, play cabal and play window media player

parthiban mech engg March 31, 2009 at 5:23 am

while starting windows it shows the affected viruses and the system will not be in logon even until the viruses to delete

yetunde May 7, 2009 at 1:04 am

thanks very much

manisha July 19, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Thanks a lot to troublefixers for providing such a great ideas I’m having this hanging problem with my PC. My question is: If I run a check disk/ disk scan, with there be a possibility of my data or any saved files getting deleted or that my OS be corrupted?

laptop gamer (LOL) September 23, 2009 at 3:03 am

hello, i m a laptop gamer bcoz my desktop is even older than my laptop.
my laptop is core2duo and ram 3 GB and i still have issues with my computer hanging after (i really meant it) terminating an internet game. the fan is spinning madly with loud sounds so i think its overheating that causes it? coz sometimes although i dun run the game long enough, it still hangs…
i m scared that if this phenomena will corrupt my datas…

Desmond October 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Why does Windows 2003 Event Log shows several entries relating to I/O and CRC errors

Abhishek October 14, 2009 at 8:32 am

Could be some problem with your hard drive or the bus connecting the hard drive to the motherboard on your computer

anurag December 2, 2009 at 8:04 am

My computer hangs and even if i format the computer it doesn’t work.can u help me? I had put kaspesky internet security 2010 and if i install it it doesn’t open on start up and i checked in msconfig it was ticked.Help!!!

Windows xp 2008
Ram: 640.00 mb
Virtual ram: 2.00 gb
V Ram: 64.00 mb
processor:(celeron) 2.00 ghz Pentium 4(x86 family 15 model 2 stepping 9 GenuineIntel~1999mhz)
mother board: Intel D845GVFN
SMBIOS Version: 2.3

shashak December 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm

I cleaned the the processor and the smps (with a blower)…..and then the comp
stopped hanging …………..thanx bro

suveer January 23, 2010 at 9:31 pm

i scanned my hard disk since no errors found , formatted my hard disk , fan is working propely .. but the pc still hangs .. moreover installed windows 2 times but cant get solution anyone can help m fed up wid working up with pc..

sidi February 3, 2010 at 2:25 pm

My computer is 5 years old, last month hard disk is damaged. I changed the new hard disk(IDE), after OS installation sstem produce too noise. Sometimes computer restarts automatically. Pls help me to solve the problem.

pravee March 21, 2010 at 12:25 pm

why my computer keyboard & mouse hangs after computer restart mode

momonja April 5, 2010 at 8:08 am


my pc is fresh from the format. then when we install this application my pc get hung up. and when the installation is done and we run this application it is totaly hung up. and when we restart the pc, after we login the CPU Usage becomes 100% and this is the first time i encounted this problem. please help me how to fix this issue. thanks

khan April 26, 2010 at 9:04 pm

thanx a lot….

sanchit jain May 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm

thanx for ur tip. .
it’s such a helpful tip to me. .

through this i came to know that my smps is not working properly, ,
thank u. .

vijay telandhe June 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm

thanks for suggestions

Sarang June 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Thanks For The Help…. It’s Really Working……

Shaur June 25, 2010 at 2:51 pm

my pc is still hang even my fan and hard is working properly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I cant understand my pc problem can any one help me!!!!!PLZ

joe July 13, 2010 at 6:18 am

same is mine Shaur………………MY PC is gets hang……… I rmved my fan n processor bt gets hang.still..What can i do???

Kirit July 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm

My laptop HP Compaq is hung after I connected to internet today. The message on top left was “Internet Explorer (not responding). The end task window does not come on pressing ctrl-alt-delete keys. also the start icon does not respond which means I cannot use the restart option. So I had to use the shut down by keeping the power switch pressed for a few seconds.

On re switching on, it boots alright & all desktop icons appear but clicking the mouse on any of the icons is non responsive & so I cannot operate my laptop for any purpose.

Plz help

Yarande July 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm

i was disappointed after format my Pc coz it was still hang even i changed heatsink… im also changed RAM but it was still not working, I rmved my fan n processor bt gets hang.still..What can i do???…;(.. how to check motherboard if it bad sectors

Helper August 26, 2010 at 5:51 am

– Check your temperature @ BIOS, U’ve change your RAM and heatsink (Cpu cooler) then it should be fine, your problem only lies on your hard disk or vid card.. check their temperature use SPEEDFAN, check your cables.. it’s either a faulty HDD / VIDCARD or it’s your MOBO . T_T .

rye August 27, 2010 at 7:06 am

some reasons computer hangs, if your pc have a built in vga and you used it, the vga shares some capacity in the memory, most of it get the 64mb space, and the memory adjust the speed of bandwiths, the memory over clocking the speed and adjusting the page file, and resulting for a hang senario.

before you open your pc reset youre cmos battery remove it from the slot then count for 10 seconds then put it back, these enables the default value of the dimm slot of the mother board to be prior readable then boot it up press f1 do not change the value of the bios just press f1 your computer will perform as its las good configuration

avoiding computer hangs

1. dont use a built in vga if youre trying to install a large amount of software, if your installing large amount of software add a video card compatible to the board.
2. buy a mother board that has a cmos reset if youre computer hangs turn it off and press cmos reset then boot it up again press f1 to continue then youll see the result
3. just always remember what board compatibility you have must be equal if your planning to add hardware. for example, if your board have a speed of a dimm memory slot of 400mhz
buy a memory equivalent of a speed of 400mhz. some board allow over clock but the stability is not quite short.

farid August 27, 2010 at 10:44 am

Thanks its help for clear interview round

Mamnun October 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm

well from yesterday my PC started to hang while playing games like starcraft 2 and fallout 3. It actuallly started to hang after a few mins of gameplay but this isnt natural cuz i’hv been doing this for a long time and played the games maxed out with out any probs what so ever. Its the cracked ver of the game and i think my PC’s been infected with spyware. Any solutions other than reinstalling windows?

liew October 17, 2010 at 9:20 am

if when i running a game then it hang ?

Edwin Murithii October 26, 2010 at 10:49 am

I followed the two steps listed above with my two computers and only one of them responded positively, but the other one is still hanging – up on me.
What can be the problem with it and how can I fix it?

Ahmed December 4, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Thankx For HelpinG:-)

hitesh December 11, 2010 at 5:36 pm

gud job and very very thank u

ice December 17, 2010 at 11:04 am

hello im having problem with my pc
system: windows xp professional version 2002 service pack3
computer: intel pentium 4 CPU 2.40 GHz, 448 MB of ram
the pc always hungs-up like when it is open for about an hour or so then it hungs-up, and when i use MS messenger or skype of playing games it hungs suddenly.
Please help!

josh December 24, 2010 at 12:58 am

hello im having a problem with my pc. while im gaming my pc hang up and after it i restart it and cannot opent any more i see nothing on my screen how can i fix this..

Soma January 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Hallo…i have the same problem….my laptop(dell vostro 1014 configured with 4gb ram, 320gb hdd & installed with fedora13) gets hanged several times. at that i have to power off. This happens frequently…what to do?

SURESH S PARWANI January 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm



Muzammil January 22, 2011 at 9:16 am

After reading your article,I checked my cooling fan and It wasn’t connected properly. When connected properly,computer stopped hanging. Thanks a lot for helping me around.

shankar February 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

very good tips go ahead

Maica February 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm

i also have the same problem!! it is very full of hassle and disturbing!! so i thought i neede an electric fan running at the back of the monitor, but i was wrong it was the fan inside the CPU…

no w i know..

but steps2-4 is hard and in my age and knowldge i dont really know what to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sachin February 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm

The Best job

Dhananjay Sankar March 22, 2011 at 11:30 am


sujeet kumar March 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm


Ashok Pareek March 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm

hi i have a mercury bord and when i start my computer it show only mercury logo and when i press DEL then it’s showin only cd rom and hard disk and after it it’s getting hanged. plz solve my problam

faysal April 4, 2011 at 3:08 am

when i setup my laptop . Middest hang my laptop. What are the solve the problem

herschel April 8, 2011 at 11:25 am

yeah… thanks for the info.. maybe my hard disk have problems… maybe i should buy other hard disk


Himanhsu April 30, 2011 at 1:54 pm

nice solution

Pradnya June 2, 2011 at 11:26 am

My PC gets hang only when i start internet so what should i do???? to avoid this pblm…..

zeeshan June 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm

thanks dude it does really works……….
keep adding more things………good luck

Guhan June 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Good tips…..

Czar June 30, 2011 at 6:56 am

@kirit, the problem of your computer is infected a virus no end task manager…

kvd.prasad June 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Thankyou & plz tell us the some more tips for system hanging

darshan tabib July 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm

nice solution,thanks

sadiq July 14, 2011 at 11:04 pm

how to solve the blue screen problems in xp

fayaz July 15, 2011 at 2:54 am

my computer always hanging,some time i am waching movie in u tube or other.then if i keep normal mode 10 min after come back touch the mouse & keypard also not working.after 20 min automatic run again windows on.pls gime me answer as soon as.thanks

faizan July 20, 2011 at 12:36 am


actuallly i formated my friends pc his pc do not have DVD drive then i replace my pc hard disk to his hard disk the formated the hard disk . and i fix my hard disk from that day my system started hanging even i cannot watch online videos on youtube or other sites, unable to format the pc

can u help me

faizan July 20, 2011 at 12:36 am


actuallly i formated my friends pc his pc do not have DVD drive then i replace my pc hard disk to his hard disk the formated the hard disk . and i fix my hard disk from that day my system started hanging even i cannot watch online videos on youtube or other sites, unable to format the pc

can u help me

Akhil July 22, 2011 at 9:28 am

Thanks a lot for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amar July 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Disable any firewall and check if it resolve your problem, If resolve then uninstall firewall and install again. Second and most probably your system may hang due to SMPS, change your SMPS. Third Check your Hard disk for bad sector using seagate HDD utility. Fourth, Change the Data cable M/B to HDD

Salman Bhai August 9, 2011 at 6:29 pm

my pc hangs after 15-20 minutes and everything for eg.keyboard , mouse and i just cant do anything.Nothing works.plz any solution.yesterday i was playing a game and it hanged.I tried restarting it several times but nothing seems to happen.I am very disappointed.

muddassir August 13, 2011 at 9:23 am

my pc hang if playing game gta and playin video .what problem

jonias August 14, 2011 at 11:31 am

i have two hard disk one is 40gb and another is 180gb both of this hard disk i connected to the pc but the problem is when ever i am running a games or play a songs or watching video it is produce alot of sound from cabinet which is like the fan sound but could not get exactly either hard disk or fan. can anyone help me to solve this problem.
pc configuration is
1gb ram + 256mb
pentium 4(R) processor
compaq mother board

Alex August 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Thank You Very Much for the help. This Information will help me more in the near future when i get a new computer. God Bless!

harvz August 23, 2011 at 8:16 pm

you answered my mind question well wew tnx alot! this is the first time it happen to my computer and the reason is overheating so i adjust the fan speed to max level and it works well tnx!

†hOr September 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

hi, good day
i hav problem about my laptop,, when i tried to open a file my laptop hangs up.. what shud i do??
i wonder f why it hangs bec my laptop s new.. can you help me??? pls

den2x October 9, 2011 at 7:05 am

how can i fix overclocking faliure?… it is a contributing factor why pc hangs?

abuson October 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm

My compaq hp presario cq62 is jst 7month old, yestaday i just wake up to on d system it could nt on, i try again it on but after booting i could nt do any tin on it( it hang) i hv 2 remove batry, d prbl stil contnue… I open d syst remove d RAM and d hard disk, i blow d sytm clean d ram and fixt it back. I on it nd it work but after workn 4 one hour it stoped working(hang)… Now d system can not on again. Pls if any body has solution 2 dis problen, assist plz.

Debdulal October 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Can processor and motherboard compatibility causes computer hang? please response

Naren October 20, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Thank you very much

quvatoye October 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

good idea….
thanks bro

Jagan October 28, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Despite of cleaning my cpu wit a blower adding a new fan,disk clean up,error checking & defragmenting my windows 7(32bit) still hangs frequently..
My pc configuration:
Pentium 4 3ghz processor,d101ggc mother board,2gb ddr1 ram,500gb new wb hdd.
Sir,pls mail me a solution to my mail id below

Thnk u,Jagan.

prakash October 31, 2011 at 10:29 pm

my pc gets stuck i.e keyboard,mouse r not working wen i start wen restart again it works properly wat is the solution to prblm plz help me

ngel_14 November 5, 2011 at 6:33 am

tnx for the tips… so i can learn more..

sagar November 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm

great!!!!!!!!!!! its working……..

nived November 8, 2011 at 4:44 am

please help
i have nvidia geforce 8400 graphic card
2 gb ram
intel 945 s2 motherboard
320gb hdd
win xp sp2
but my pc freezes soo many times i have tried almost everything help me guys ? should i do

mukul naithani November 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

thank u so much…

Shiv Chauhan November 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm


Heamanth November 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Hi thanks a lot, Even i’m facing the same prob with my “AMD X2 7750 processor and 2 GB ram Gigabyte motherboard” Can you tell me is there any particular temperature for processor when it gets restarts. cos my sys works in 45C – 55C.. So pl share.. Thank you..

tapas ranjan rath November 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

i have a configuration of dual core 2.60 GHz processor ,2 GB ram, intel g41 mother board..but when i am playing games my system getting hanged …please guide me

marilou maalat November 26, 2011 at 8:55 am

Hi do you hep me?i have problem with my pc its just hangs up even in fb. before, it will start if i press the f5 but for now even i press the f5 it didnt work. CAN U HELP ME?THANK YOU

Rajagopal December 2, 2011 at 7:25 am

I was scratching my head with this problem, Thanks a lot.. it seems my hard disk (80 gb seagate) comes to end after5 yrs. have taken backup as well..thanks for the info :)

Jomster December 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Thanks a bunch! You have a knack for this kind of talent.

M.uzair December 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm

thank u so much ! Yar u solved my problem.

Mat December 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm

My computer hangs after 5-10 min of starting. I have cleaned the cpu and snps fan. But still the problem existing. System information is below

Mother Board: Asus P5RD2 VM
Ram: 512 MB
Its a 5 year old PC.
One more thing to mention that is the free space in C drive flactuates frequently though I do not install or copy anything there.
Please provide me a solution.

dzanrey December 15, 2011 at 8:18 am

my laptop hangs…. it hangs when i turn it on… and it hangs for a long period of time.. i don’t know what to do . :( HELP please..

mohamed December 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm


afith December 22, 2011 at 9:44 am

my laptop hangs after i add ram.. can use as usually but it hang when i open browser, games and install software.. can you tell me why and how to fix it? tqvm

arnold December 30, 2011 at 10:34 am

can you give some ideas why my pc hung up during installation of office spite that my pc are newly reformatted.

manas February 9, 2012 at 12:02 am

my laptop gets hanged when i am trying to play FIFA laptop model is dell vostro 1015.can you guide me to fix my problem?

Rabin p February 12, 2012 at 6:50 am

I have change my hard disk ,coller and processer too. But the computer hang after 30 or 40 seconds at operating system. But when i open bios setting it does not hang any me.

godwin February 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm

i have a problem wit my desktop. when it get to the desktop after some seconds it will hang. I check the memory and clean the board and the problem is not solve. Pls help.

alamgir February 27, 2012 at 2:01 am

helo I have asus see pc note book.I have problem if I watch any move 30 or 40 minets after my computer be cobe hang that time all funcation not working and computer give too much sound.also if I move any thing from one folder to other folder windows stop working automaticly and restart now what can I do please can help me

Ramanjeet Singh March 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm

To remove the bad sector i apply defragmentation technique As read your article .Obviously
it may take long time.It shows one of three option in blue colour is contiguous file.
what is this

avtar singh March 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

why my pc hang while working. my pc hard disk is 500GB and RAM is 1 GB

per calma March 19, 2012 at 8:54 am

i formatted the hard drive and installed new OS, still my PC freezes, what else could cause the hung?

avtar singh March 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm

my pc hang while working plz help me. my pc is 1 year old and have 500 gb harddisk and 1 gb ram.
also sometimes error msg appears ( a report of error msg create send to microsoft like that) plz help me

Hari April 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm


The OS in my laptop is windows XP Professional version. When I watch Youtube for some time,say 30 minutes, it becomes very slow and then hangs. Then the whole system becoming slow and sometime the system also hung. when i switch it of and try to re start,it is not starting. I have to wait another half an hour or so to again get the system working. I got licenced version of MC Afee installed and I scanned the system and found no virus.

Please help with a solution

chirag April 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

hay whan i open my leptop then they opan and hang when i was tray to switch off the leptop it not off and hang waht i do? plz tell me

rahulkumar April 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm

thanks for your advice

Raghavendra Annam May 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm

thanx ……troublefixers……thanx….

Rod May 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm

hai …. I just bought a used complet motherbord with proseser p4. when install all the component such as HDD, ram, dvd rom, and connect to the monitor, the monitor screen no conection. I change the same problem of no other cable conection, what should I do ….. please ………

Deepak May 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

i have done all these step but my system hung problem still now, please describe more option for shoot out this problem…….

I am waiting ……..

mizanur_mac May 26, 2012 at 10:28 am


taoreed May 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

my system hang totally. And when am tryin 2 restart it, it didn’t enter window again. Pls help

alford pogi ako tlga July 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

good job men

mahesh menaria August 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm

my laptop suddenly freezes after 30-50 minutes from startup… what can i do?

BHANU August 26, 2012 at 11:46 pm


dileep August 27, 2012 at 2:27 am


EASWARAN September 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm

thanks for a commant..

umama November 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm

i am having a problm my pc hangs n lcd screen went black n some times it heats up n suhutdown n thn restart again

plxxxxxx plxxx tell me what i have to do !

umama November 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm

my pc restarts and hangs n some times it automatically shutdown
plx tell what i have to do

karan shah November 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm

my computer is hanging alot when i am working on it a my key board also stops responding

os:win 7
processor:intel pentium 4 2.40 GHz
so man what is the solution

sAJJAD aLI December 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Thanks for info…

jmat December 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm

my pc samsung 6gb 64 operating system windows 7 intel core i5 hangs some mintues after switching it on I have uninstalled and cleaned my system, but it continues wnat should I do please…

ALi December 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm

yar mera computer hang hota ha plz help me how i fix it

ROSHITH.K December 20, 2012 at 8:31 am

Good job,and i hava a problum, my pc hang when read pdf files and copy contents in pen drive. Procesor is amd sempron, 2 gb ram and 250 gb hdd. Give me a solution via e-mail.

ali January 18, 2013 at 8:14 pm

i need help guys

hammad January 18, 2013 at 8:15 pm

yar mera fb account properly ni khul rha …kiun??

love it :) January 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm

i understand nothing….

erickson January 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm

PLEASE HELP!!i just bought a gaming computer last week but when i start and using hangs over and over again.and when i bring it back to the shop were i bought works properly no hang appears. please help:( what is the best solution for that..tnx in advanced:)

Mei January 30, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Can you please show the steps foschism scanning (step 2) as I am completely an idiot in IT…

pratyusha February 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm

my pc hp windows 7 ultimate hangs for sometimes whenever i switch on gets start after switch on it again.what should i do please…….

pratyusha February 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm

my pc hp windows 7 ultimate hangs sometimes whenever i switch on get start after when i restart it for 3 to 4 times.what should i do plz help.

mujtaba February 15, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Sir i dont know what problem exactly I am facing the thing is when I start computer sometimes it opens windows and after that it hangs I can’t do anything and if suppose I am trying to think I reinstall software then also it is hanging. I have to efans in my laptop both are running working. but I think because of heating problem my laptop is getting hanged. ram is very less days 256 mb it is cold compaq and I want to use it. if it is the hard disc problem it should not load the operating system I think it is the fan but fans a working now what

khate March 14, 2013 at 8:19 am

the computers fan do work properly but i wonder why it still hangs. Is it because of virus or?????

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