Laptop Keeps Freezing

Leigh_4

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I've had my laptop since May, and recently it's been freezing a lot, and I can't figure out why. I did a factory reset but it's still happening. And by freezing, I mean that the whole laptop stops working, and I can't move the cursor either. It usually comes back without me having to do anything but wait, but sometimes it shows a blue screen which tells me that it found an error and has to restart. I'd really appreciate some help.
 
Try running the laptop in "Safe Mode" and see if you get the same problems. If you don't, then something is on the computer that is the cause. Software, virus, malware, etc.

How to enter "Safe Mode" when booting the computer.

In Windows 8 and 10...

As your computer restarts, press F8 (possibly a few times) to enter "Safe Mode"

a. Press the "F4" key to Enable "Safe Mode".
(The computer will then start in "Safe Mode" with a minimal set of drivers and services.)

b. Press the "F5" key to Enable "Safe Mode" with Networking.
( Once "Safe Mode" with Networking starts, Windows is in Safe Mode, with additional network and services for accessing the Internet and other computers on your network.)

c. Press the "F6" key to Enable "Safe Mode" with Command Prompt.
(In "Safe Mode" with "Command Prompt" starts Windows in Safe Mode, with a Command Prompt window instead of the Windows interface. This option is mostly only used by IT professionals.)

Now sign in to the computer with your account name and password. (If you have one set.) When you are finished troubleshooting, you can exit "Safe Mode" restarting your computer.


In Windows 7/Vista/XP...

1. Immediately after turning on the computer, or restarting it (usually after you hear your computer beep), tap the F8 key, repeatedly, in 1 second intervals.

2. The computer will then display hardware information and run a memory test.

3. Next the "Advanced Boot Options" menu will appear.

4. In the "Advanced Boot Options" menu use the arrow keys to select "Safe Mode" or "Safe Mode with Networking" and press ENTER.
 

Leigh_4

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Thanks for your help. I got into safe mode and it didn't freeze at all. Any idea of what I should do next?
 
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