Working When A Computer Keeps Crashing And Restarting
It can be frustrating to attempt to troubleshoot why a computer keeps crashing. The issue can be due to hardware or software issues. This post takes a look at three key areas to focus on when analyzing these issues.
Begin with checking the hardware for signs of overheating. You can easily crash PC laptops or computers by placing them to closer radiator or blocking the air vents. Make sure this is not happening and that there is no dust blocking air inlets. Out to the BIOS menu as the Windows operating system is starting up to check what the diagnostics settings are reporting. You may identify that the CPU temperatures are getting too high are that the fan speeds have dropped below standards. This may relate to problems with the heat sink on the CPU or damage to internal fans. Open the PC to check these for signs of damage.
Next, consider the possibility of there being bad sectors on the hard drive memory. This can happen due to a variety of software and hardware faults. Start up the Windows disk checking utility (via the properties section for each hard drive partition) to analyze and repair faults.
The third major area to consider is software damage, in particular to the registry. Registry corruption normally occurs due to viruses so will a full scan of your hard drive using an up-to-date anti virus application. Application changes may also explain why a computer keeps crashing, especially if new applications overwrite shared key settings. These are best repaired by using registry cleaners to rectify the faults automatically. If however your computer cannot restarts fully then you may need to rollback changes to the registry file. This can be done by using the last known good configuration as the system is starting up or using System Restore to rollback to an earlier healthy configuration of the registry.