Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Why Does a Laptop Crash? The Top 9 Reasons

A crash includes things like blue screens, random reboots and just randomly shutting down without a warning. It’s very disgusting for a laptop owner when his laptop refuses to work. There are several factors that lead to a laptop crash.


Viruses are one of the main causes of laptops crashes. The first sign of virus infection is system instability. Some viruses erase the boot sector data or even install themselves there. They can do serious damage to your laptop. So, make sure that you have installed an anti-virus on your system. A high quality antivirus can identify and remove a high percentage of viruses.

Faulty Hard Drive

Sometimes hard drive begins to breakdown due to defect or prolonged use, a laptop will crash and in few cases it may not start again. So, laptop owners must keep back up of their important data. Once they notice problems with their hard drive, they should have the part replaced with a new one.


Hard disk drives

 The information on the drives starts to become fragmented within few weeks. It is good to defragment a drive every week to prevent the screen freezes or slow speed. Use can use Windows’ Disk Defragmenter to defragment the information. It may take a long time depending on the amount of information on the drives.


CPUs are equipped with fans to keep them cool. If the fans fails to cool the CPU if may crash due to overheating. You can get better fans for your PC. So, that it does not over heat.

 Bad Programs

A common cause of a crash is bad-installed or faulty software. You can cure it by uninstalling the software and then reinstalling it. You can use CCleaner to uninstall the software and even remove the references in the system registry. You can also use CCleaner to clear useless data and even errors in system registry.

Dirt and Dust 

Make sure that your laptop is free of dirt and dust and all the fans are working properly because dirt and dust does not allow your computer to take up heavy tasks. You can clear the dirt and dust yourself by opening the machine.

Hardware Conflicts

Laptops can crash if it is receiving conflicting information. It’s not harmfully every time but can cause crashes. You can see if there’s a hardware conflict by opening the Device Manager. If a device has a problem a yellow ‘!’appears next to its description in the Device Manager.

Corrupt Drivers

If a driver has an error, it commands the hardware what to do. If they are not working properly, they can show up blue screen. These blue screens usually carry an error message. Once you find the corrupted driver you can search for an updated driver and install it.

Bad Memory or Motherboard

Some crashes that result in a blue screen of death (BSODS) occur because of memory or motherboard issue. It happens because the data that should be stored in memory could not be retrieved. You can test memory with a utility like Memtest86 and a built-in motherboard diagnostic tool.


 This list should provide you some insight why your laptop crashes. I hope this article has helped you.

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