Windows 11 is still under development, and as a result, users encounter problems when some program features freeze or the computer freezes randomly. This problem occurs not only on Windows 11 devices but also on Windows 10 devices.
In most cases, it’s just software bugs that are automatically fixed as soon as you update the software. But in some extreme scenarios, users may need to reboot the computer to get the necessary software working.
What causes a Windows 11 computer to freeze?
Some users have complained that Windows 11 constantly freezes randomly. Since Windows 11 is currently still under development, most users attribute Windows 11 hangs to a graphics problem. Since Windows 11 is still in the early stages of development, it is likely that users are experiencing GUI issues such as instability, etc.
Another cause of Windows 11 freezing could be corrupted files or files that the system failed to install when upgrading to Windows 11. Downloading Windows 11 from an unauthorized source can also open the way for malware that can manipulate your system so that your computer accidentally freezes.
How to resolve the “Windows 11 freezing” problem?
Perform an SFC scan
- Click in the search box, type cmd, right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
- In the CMD window, type sfc /scannow and press Enter to run the scan and restore.
- This will take some time. Patiently wait for the process to complete.
Performing a Windows memory test
- Press Win + R, type mdsched.exe and click OK.
- In the pop-up window, select the first option – Restart now and check for problems (recommended).
- Windows 11 will restart and run the test.
Update the GPU driver
- Open the Device Manager via the Win + X menu.
- Expand the Display Adapters section, right-click the graphics card driver and select Update Driver.
- Select Automatically check for driver availability.
- If the driver is available, Windows will automatically install it on your computer.
Change the screen resolution
- Click Start -> Preferences to open the Windows Preferences application.
- Click System in the left pane and go to Display -> Scale and Layout.
- Under Display resolution, select the desired resolution.
- Finally, save your changes.
Delete temporary files
- Start Windows Preferences and go to System -> Storage.
- Find the Local Drive section and click on Temporary files.
- Check all the boxes for the temporary files that you want to delete, and then click Delete Files.