Troubleshooting why my computer keeps freezing involves using many Windows utilities and log files to locate the root cause. This post shows you which programs are of use and how they can be used to resolve these issues.
If your laptop keeps freezing repeatedly then the first thing to check is possible hardware faults. Open the BIOS menu under diagnostics section and make sure that the fan speeds are acceptable. In addition check the CPU temperatures are not becoming excessive. This is critical as you do not want the internal components overheating.
It is also worth checking that air vents are kept clear of dust as this could also cause the inside of the PC to overheat.
Following this, you can check hardware components more generally using the device manager utility. It will indicate if there are hardware conflicts between components and peripherals or if there are any issues with device drivers (software utilities that drive the hardware components). The product also suggests different ways to resolve these issues.
The main file I use when my computer keeps freezing to locate any error codes is the event viewer log file (start menu/run program/type in eventvwr). This handy utility will give you an indication of exceptions that where being tracked in the moments before the laptop keeps freezing. Exception codes are especially handy for researching the root cause of the fault online and identifying the application that is at fault.
You should also be checking for signs of any viruses, adware or malware programs on your system. Any of these types of issues can damage operating system applications leading to computer freeze.
A more general issue to be aware of is the lack of free space on the disk that can lead to the operating system not having enough virtual memory to function correctly. It is best to always keep 10% or more of the hard drive left empty for this purpose. Clear out extra space by un-installing programs you don't need.