Causes and What to do When Your Laptop Hangs [2024]

In this article, techtani will share with you Causes and What to do When Your Laptop Hangs.

Laptops are simple portable computers that can be taken anywhere and are very useful in supporting various kinds of work, ranging from office work, school or college assignments, even to selling online.

When a problem occurs when the laptop is used, such as suddenly hangs, it will certainly hamper our work.

Causes and What to do When Your Laptop Hangs

Therefore, it is necessary to explore how to deal with a laptop hang so that work can return smoothly.

Hanging problems don’t always happen on old or old laptops, because sometimes even new laptops will hang.

Of course, because there is something wrong with both the software and the hardware of the laptop itself.

Causes of Laptop Hangs

Before discussing how to solve a laptop hang, it would be nice to know the cause first. The following are some of the factors that cause laptops to hang frequently:

Lack of memory

If your laptop has a small RAM, it would be nice to think carefully in advance when you want to install applications, whether your laptop will be strong or not.

Because if the RAM is too minimal, it will be very heavy to run large enough applications. For that, don’t forget to know the minimum specifications to install the application.

Too Many Apps

By installing many applications, the hard drive capacity will be full. Of course, when the hard drive is full, the laptop’s performance will be slow and cause it to hang.

So, it would be nice to only install applications that are really needed. After all, why to install a lot of applications if you don’t use them, they only fill the hard drive.

Temporary Files That Are Too Long Stored

Too many temporary files that have been stored for a long time are also one of the causes of the laptop hangs.

You should always check the files that have been stored for a long time in the laptop’s memory and always clean them, so they don’t interfere with the laptop’s performance.

If it is already interfering with the performance of the laptop, then you must take action immediately. For reference, you can read how to speed up Windows laptop performance

Many Programs and Services Are Running

This is also one of the reasons why the laptop suddenly hangs. With so many programs running on a laptop, of course, it will make our laptop “tired” of working so that it hangs.

For that, you should only run applications that are actually used, applications that are not used are better closed. This will free up a little RAM so the laptop can run smoothly.

There is a Maxxxre or Spxxxre Vxxxs

It’s not strange if our laptop is exposed to a vxxxs that can interfere with laptop performance. Computer vixxxes can come from various directions, can be from the internet or others.

To increase your knowledge, you can also identify the types of dangerous computer vixxxes. Use antivirus to prevent these vixxxes. For Windows users, you can use Windows Defender.

There is Corruption in Files

Corrupt files can occur for various reasons, the most common of which is a vxxxs. Corrupt files will greatly affect the performance of the laptop when the corrupted files are system files.

Therefore, the thing that must be done is to repair the operating system that is commonly used. This is certainly different from the usual files that can be solved by fixing a corrupt rar.

Many Antivirus Programs

To protect the laptop from the dangers of incoming viruses, an antivirus program is needed. However, if too many antivirus programs are used, it will make the laptop work more extra.

This is what makes the laptop suddenly hang. Therefore, use an antivirus program that suits your needs and always update the antivirus program so that it remains active in protecting the laptop.

For Windows 10 users who have previously disabled Windows Defender, it would be nice to just activate it again. You see, the antivirus can be said to be sufficient to protect files on the laptop.

There Is A Problem With The Hard Disk

It’s not just the application or program on the laptop that causes the laptop to hang. Problems can also occur because of an error on the laptop hard drive itself.

Some of them are because there is too little space on the hard drive while there are many installed applications.

The way to deal with a laptop hanging, for this reason, is to upgrade the hard drive, either by replacing it or by increasing its capacity. Then do a defragmenter on the hard drive periodically.

One more thing that is important is to prevent the hard drive from hard shocks, hot temperatures, and also dust so that the hard drive does not get damaged quickly. However, if it is already damaged, you can read how to repair a damaged hard drive.

There is a Problem with Network Connectivity

High network traffic can cause the laptop to hang or a vxxxs trying to enter the laptop system.

The way to fix this is to restart the switch/hub and use the port scanner to see what data is currently coming in and out of the laptop.

Overheated Hardware

This is a problem that often occurs and causes the laptop to hang. Hardware overheating problems can occur in the CPU, processor, hard drive, and VGA card.

This in general can burden the laptop so that it reduces the performance of the laptop itself which eventually hangs. And even often too, because the laptop overheats suddenly restart itself.

Therefore, always make sure the temperature of the laptop is stable by adding a special fan or fan for the laptop so that the CPU gets sufficient air circulation and can run properly.

How to Overcome Laptop Hang

When using a computer or laptop, things to avoid are problems such as slow, sluggish, stuck, or hangs.

The reason is, the existence of these problems can cause other problems related to laptop performance.

As I explained earlier, the cause of a laptop hang can be caused by many things. However, you don’t need to worry because you can minimize this possibility by knowing some of the main causes.

Then, how to solve this laptop hang?

#1. Enter Safe Mode

If the operating system used is a Windows operating system, then one way to deal with a laptop that hangs when it is just turned on is to enter Safe Mode.

With Safe Mode, sometimes it can be the right way to solve the problem of a laptop hanging. Especially if the cause is an unsuitable driver or damage to Windows files.

To enter Windows Safe Mode, please restart your laptop and immediately press the F8 key repeatedly, later there will be several options, and select Safe Mode. For more details, please read how to enter Windows Safe Mode.

After success, please repair the driver or uninstall the application that is considered the cause. That way, there is a possibility that the laptop hang will be resolved.

#2. Uninstall Driver

The cause of the laptop hangs can be due to drivers that do not match the type of operating system or hardware installed on your laptop, causing problems when it is just turned on.

For that, the way to deal with a laptop hang that you can do is to uninstall the driver if it doesn’t match your laptop.

After uninstalling, install the driver using the software or you can download it from the official website of your laptop.

The thing you need to do in order to avoid this problem is that you need to know the laptop bits that match the drivers, also read how to view laptop bits. And to find a suitable driver you can look in the Device Manager.

#3. Reinstall OS

If the laptop hangs frequently accompanied by the appearance of error messages indicating that Windows is damaged, then this indicates that you need to repair the Windows file.

If you’ve ever done a system backup, maybe you can restore it. However, if you’ve never done it before, then the next step you should take is to reinstall the operating system.

The process of reinstalling the operating system is actually very easy. If you are still confused, please read how to install Windows 10 as a guide that can be followed.

#4. Replacing RAM

RAM has a function to temporarily store application data that you use. The more applications that run, the more RAM usage on the laptop.

Well, if your laptop’s RAM is only 2GB, it will be very heavy when running many applications at once. The risk, yes the laptop will be slow and hang.

For that, you can upgrade RAM 2x. For example, previously you used 2GB of RAM, then you can upgrade the RAM to 4GB. It will greatly affect the performance of the laptop.

Previously, you had to know the type of RAM used first because there are several types such as DDR2, DDR3, DDR4, to DDR5. If you don’t know the steps, please read how to check the type of laptop RAM.

#5. Check Hard Drive

Hard drives can not always be used, there are times when the hard drive asks to be replaced. It’s not too visible symptoms of a damaged hard drive, so users are not too aware of it.

However, you can check it using an application, namely Harddisk Sentinel. Please download and install the Harddisk Sentinel application first.

After you open it, you will see the health of the hard drive. If it is still 100%, it means that the health of the hard drive is still normal. However, if it is below 99%, then you should be wary.

The solution when health is below 99% is to replace the hard drive. Please replace the hard drive according to your needs. It’s different when using an SSD, health of 99% and below can still run smoothly.

Well, that’s a few ways to deal with laptop hangs that you can practice. Sorry if there are still many shortcomings because this article is based on personal experience and what I know.

Maybe enough articles that I can convey. Hopefully, this article can be useful and add insight to all of us.

Sharing Is Caring:

Tania is the CEO and founder of TechTani, Tania is also active in the world of computers and technology. Has an information technology degree from a well-known university in Thailand.

Leave a Comment