System crashes are annoying and time consuming. Every time your computer crashes you have to restart the computer and wait patiently to start using the applications and software programs. If you are experiencing a number of system crashes it is important to try to find the source of the problem to prevent it from happening again.
Here is a list of some of the most common reasons system crashes occur.
Viruses and Spyware. The number one reason for system crashes is because your system contains a virus or spyware. One of the reasons viruses were invented was to try to crash out systems. If you experience a system crash you should immediately run a virus scan as well as a malware scan. This could prevent the problem from happening.
Defragmenting. When you save a large number of files on your computer it takes up hard drive space. When you delete them those spaces stay there. This causes some software programs to be installed in a number of different spots on your hard drive. When you go to use that program it has to find the files and if they are in different spots it could cause the system to crash. Try to defragment the computer so that all files are put together. This could prevent system crashes from happening.
Overheating. Another common cause of system crashes is because the cooling system on the computer is not working. When a computer gets overheated it will shut off and try to heal itself by letting it cool down. Make sure all your cooling fans are working properly. If not fix them as this may fix the problem of system crashes.