If you are facing Blue screen (BSOD) error or random freeze in Windows 10, then you are not alone. Many users reported BSOD and random freeze problem with Windows 10. You can try few tricks posted below to resolve these issues.
You can check Windows errors in Event Viewer. Press Windows Key + S and type Event Viewer. For blue screen error minidump file, you can download software from here.
There are two parts of fixes for these errors, the first one for those facing these errors right after updating their computers to Windows 10 Anniversary Update or any other update. Their computers get into restart loop with Blue screen error. The second list of fixes for those users who are facing Blue screen error and freezing problem randomly.
Update: Microsoft official methods to avoid Windows 10 Anniversary Update issue.
Method 1: Using the Recovery Console
Method 2: Using the Settings app from Safe Mode
If your system gets into Blue screen error with system restart loop, you need to access Safe Mode. There few ways to get info Safe Mode.
That should get you to the Advanced options.
Now select Startup Settings.
Now click restart to restart your system. After the restart, you should see a screen that allows you to choose from different Safe Mode options. Select number 4 option Safe Mode and boot. Once you get into Safe Mode check your drivers and softwares. Now you can proceed to below tricks.
Note: If you decided to fresh install Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Try below tricks.
Run winsock reset command
Many users have reported that Windows 10 freeze because of internet connection problems. If you’ve experienced similar problems on your computer, you should try the following:
Remove problematic software
Some software’s create problems with Windows 10. Like Speccy, Acronis True Image, Privatefirewall, McAfee, and Office Hub App can freeze your system. Uninstall these programs. Even I faced bluescreen reboot loop issue with a very small font software.
Disconnect all USB devices
Sometimes connected devices create freezing issues or blue screen issues with Windows 10. Disconnect any connected USB device before you turn on your system. When Windows 10 boots, you can connect your USB devices again.
Download latest chipset drivers
Update chipset drivers on your computer. Sometimes old USB 3.0 drivers can create issues with Windows 10. If possible update your USB 3.0 drivers also.
Update network drivers
Bad and old network drivers can also freeze Windows 10. Visit your network adapter manufacturer’s website and download the latest drivers. Also, update your Wifi card drivers. And if possible switch to a wired connection.
Turn off Link State Power Management
Turn Off Location Services
For some users, disabling Location Services can also fix these errors. If you have desktop or laptop without GPS device, disable location service. One service is better. To disable Location Service Go to Settings> Privacy> Location and turn that off.
Disable your dedicated graphic card
This is one of the main reason to Windows 10 freeze or crash. If you are facing blue screen error disable your display drivers. Run your computer without a graphic driver to see if an error occurs again or not. Download latest driver or last official driver for your graphic card. Avoid beta drivers and also do not download from Windows update. To disable your dedicated graphic card, do the following:
Disable AMD Cool’n’Quiet and Fast Boot in BIOS
Certain BIOS setting such as AMD Cool’n’Quiet or Fast Boot can also freeze your computer. Disable these features from BIOS and check if the issue is resolved. After you’ve disabled these settings, save changes and restart your computer.
Update your BIOS
Update your systems BIOS drivers. Old BIOS drivers can also create blue screen errors. Visit your motherboard manufacturer’s website and download the latest BIOS update. Please avoid this option if you do not know what BIOS update is. It can permanently damage your motherboard.
Flash your SSD
Flash your SSD firmware to newer one can also fix freezing and BSOD issues. You have to be careful while flashing your SSD firmware.