|I'll start by saying nobody really knows why your computer freezes, lock-up,
hangs, or stop responding. (I'll use these terms interchangeably throughout this
article.) The reasons vary and no single event, process, or device can be the
cause and cure to every lockup or freeze. I have searched high and low; over the
years for a simple, easy to diagnose solution to the lock-up problem. However,
in some cases I am able to isolate and correct the
culprit. More often than not, the culprit is a buggy device driver.
The reason(s) you may experience computer freezes, could be software related or hardware related; perhaps it's a combination of both. Below is a broad list of some of common causes of computer freezes.
OK, the kitchen sink is pushing it.. but you get the picture. Now that we know what may cause your computer to freeze or lockup the real question is how to isolate the cause and solve it.
Since there are numerous sites that addresses this issue I have composed a list that should be helpful.