One of the common problems that one encounters with notebooks is failure in hard drive. Experts say that there is a bigger probability of laptop crashes on startup on notebooks than in desktop hard drives since they could be bouncing a lot during trips.
So, in the middle of your work, your notebook would either freeze, shutdown, or have a self-reboot. At times, a notebook that crashed will not be able to power down or you may see a blue or a black screen depending on your operating system.
These laptop problems have different causes. Thus, it is a little hard to come up with just one standard laptop troubleshooting solution. But the good news is that there are known solutions that yield to positive outcome.
Do you have the same problems with your laptop? Would you like to know simple, yet helpful tips about small laptop computers and how to fix a crash? Here are some steps:
Issue (1): Notebooks with a blue screen:
You might have heard of the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) a lot of times. As its name implies, this blue screen shows up when Windows detects a threat, which stops the notebook from rebooting. BSOD typically appears in case there is a hardware failure or a driver conflicts.
When Windows is experiencing a problem, BSOD usually displays the actual error. Hence, it is easier to detect what really the issue is.
In some cases, just by rebooting the notebook, the issue gets resolved. If you always get a specific error that says STOP: 0x0000007E, you can check Microsoft-Help-Center for some possible troubleshooting steps. You may need to have a windows reinstall when the problem is at its worst case.
Issue (2): Spontaneous reboot or shutdown:
Sometimes, the computer will reboot automatically in case you have upgraded your hardware and your chosen component is incompatible with the system.
To deal with this, it is the best to replace the hardware, or remove it totally from your computer. However, if you are sure that the problem is not hardware related, there are 2 more things you can check.
Blocked or dust-congested fans could be another reason. The computer easily heats up when there are too much dust or any accumulated tiny particles beside the fan. Shutting down by itself is the notebook's way to warn you of the possible problems.
One of the most common reasons for automatic reboots and shut down is having a virus. Have a regular update on your security system and do not fail to run a hard drive full scan. Of course, it is not enough to just run the update.
Issue (3): Frozen notebook:
If your mouse, keyboard or application switching is not responding properly, the very first thing you have to do is to power your computer down. This usually resolves the problem, but in this case you may lose your work in case you failed to save it previously.
Overloading the memory could cause computer freezing. When several programs are running spontaneously, then the speed slows down. Malwares can also elevate the effect, so it is important that you have an anti-spyware installed on your computer.
You can start fixing the issue by pressing on the CTRL + ALT + DEL keys in the keyboard until the task manager window appears. Close all programs, which are not responding, or do a long press on the power's button to shut the computer down.
If the same problem is caused by the same program, then an update may be needed. Or you can go for defragmenting to clean up some spaces. And lastly, buy a registry cleaner to fix the registry on your windows.
If all the troubleshooting steps you tried did not work, then it is recommended that you check the issue with your laptop repair company for maximum laptop repair help.
In this context, I strongly advise you to check online reviews to see what others experienced with the laptop, which you are going to buy.