Tired of your computer freezing, rebooting or giving you the dreaded Blue Screen of Death? David Ludlow explains how to make your PC more dependable
We’ve all experienced the frustration of merrily typing away when suddenly - bang! - your trusty computer locks up and won’t respond no matter what you do. You sit there waiting, hoping and eventually praying for Windows to right itself, but deep down you know it’s only a matter of time before you have to press the power button and risk losing anything you haven’t recently saved.
While a frozen PC is annoying, a computer that crashes often is enough to reduce the best of us to tears. To make matters worse, it can be incredibly difficult to pinpoint the cause of these seemingly random crashes. The usual fixes are to update your drivers, install software updates and download the latest versions of your programs. But if you’ve tried all those and you’re still pulling your hair out, what do you do next?