Does Your Windows 8 Crashes Too Often? Here’s The Quick-Fix

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For about a week, I have been getting queries from users who are unable to work on their PCs as a result of random Windows 8.1 crashes and subsequent data losses. The problem is quite frustrating as it causes loss of any unsaved data and requires the user to start over.

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You’re just 3 steps away from automatically fixing this problem….

  1. Download and install Diagnostic
  2. Perform driver update.
  3. Restart your computer.
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Uninstall Recent Updates

Apart from Microsoft which releases updates for their products, third-party publishers also push new updates and patches to fix security vulnerabilities, bugs, and other known issues.

There have been known cases when faulty, incompatible updates have caused Windows 8 crashes and runtime errors. Check your computer’s update history, and if you could find any new update(s) installed, uninstall them straightaway.

For FAQs on Windows Updates, visit the Microsoft Support Center.

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1. Press Windows Key + X, select Programs and Features.

2. Click View installed updates on the left.

3. Click the Installed On column-head to rearrange updates by their date of installation.

4. Uninstall recent updates one by one. To do so, right-click an update and choose the Uninstall option.

5. After an update is successfully uninstalled, don’t forget to reboot your machine.

Repair Protected System Files

When a computer loses power supply while saving information to a protected operating system file, it may leave you with a corrupted system file. This can make your Windows operating system become unstable or inoperable.

Thankfully, in Windows 8.1/ 8, it’s super easy to diagnose this problem. Windows comes with a tool to analyze your computer’s system files, and repair them on its own.

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1. Insert Windows Operating System installation disc.

2. Press Windows Key + X, select Command Prompt (Admin).

3. In the Command Prompt window that pops up, type the following command:

  • sfc/ scannow

Refresh your PC

Windows 8.1/ 8 includes a PC Refresh feature to quickly restore your PC to its factory default configurations. It’s quicker and more convenient than formatting your hard drive and reinstalling your operating system and dozens of other applications. The goal of the PC Refresh feature is to give your Windows a clean start.

1. Press Windows Key + X, select the Search option.

2. Type Refresh in the Search box.

3. Choose Everywhere (Windows 8.1); or click Settings (Windows 8).

4. Click Refresh your PC from the Search Results displayed on your screen.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Restore your PC Settings

System Restore is a significant tool first featured in Windows XP and then continued in all the subsequent versions. With just a matter of a few clicks, you can restore your computer back to an earlier restore point when it was functioning correctly.

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1. Right-click the Computer icon on your Desktop.

2. Select Properties.

3. In the System dialog that shows up, click Advanced System Settings.

4. Click the System Protection tab.

5. Click on the System Restore button, and follow the instructions on your screen.

Note:

  • System Restore requires you to restart your computer. Don’t forget to save all your unsaved work before you trigger this operation.

Perform Clean-Boot

Windows 8.1 crashes too often when a third-party startup item is malfunctioning. Disabling all unwanted Non-Microsoft startup items might be helpful.

1. Press Windows Key + X, select the Task Manager.

2. Click More details on the lower left.

3. Click on the Startup tab.

4. Click the Status column-head to rearrange all items by their current status (enabled/ disabled).

5. Disable all the Non-Microsoft items. (Right-click > Disable)

Diagnose Memory Problems

One of the major reasons behind Windows 8 problems is a memory leak caused when a part of the memory is not accessible to your operating system despite not being in use. When it occurs, your system may throw out a critical Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) with MEMORY_MANAGEMENT or PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA messages.

Troubleshoot-Memory-Leaks

1. Press Windows Key + X, select the Search option.

2. Type Memory in the Search.

3. Select Everywhere from the drop-down box (Windows 8.1), or click Settings icon (Windows 8).

4. Open Diagnose your computer’s memory problems.

5. Once the memory testing and diagnostic utility pop up, click Restart now and check for problems.

Update System Drivers

If none of the above helps, try updating your graphics, sound and network drivers to their newer versions. Obsolete drivers are known to have caused this issue.

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1. Press Windows Key + X, select the Device Manager.

2. Expand the top-most node.

3. Click the View menu, select Show hidden devices.

4. Do you see any drivers with a yellow-color exclamation mark? Delete them all by using the Uninstall option.

5. Now, right-click your Video Card, select Update driver software option. Choose the first option to automatically search for a newer driver version online.

6. In the same manner, update your other sound and network drivers.