6 Ways to Easily Fix Windows 11 Keeps Freezing

You can learn the reasons for Windows 11 keeps freezing and 6 methods to fix the problem as well as a way to backup system for better data protection. Please read on for more details.


by Clytze Updated on October 24, 2022

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Why does Windows Keep Freezing?

Recently a lot of users have reported that they encountered the problem that Windows 11 keeps freezing randomly. Since Windows 11 is currently under development and users are probably encountering problems with the graphical user interface, most users are associating the Windows 11 keeps freezing with the GUI problems.

Alternatively, the freezing could also be a result of corrupted or upgraded files that the system failed to install when upgrading to Windows 11. Downloading Windows 11 from an unauthorized source may cause malware to tamper with the system thus causing Windows 11 freezing after update.

If you have upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11 and are experiencing the freezing issue, uninstalling Windows 11 and rolling back to Windows 10 is a feasible option. Also, you can read on to learn 6 useful ways to fix the Windows 11 keeps freezing randomly issue.

How to Fix Windows 11 Freezing

Next, this article will introduce 6 solutions to the Windows 11 keeps freezing problem in turn. You can try these methods one by one until this problem is solved. Besides, this article will also introduce how to backup your system to better protect your data. You can read on for more details.

Method 1. Adjust Screen Resolution

If your computer screen does not support higher resolutions, then there is a high probability that Windows 11 keeps freezing. This is because the higher resolution triggers the GPU to process on the screen, but if the system has a lower GPU, then it will freeze the system. You can change the resolution of the screen by following the steps below.

Step 1. Click Start > Settings to open the Windows Settings app.

Step 2. Click System in the left pane and go to Display > Scale & layout.

Step 3. Under the Display resolution section, choose the resolution you want.

Display Resolution

Step 4. Keep change on the confirmation tab.

Method 2. Change Virtual Memory

Insufficient RAM can also cause Windows 11 keeps freezing and even BSOD (black screen of death). So you can increase the space reserved for RAM overflow by adding virtual memory to solve the Windows 11 screen freezes problem.

Step 1. Open the Settings app from the Start menu and search for Performance settings.

Step 2. Click Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows to open the Performance Options window.

Step 3. Under the Advanced tab, click the Change button.

Step 4. In the Virtual Memory window, compare the Recommended and the Currently allocated value.

Change Virtual Memory

If the value of Currently allocated is lower than the value of Recommended, uncheck the box of Automatically manage paging file size for all drives, click Custom size, enter the Recommended value into the Initial size box, enter a larger value in the Maximum size box and click OK to save the change.

If the value of Currently allocated is higher, skip the rest steps and go to the next solution.

Method 3. Update GPU Drivers

Outdated graphics card drivers are also a cause of Windows 11 keeps freezing. If you have upgraded to Windows 11 from an older version of Windows but are still using the old GPU drivers, then Windows 11 will keep freezing after the upgrade.

Step 1. Open Device Manager via the Win + X menu.

Step 2. Expand Display adapters, right-click on your graphic card driver and choose Update driver.

Update Driver

Step 3. Choose Search automatically for drivers. If there is an available driver, Windows will install it on your PC automatically.

Method 4. Delete Temporary Files

When you delete or uninstall applications on your system, some temporary files may be left behind. If too many of these temporary files pile up, they can make storage space low, system performance poor or even freezing problems all the time.

Step 1. Launch Windows Settings and go to System > Storage.

Step 2. Locate the Local Disk section and click Temporary files.

Step 3. Check all the boxes of the temporary files you want to delete and click Remove files.

Remove Files

Method 5. Run DISM and SFC Scan

Windows 11 keeps freezing probably because of corrupt system files, so you can use the checker tools SFC and DISM included in the operating system to fix this problem. The checking tools will scan Windows for corrupt system files and replace them.

Step 1. Right-click the Start button and select Windows Terminal (Admin) from the menu.

Step 2. Enter the following command in the terminal and hit Enter:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

DISM Command

Step 3. After the DISM scan completes, run the following command:

sfc /scannow

The scan will take a while to complete, so please be patient and when it is done, please restart your computer to see if the problem is solved.

Method 6. Reset Windows

If none of the previous methods help you solve the problem that Windows 11 keeps freezing, then you can try a utility included in Windows 11 - Reset this PC feature. It will roll back your device to factory settings and you can choose to keep or discard your data.

Step 1. Open Start > Settings > System > Recovery and click the Reset this PC button.

Reset This PC

Step 2. Choose the type of reset you want to do – either keep your files (which you probably want) or remove everything and start fresh.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions to and wait while your PC is reset to a working state.

Backup System in Advance to Better Protect Data Security

Problems like Windows 11 keeps freezing often happen suddenly, and to fix the problem, you may need to try different solutions several times, which is very time-consuming. And some of these methods may bring the risk of data loss, such as resetting your computer.

Therefore, for better data security, it is recommended that you back up your system regularly. In this way, even if you accidentally encounter a problem like Windows 11 keeps freezing, you don't spend too much time seeking a solution, you can use the system backup file to restore quickly and then use your computer normally.

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a good choice, it can backup your system for free, and you can choose the different backup frequencies (Daily, Weekly, and Monthly) to perform the scheduled backup, it will automatically backup your system regularly according to this frequency.

Incremental backup: When you perform the scheduled backup, this software will choose the incremental backup method for you to run scheduled backups by default, which can help you improve backup efficiency and save disk space.
Various destination paths: It allows you to backup the system to various destination locations, such as HDD, SSD, external hard drive, USB flash drive, network drive, cloud drive, NAS, etc.
Multiple operating systems: It supports multiple OS, including Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, both 32bit and 64bit.

Before you start the backup process, first you need to download this free backup software. If you are a Windows Server user, you can choose AOMEI Backupper Server to help you.

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download

Step 1. Open AOMEI Backupper Standard and click Backup > System Backup.

System Backup

Step 2. It will select Windows system partition and boot-related partitions automatically. And you just need to select a destination.

Select Destination

Step 3. Click Start Backup to backup your system.

Start Backup

Options: You can write comments, enable email notification as well as choose the compression level for your system backup.
Schedule Backup: You can backup your system with fixed intervals such as Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event trigger and USB plug in. And the last two are available in the Pro version.
Backup Scheme: You can choose different backup methods (Full backup, Incremental backup or Differential backup). You can also enable automatic backup cleanup feature. And this feature and the last two backup methods are available in AOMEI Backupper Professional and higher versions.       


This article introduces why Windows 11 keeps freezing and 6 ways to fix it. When you encounter this problem, you can refer to the methods mentioned in the article. For better data security, it is recommended that you use the free backup software AOMEI Backupper Standard to backup your system regularly.

It allows you to set different frequencies to automatically backup your system to different destinations, and it also supports incremental backup method to improve backup efficiency, and it works on different versions of Windows systems. In this way, if you encounter this situation again then you don't have to spend a lot of time finding a solution, you can just restore and use your computer normally with the system backup file.

In addition, this software also provides Disk Backup, File Backup, and Partition Backup features to protect your computer in all aspects. You can download this software to explore more useful features.

Clytze · Editor
Clytze, an editor at AOMEI Technology, is passionate about safeguarding your digital world. She dedicates her expertise to empower users like you in data security and recovery. She firmly believes that everyone should have the tools and knowledge to protect their digital assets through computer backup, seamless disk cloning, and efficient file synchronization. Clytze is your trusted guide on the journey to data safety.