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Any windows user, especially a gamer, has encountered the app has stopped working error at least once. The error message usually pops up and kills the program that it is associated with. This step by step tutorial will help you fix the ‘app has stopped working on your computer’ error.
Method #1: Check for System errors
The first thing to do is to ensure that your system files are not compromised.
Click on the search icon on the taskbar then search for ‘cmd’ as shown below. You now need to hit ‘Run as administrator’ to launch with admin privileges.
Copy and paste the code below then press Enter to run the command
Wait for the process to run to completion. This is an offline method for scanning system files specifically for any malware induced errors.
If the system finds errors, the errors will be fixed. After restarting your computer, all your problems should be fixed!
Method #2: Troubleshoot your hard disk
A faulty hard disk may cause errors for programs that attempt to read or write onto the memory. This is a likely cause for applications to stop working on your computer.
Open the file explorer and locate the local disk C. Right click on disk C then select properties as shown below:
Navigate to the tools tab at the top then hit the ‘Check’ button as illustrated below:
You now need to click on ‘scan drive’ to start checking the drive for errors.
The process should take around 10 minutes, depending on the memory allocated to drive c. If your drive is okay, you should see the message below. In case the system contains errors, follow the instructions shown to fix the errors.
Method #3: Check for conflicting Processes
Due to poorly programmed programs, some applications may experience conflicts when running. This method helps you determine if your computer has such issues.
Double press ‘Windows Key + R’ then type and run ‘msconfig’ as illustrated below:
Navigate to the ‘Services’ tab at the top panel. You now need to check the box beside ‘Hide all Microsoft services.’ Ensuring that all the processes are selected, hit the ‘Disable all’ button at the bottom right side. You now need to hit ‘Apply’ then ‘OK’ to save the changes made. Restart your computer and attempt to run the application that had the ‘stopped working’ error.
You can now successfully resolve the ‘App has stopped working on your computer’ error. Which method worked best for you? Please let us know in the comment section below.