What To Do If Apps Keep Crashing On Windows 11/10

Windows 11 is a decent operating system. But, that doesn’t hide the fact that the issues do surface time and again. For instance, with the option Windows Update i.e. KB5022360 many users complained of app crashes on their Intel-powered PCs especially those who were running old drivers.

So, if you are in a similar situation where not just one but multiple or all apps are crashing on your Windows PC, we have enlisted some of the most effective ways in which you can fix the issue.

Programs Crashing On Your Windows 11/10 PC? Here are The Fixes –

Solution No. 1 – Restart Your Computer

Before opting for any advanced measures, you can start by simply rebooting your PC which will help clear off all background processes, RAM, temporary files, and caches. Even after restarting the PC, the apps keep crashing on your Windows PC, you can move on to the next measures mentioned in this post.

Solution No. 2 – Run SFC Scan

Corrupt system files are often the root cause behind Windows issues. And, if apps are repeatedly crashing on your PC, chances are that there are corrupt system files on your system. Here the best bet is to run a simple SFC scan in your administrative Command Prompt. Here are the steps for the same –

1. In the Windows search bar, type cmd and click on Run as administrator from the right-hand side.

2. When the Command Prompt opens, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.


3. Wait for the scanning to get over.

Solution No. 3 – Uninstall and Reinstall App

If there are one or two apps that are repeatedly crashing on your computer, it could be that they were not installed properly. In this case, you can completely uninstall it and then reinstall the problematic app. Ensure that you have uninstalled the app completely in a way that no remnants of the uninstalled apps are left behind.

Solution No. 4 – Reset The Problematic Apps

Again, if only one or two Microsoft apps are crashing now and then, you can try resetting those apps. For some users, this method has worked out wonders. It is important to note that this step will clear all of the app’s data. Here are the steps to reset Microsoft apps –

On Windows 10 –

1. Open Settings by pressing Windows + I.

2. Click on Apps.

Click on Apps

3. From the left-hand pane, click on Apps & Features.

4. From the right, locate the problematic app and click on Advanced options under the app’s name.

Advanced options

5. Click on the Reset option.

Reset option

On Windows 11 –

1. Open Settings by pressing Windows + I.

2. From the left-hand pane, click on Apps.

system apps

3. Click on Installed Apps from the right.

Installed Apps

4. Click on the three horizontal dots next to the app’s name and click on Advanced Options.

Install Advanced Options

5. Scroll down and click on Reset.

click on Reset

Check if the apps have stopped crashing on your computer. If not, move on to the next solution.

Solution No. 5 – Uninstall The Latest Update

As we mentioned before, a recent update might be the reason why apps are crashing on your PC. You can either wait till Microsoft itself fixes the issue and releases a stable version or you can uninstall the update. Here are the steps to uninstall any recently installed update on your PC –

On Windows 10 –

1. Press Windows + I and open Settings.

2. Click on Update & Security.

Update & Security

3. From the right-hand side, click on View update history.

View update history

4. Click on Uninstall updates.

5. When the Control Panel opens, select the recently installed update and click on the Uninstall option from the top. 

On Windows 11 –

1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings

2. From the left-hand pane, scroll down and click on Windows Update.

3. From the right-hand side, click on Update history.

Windows Update history

4. Scroll down and click on Uninstall updates.

Uninstall updates

5. Click on Uninstall next to the recently installed updates.

recently installed updates  

Solution No. 6 – Check for Viruses

Malicious threats notoriously interfere with the functionality of your PC and they can even make the programs on your computer crash. So, one of the things you can do is to check your PC for viruses.

Solution No. 7 – Temporarily Disable Antivirus

In the above step if you are sure that there is no virus in your PC you can temporarily disable it. Because, sometimes your Antivirus can interfere with some of the running apps. So, if you trust the app, you can disable your Antivirus for a while and then check if the apps are still crashing on your Windows PC or not. Here is how you can disable Windows Defender in Windows 10.

Are Your Apps Crashing On Your Windows 11/10 PC?

An app crashing once in a while may not trouble you that much. But, if multiple apps are crashing on your PC, it could be a sign that you now need to take action. And, if that situation occurs all the above measures can help you fix the issue in no time at all. In case programs crash on your PC is a commonality, we urge you to check your PC for malicious threats. If you found the post helpful, do let us know in the comments section below, and for more such content, keep reading WeTheGeek. You can also find us on YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and, Instagram.

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