Dell Inspiron 7250 - Windows 8.1 Freezing On Desktop
Nov 13, 2013
Since I've updated to 8.1 my laptop is taking a long to boot up and when it finally does load it's slow as hell.
I'll then be playing Football Manager and when I hit the windows key to go back to my desktop it freezes. I've tried opening task manager and that freezes too, the only thing that functions properly is the metro screen.
I thinking it's a compatibility issue with a program that's causing it.
Dell Inspiron 7250
Intel Core i7 3612QM @2.10GHz
Windows 8.1 Pro
my dell Inspiron running Windows 8 keeps freezing at the same spot every time I use it now for the past day, and has to be manual powered off, before that I had no problems. Its an old dell, about 5 y/o but have had no problems before this. When I start it up, it can sometimes freeze out of nowhere on the desktop, and if I start it up, and go to shut it down, it will freeze on the shut down. It also ALWAYS freezes when I try to load itunes, but chrome is fine.
I have done an error check on the hard drive in my computer and it said no errors. One thing I have noticed, is when I start the computer, in task manager, the Disk activity is always at 99/100% and when I load itunes, the CPU goes to 100% consistently. But I have all things on start up disabled apart from skydrive.
Few bits of info on computer: Only running defender as antivirus 4gb Ram
Have tried to do a system refresh/restore but the computer freezes everytime while its in progress
I have a Dell Inspiron 660s desktop running Win 8. How large of a USB Flash Drive do I need to create a copy of the factory image? How large of a USB Flash Drive do I need to create a copy of the pre-installed applications, drivers and utilities? The only apps I have are the standard ones that come with the 660s running Win 8. Using Dell Backup & Recovery (Pro or Premium), I created a system backup on an external hard drive. This resulted in my external hard drive being partitioned into DBR_Master (F), which used 31.5 GB of the 1TB hard drive; and, DBR_Boot (G), using 23.6 MB. What is DBR_Master (F) all about? What is DBR_Boot (G) all about? In the event of an OS crash, will I be able to re-boot from the external hard drive? How often is it recommended to do a full system backup?
Since a system backup does not backup applications like MS-Office, is the purpose of periodic backups to capture future fixes & revisions to the OS? Since there is still a lot of unused space on the external hard drive, is it ok to save my daily data backups to the external hard drive? I tried to save data backups using File History to the DBR_Master (F) drive but it would not let me. I created a new folder in DBR_Master (F) but that didn't work. I receive a message that the destination was not connected. Where should I save daily data backups? Last question - does it matter whether I use File History or Dell Backup and Recovery to do daily data backups? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to using one over the other -- they seem to do the same thing?
I have a Dell Latitude E6400 with a 250GB HD and 4GB of RAM with a Intel Core 2 Duo CPU (p8700 @ 2.53GHz 2.54 GHz) that is running Windows 8.1 Pro for a 64-bit Operating System. I just recently moved to Brazil and generally my computer has been running fine without problems however over the past month since about the middle of November my computer has been randomly freezing... I've tried rolling back device drivers, looking at error checking and defragmenting, I tried the Windows memory error checker and nothing came up as well... I also tried removing programs that may have caused the problem around the time it started such as Google Hangouts and AVG... While after removing Hangouts I did notice that the computer ran cooler I still have the random freeze ups to where I have to force shut down the computer and do a hard reset. I have been looking in the event viewer and today I found these messages which never showed up before with any of the previous shut downs...
My computer is a ASUS cm6730 desktop PC, 64 bit windows 8.1. I run it to my tv like this:
pc ---HDMI---> xbox one ---HDMI---> lg audio system ---HDMI---> tv
I have my desktop tucked away so i use a wireless keyboard and mouse to control the pc. My problem is 99% of the time while the computer is not being used (fully on but no input) it will completely freeze. The other 1% of the time it will happen while im typing or doing something.
The simple fix I have found is to unplug-replug the wireless keyboard/mouse and boom, instant fix! the problem i have is that the whole point of me having my setup is so i dont have to be right next to the desktop. i thought maybe the problem was the wireless keyboard and mouse but after buying a new one today with built in windows 8 functions, the problem hasnt changed.
One weird thing i noticed is while the computer is frozen if i press ctrl-alt-dlt nothing will happen (surprise surprise its frozen) but the second i do my "quick fix" with the wireless dongle it magically turns back on and the task manager will pop up (so the computer is still getting the keyboard inputs while frozen?)
All drivers are up to date... xbox one is not frozen (i can switch between pc-apps-games no problem, pc stays frozen)... anti virus runs clean... no major system changes sense this started happening a couple days ago. (it froze on me twice writing this message)
I have a new laptop with Windows 8 and I really like it. I also have an older Dell Inspiron 1521 with an AMD 64 bit processor, 4 gig of RAM and a 160 gig SSD. It runs Win7 just fine and I believe it will run Windows 8. My new laptop came with 8 installed so I don't have a box to check the low end specs for running 8. I have Linux on it now and I would like to run both. It boots in to Linux in 20 seconds, about the same time as my new Windows 8 laptop.
I own dell inspiron 14z and i tried to install windows 8 on the 32SSD drive, i turned SATA controller to AHCI and installed the OS. Windows was booted ones and it was all fine but when i restarted the computer it consistently led to the screen "your pc ran into problem and needs to restart...." I tried turning back to ISRT and same, I reinstalled windows and turn the acceleration of but after installing the driver an error was occurred says "your computer does t meat the minimum requirements....".
I turned back to ISRT and tried to install the windows again but it could not find the hard drive even after browsing through usb (it was loading and loading but didn't find anything) and now i really don't know what to do...
I have a Dell Inspiron One 2330, which had Windows 8 Pre Installed, one fine day it stopped booting windows 8...
No matter, I had the recovery media... I made a full system restore... and nothing... it still does not boot.
Black screen after windows logo.
Dell Diagnostics accused no trouble whatsoever, all the tests performed successfully.
After a lot of tinkering, I managed to go back to Windows 7, the system runs fine, but I am running a trial license of Win 7, as I have not yet bought a license (I actually tried restoring the system using the Dell generated backup disks AND the Windows 8 OEM Disk, provided after those did not work).
What could be preventing Windows 8 from booting, since neither the installation fails, nor the HDD acuses any problem?
I have an Inspiron One 2305 All in One with touch display and was planning to upgrade to Windows 8. However, I just noticed on the Dell Support site that they do not support the upgrade, and thus, don't recommend owners of this computer doing the upgrade.
I purchased a dell inspiron 5521 a few months back but i didn't get any windows 8 CD with it. I have to reinstall my windows, but when i try to do it with my friend's original windows CD, error says product key entered is different. I don't even know the product key for my windows 8.
I'm trying to figure out if my Dell Inspiron N4010 has full compatibility with Windows 8. I downloaded the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. The two issues I have are Secure Boot and was touch capabilities my Dell Computer has if I decide to upgrade to Windows 8.
Yesterday, I restored my Inspiron 15 to it's factory settings. Post-reset, I installed all drivers for Windows 8 directly from the Dell website except for the AMD driver which I took from the AMD website (just wanting to get the latest directly from the source, I guess). I also used that "Dell Detect" thingy to make sure I have all the latest drivers for everything.
After installing, everything worked great, but I realized that when the display turns off / when I shut down the laptop / when I close the lid, it does not turn off the computer or hibernating it or making go to sleep - it just keep running but there is no display, total darkness. Trying to press the power button / F4-F5 / any other button-pressing related solution did not work, only hard-reset.
Googling this issue, I found that it is very common, and many people with almost brand new Dell laptops, just like me, have encountered the same problem. In most of the solutions offered it was said that doing so would cause the system to mainly use the Intel Graphics HD card and not the AMD, meaning that for games and graphics, the AMD won't matter, which doesn't seem to be fair after paying extra exactly so I can have a dedicated card.
Either way, I started with the first which was using Windows Update. After checking the Windows Update updates list, I saw 2-graphic card related items - something called Graphics Adapter WDDM, one for the AMD card and the other for the Intel Graphics HD. After installing this update, I realized I can successfully turn off the laptop.
Once I turned it back on this morning, I got a pop-message:
I then realized that it just simply doesn't see/use/detect the AMD card. This is how my AMD Catalyst looks right now:
Looking at Everest, you can see it only sees the Intel Graphics HD:
However, device manager is still listing the AMD card as if it's properly working:
And if you look at the event log, you can see that initial driver was installed right after the Windows 8 fresh install I made a day and a half ago, and then there's other events, last night, around the time when I installed the Windows Update thingy:
I have inspiron 14r 5420 (with windows 8 ) . I have problems with the laptop after a few days and earlier i had did recover media to 2 CDs. Now during the boot it was verifying my laptop and it say that it would reset the pc to factory backup. Will this process require a format.
I had to restore my Dell Inspiron laptop. The worst was having to download all of the Windows updates that I had installed since I bought the laptop a year ago. Is there any way to backup these Windows updates, in case (*shudder*) this happens again, I will have these ready on a disc or flash drive ready to reinstall?
I have a laptop, dell inspiron rs7720 with windows 8 on it. Once i tried to boot a different operation system from a memory stick, it didn't work, nothing happened. From that day after a first boot(doesn't matter through restart or by shutting it down) I always keep getting a quick dell logo for 1 second and then a black screen. By pressing buttons like Esc-f12 the ~Boot options F12~ appears on the right bottom of the screen. If I press F12 no reaction happens. If i just turn the laptop off by holding a button and turn it on again it boots up properly. Tried to reinstall bios, didn't work, but the bios does work. However boot options doesn't(if you press f12 at the dell logo).
I have a fairly new (bought in December) Dell Inspiron/Windows 8 that is used mainly by my kids to play games. It's minimally loaded- Windows Office, Adobe and generally starts up fast. Today they report to me that "something is wrong." On start up all I get is a grey screen. I tried F2 and F10 - no response. Doesn't even respond to Control/Alt/delete. I've searched the forums and the only thing that seems to come close is that they have possibly enlarged a split screen somehow so it's hiding everything else- but what to do? It has to get to Windows to do that, and we're not there yet.
I have a 2 month old Dell Inspiron 660 running Windows 8.1.that came with windows 8 installed but I upgraded to 8.1 off the internet. Everything worked okay until I did a scan and cleaning with ccleaner. Pretty soon startup was very slow going from the Dell screen to the lock screen to the password screen to the windows welcome screen but windows would eventually load. Now the startup only goes to the welcome screen. That little circle of dots starts spinning and keeps on spinning but Windows never loads. Did I erase some registry files when I cleaned it?
I also wanted to know how load Dos from win 8.1 and how to boot win 8.1 in safe mode.
I have bought a Dell Inspiron 15R which arrived this week. I have already decided that I am going to install my own copy of Windows 8.1 Professional on to my system.
I have tried this several times now and I keep failing. I am booting from my DVD and the install goes fine. However during install I am normally prompted to enter my Serial for 8.1 and it does not do this. It progresses as though everything is ok, I can format the Hard drive and then it proceeds to install Windows 8.1.
Once fully installed I then go to see if it is activated and to my surprise it is. It has activated with the same Serial as the OEM that came with the laptop.
I have also noticed that this copy of 8.1 cannot join the laptop to my own domain (the options to do this are greyed out) which I am also wanting to do. So this copy of 8.1 is not the copy I am trying to install.
How can I install my own copy of 8.1. I think this is something to do with Dells bios configuration but not sure where to start.
I have a Core i5 Dell Inspiron N5110 with 4 GB Ram.I tried Clean Installation of Windows 8 64 Bit (Downloaded From Microsoft Dreamspark Account) with bootable USB many times about every possible management of partitions but it goes black after the installation ,where it says "Getting Device Ready @ 62% Or 60%" , & Restarts Automatically an then it says Repairing Drive E or F, O.o even i have only one partiton of 500 GB
I have a Dell Inspiron 3137 Notebook Running Windows 8.1 and I use Internet Explorer 11. There is one website that I can't connect to, all I get is a blank page. It is a site that I pay my credit card on. Everyone of my other web pages loads properly. I am real good at fixing problems on my computers and numerous other people's computer problem, but I have to admit that this one problem has got the best of me.
This website worked fine on Windows 8, but I upgraded to Windows 8.1.... now it won't load the website.