Windows 8 Stop Responding?

Sep 6, 2013

My laptop windows suddenly stop responding .. the mouse is moving but cant open anything even the task manager or Start menu! have to shut down from the power button!

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Windows 8.1 Constantly Freezes On New Laptop - Programs Stop Responding

Aug 2, 2014

I purchased a new laptop yesterday and a couple of hours after i set it up it started to constantly freeze and programs will stop responding. Windows 8 is fully up to date.

Asus VivoBook F550LD-CJ321H Laptop
Core i7 4500u
8gb ram
NVIDIA geforce 820m 2gb
1tb hdd

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Aug 25, 2014

By hanging i mean all programs stop responding however videos, file transfers and things that are already going on (anti virus scan, etc) still go on. I have to force shut down my computer (hold the power button).

This happens about 10-20 mins after starting up my computer.

PS I ran all kinds of anti malware, anti adware, anti virus, anti autoexec, anti phising, and more. Something weird i noticed is that something (a program i assume) always tries to put off my auto updates but winpatrol detects it and i never allow it to make those changes.

Malwarebytes found 5, but by the time it found those 5, ALL programs were hung up including malwarebytes. Spywareterminator found 11, same problem, it got hung up.

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Aug 28, 2013

Web pages like Youtube and other programs that have been on awhile all of a sudden stop responding and the program or page fades in colour to a transparent grey.

I have to close the program and reopen it. I have a music composer that loses the information but You tube video's are not a major issue.

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Jun 10, 2014

Any way to force a process to become "Not Responding" for troubleshooting purposes, but I have not been able to find one. I have also been unable to find anyone on the internet who is trying to do the same thing as I am. Basically, does any way I can intentionally stop a process from responding?

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Jan 31, 2013

Why do so many programs just stop working, stop responding for no apparent reason??? This includes IE9, e-mail service, new printer/scanner installation, etc, etc, etc. Sometimes even writing a letter or "Save as" just stops responding. How can this be??? Windows says "we're looking for a solution", but nothing ever shows up. Is there no diagnostic that can identify the failure? Is it memory, conflict, what can be causing these annoying interruptions??? Mostly rebooting the system will clear things up.

My setup: Windows 8 PRO, CPU Intel i7 3.40 GHz 64 bit, 16 GB RAM, INTEL SSDSC solid state hard drive 223 GB (about one quarter full). I did not have these problems with Windows 7, or the Windows 8 pre releases.

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Dec 26, 2013

Ok so here is some info I have Internet from storm Internet it's a radio dish Ethernet go's to the power over Ethernet device then into my extreme gigabit router , see storm had to come out and move the dish for 20 percent better signal and it was working fine for a day I was getting 6mbps easy, then was on Xbox when out of nowhere it gos out... SO I power cycle.

The poe device and usually it comes back up but it didn't and the computer said the dns server isn't responding..... So I did the ip configuration thing and cleared / renew. Then tried power cycling the router still nothing it should be working...

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Jun 7, 2014

I just installed windows 8.1 on pc and everything worked at the time but know almost all my programs and software are not responding, so when I open a program notepad it works and everything then allove a sudden it freezes and have to Ctrl+Alt+Delete and the task manger opens and then I selected the program that's not responding and click end task, and when I do that the task manger stops work and the only thing to do is farce restart.

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Mar 20, 2014

When I click on file explorer, sometimes there are no icons, so then I close the windows for a bit. Reopen it, same problem. So I close it and reopen it a bit later, and it's fixed. When the problem is happening, clicking on any folder will bring me to basically the same blank screen, with green loading bar as you see below. I ran an anti-malware and anti-virus check, and that didn't uncover anything.

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Jul 4, 2014

I have an issue with Windows 8. Whenever I have used past Windows operating systems, left clicking on a window in the background only brought that window to the front. However, with Windows 8, when I click on a background window to bring it to the front, the window that I am trying to bring front responds to the click on the page. How do I make it so that when I click anywhere on a background window, it ONLY brings it front and does not respond to the click?

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Apr 12, 2014

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Nov 27, 2012

I saw the other thread here about "Windows 8 Pro Randomly Freezing," but I think I'm seeing something slightly different. In my case, I'm getting random, repeated instances of various desktop applications temporarily "locking up" and displaying a "Not Responding" message in the title bar of the effected app.

I see this most commonly in Firefox (32-bit version, v17.0 release). These lock-ups last roughly a minute. It seems to minimize the Firefox window (yes, even when not responding, window controls are operative) and then restore it. It will still display the "Not Responding" message, but this seems to clear within 10 or 15 seconds. Not sure this is a fix, and it could be coincidental.

While I initially thought my problem was Firefox, I'm seeing it in other apps, including Evernote and Windows Explorer. I think on a couple of occasions I actually saw this "Not Responding" message appear in dialog boxes.

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Aug 15, 2013

I am having windows 8 phone. The mobile is not responding sometimes. MEans the touch is not working sometimes. It is not responding. And another issue is my music files are getting multiplied and each file has 6 duplicate copy now.

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Mar 3, 2013

Temporary freezes and occasional "not responding" messages are not often seen in Windows 8, but occur much more frequently than they do in W7. Same hardware, same software. Only the drives and a few drivers differ.

These hesitations arise in various programs or while manipulating UI options, and have since the earliest Windows 8 betas, though they have become less frequent with each release. No forum messages that I have come across relate specifically to this random issue.

Additionally, Windows 8 is a multitasking slug as contrasted to W7 when, for example, a large file is downloading in the background. Open another program in W7 and it pops up almost immediately; open in Windows 8 and it takes 15-30'. Priority has been assigned to both "programs" and "background services." Made no difference.

2600 Intel CPU, ASUS P8P67le MB, NVidia 210 GPU, at least 28G free space on each drive.

How to overcome it?

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Apr 22, 2013

I have had no trouble with windows 8 until the most recent update. Now everytime i start up my laptop it will not let me use any icons on the desktop, start menu, bar at the bottom of screen and wont even let me use windows explorer (i.e. I went into control panel to reset things to before the update but it just says not responding). The first thing i realised was windows defender was taking up a lot of space in the disk and was preventing other things from being loaded successfully so i managed to disable it, downloaded AVG and found no viruses.

This laptop came pre-installed with windows 8.

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May 25, 2014

I have a HP Laptop Pavilion Windows 8. Recently I caught the Highlite App. I finally was able to remove it, after trying every malware and adware remover I could think of. After I finally got rid of it, and all of it's annoying pop ups, the laptop and browsers work great for about a day and then the internet started freezing and I will get a "Google Chrome (Not Responding). It will also do the same thing with IE and Mozilla, but Chrome seems to be the worst of the three. Sometimes it's so bad, it's not usable. I updated Flash Shock wave yesterday, but it hasn't seemed to work.

I'm on Mozilla now. I got lucky.

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Nov 5, 2013

Windows Movie Maker 2.6 freezes and stops responding when I make an audio track shorter. What can I do? And I want to use Windows Movie Maker 2.6 for some simple stuff sometimes, because other video making softwares are too difficult for some simple stuff many times...

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Dec 11, 2013

My wife has a Toshiba Laptop with windows 8, upgraded to 8.1. About a month ago I set up Skype on her computer and all was working fine. Then 2 days ago she tells me it is not working. If you click on the tile, it tries to open, but after 3 second or so it goes back to the desktop. If I move the mouse in to the upper left corner, I can see the opening screen it gives you and I can click on it and it will come up again but only for a second or so and then goes back to the desktop. It never starts Skype. She has the same problem with Microsoft Solitaire Collection. I looked in Programs and Features to do a repair, but they are not listed.

Since there is no listing in Programs and Features, I don't even have the option to uninstall and then reinstall it.

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I am trying to fix my internet problem and have tried everything, going into the CMD and renewing everything. Still not working.

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Aug 3, 2014

I got a new computer and it had widows 8 installed on it . I updated to windows 8.1 every time I try to use internet explore it keeps freezing..

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Jul 7, 2013

I recently re-installed Windows 8 Pro, 64bit after having some difficulties with drivers. I thought I would start afresh. The installation went smoothly but now I cannot play any type of file with WMP 12 and the Video App in Metro, this may be linked to multiple SFC scans that I have run, all of which report that some repairs have been made and some files were corrupt and could not be fixed.

The Video App crashes with this error message (in event viewer):

Faulting application name: wwahost.exe, version: 6.2.9200.16420, time stamp: 0x505a9152
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.2.9200.16579, time stamp: 0x51637f77
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x00000000000ebd59
Faulting process ID: 0xf2c


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Apr 4, 2014

I'm on windows 8.1 and metro apps were working just fine previously, but now a lot of my metro apps (music, video, finance, weather etc...) are not working properly. I can launch the apps properly but after a few seconds the apps are not responding to click, scroll, and the screen is not updating, it just stuck there. For example, I can open the xbox music and play the music, but after a few seconds it is not responding to click, and the screen stuck there, but the music is still playing!

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May 8, 2013

At random times, windows explorer on my windows 8 computer stops responding. When it stops responding I try to restart it in task manager. Then my desktop restarts and the then everything disappears except for my open tabs and the color of my desktop. But all of my applications are Gone. I can't access anything. I then restart and everything is back to normal.

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Jun 2, 2014

Today, my internet connection at home encountered a problem. I can connect to the WiFi but no internet access. Usually there's a yellow exclamation mark, but this one is fine, full signal but no internet access. Same thing goes to my iPod, can connect to the WiFi but no internet access.

To my surprise, all my sister's laptop and her Apple devices also the same thing, can connect but no access. I wonder what could be the problem. I use the troubleshoot on my laptop and it says "The DNS server is not responding" and it states that it can't be fix. I already restart my router but still same thing. Right now I'm using my phone's hotspot to connect to the internet and post this here.

My torrent is still downloading at full speed.

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Jun 24, 2014

I've got Toshiba L50-A-19N half of a year old and it started to load everything really slowly or is not responding for a short period of time (acts like frozen for 2-3 second, something like spike). I've done Chkdsk, Memory Diagnose tool, defragmentation. Scanned PC with McAfee, Windows Defender and Malwarebytes. Also reinstalled Windows but nothing worked. Disk seems to be in good health according to Toshiba Health Center and the CPU is not hot, neither used (7% usage and i still get spikes)...

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Dec 18, 2013

I get this RunDLL (Not Responding) message box every time I restart the computer. The rest of the message says "There was a problem starting C:UsersSHERRYAppDataLocalConduitBackgroundContainerBackground Container.dll The specified module could not be found." I have included a snip .png of the message box.

I will attach this information as a .pdf file, if interested. The files instructed to be deleted in the 'regedit' would not delete at all. And I still don't know if I was intended to delete the the entire folder with sub-folders, but since they couldn't be deleted it doesn't matter. These folders and the files listed in them did not seem to have anything to do with Conduit Ltd. A couple of these 'Regedit' folders were not even listed.

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Aug 11, 2013

Recently my monitor stopped responding after being turned off (after 15 minutes). It didn't happen before. I don't know what to do. Should I disable turning off the monitor altogether? I lose all my work when this happens because the only way to get the laptop working again is to press the power button which restarts the computer although the settings are actually that it should go into hibernation when I press the power button, which it does if the display is working, but if it stops responding it restarts the laptop. No other keys work or do anything when this happens.

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Explorer Not Responding In A Specific Folder

Dec 26, 2012

Suddenly every time i try to browse Downloads folder, explorer.exe freeze and stuck in not responding. Task manager shows 50% in cpu, and memory usage just keep getting bigger.

I have tried booting into safe mode, and i could browse the same folder. But after i get out from that folder and try to open it again, it freezes again.

I have tried cccleaner, but no luck there. I am using windows 8 pro x64 with 8gb of ram.

It happened randomly a few times in the past, but not every time like now. Didn't installed anything new for few days. And the constant freeze started today.

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Feb 7, 2014

Last night my wife's laptop couldn't connect to the internet. Error message was DNS servers not responding. I unplug power cables and Ethernet cables from cable modem and router (WRT54GL DD-WRT). That didn't seem to work. Today, she was able to get on certain text heavy websites. The WiFi icon said that she had internet access, but still very limited access and slow. I try DNS Release from router's setup page and DNS Renew. I also tried to release and renew through command prompt, but nothing has worked. I can get full access if I bypass the router and connect to my Desktop. Is my router dieing?

Here is my Desktop's ipconfig /all when connected to the router:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:WINDOWSsystem32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

[Code] .....

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Feb 4, 2014

Twice in last 2 weeks, some of my tiles (Games, Bing News, Store, People, Mail, etc.) have just stopped responding.When clicked, I get a blank screen, then the full Start Screen re-appears.Other tiles such as Chrome, Word and Outlook work OK.When this first happened, I did a system restore, and the problem went away, but this time the restore point seems to have gone too.The 'Change PC Settings' does not work either, as I decided to try a complete refresh, but can't access that.

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