Many people that have installed Windows 8 have had troubles with random freezing issues. Many users have not experienced any but there has been acorrding to Microsoft a small amount of users that have experience freezing problems, However this is a bigger problem and is a major bug that is within the clock and causes peoples computer's to lock up/ Freeze at random times etc. To get around this you have to disable Dynamic Tick.
This major bug in Windows 8 needs to be addressed by Microsoft and fixed for 8.1. I have tried the preview edition of 8.1 and was very hard to use as it kept freezing a lot. Will Dynamic Tick be disabled in the new 8.1 build?
I have a problem with Windows 8 in that it shall Freeze up without warning. I can get a freeze 1 a day sometimes 1 every 2-3 days but i never know to when or why. I have a Acer 5750g aspire laptop 15 core 8gb ram which came with Windows 7 pre-installed. Have had no problems with Windows 7 but ever since i upgraded to Windows cp and now Windows Pro have had this freezing problem. It is so annoying that it always seems to happen when your in the middle of some work or downloading and you lose your work because i am forced to turn of my computer and reboot again!
Do any other Windows 8 users have this problem?
I have tried many things to try and stop this, My drivers are up to date but yet i can still get a freeze.I also have Tune Up Utilities 2013 Mcafee installed so i should not really get any problems.
One thing i have been told to do is goto the msconfig and disable my services under services (by also ticking hide all Microsoft Services) except for Mcafee, This is a lot better but i have had a freeze since but maybe this was because i installed a new program and it showed up under services and i had to untick this.
I've been getting partial freezes on my HP laptop after upgrading to windows 8.1
What I mean by a partial freeze is when the app or program becomes unresponsive, but the mouse moves, alt+Tab works and the start button works too. However, I cannot make selections (i.e. Inside apps or the desktop) or open new programs.
Initially the freeze would stop after a minute or two, but these 2 days the freeze had directly caused the computer to shut down.
My laptop specs are as follows: 2.4 GHz processor (AMD A4-4300M) and 6 GB RAM. I only got it last year, came pre-installed with Windows 8.
I had no problems with Windows 8, I was not running any program that required a lot of memory. All the microsoft updates have been installed, drivers updated and registry cleaned. No conflicting anti-virus programs.
I have been having this issue for a week or 2 and I have tried all sorts of fixes. Hard drive tests as fine. I have done a registry edit to add ahci to power management, I have deleted the sata controller and installed generic ahci drivers nothing seems to fix this.
Recently I've installed a genuine Windows 8 x64 Pro(upgraded from Windows 7 x64 Ult).
It worked fine for around 5-6 weeks, and after that I've installed several features like framenetwork, directx, and a few video games. Then the windows started freezing after around 2-3 minutes, and when I'm restarting the comp it asks for a boot CD(even that that option is disabled in the bios), and I have to totally shut it down in order to turn the comp on again.
I didn't install a motherboard driver(I've got a gigabyte ep43-ds3l and on their website they've got only windows 7 drivers) but the comp works like it's got all the drivers, the only drivers I've installed is the video card driver AMD Radeon HD4870 1GB - the latest version for windows 8. I've tried to use your guide for posting but the windows freezes too fast and it doesn't finish the process (I'm posting from my laptop), maybe I can try it from safe mode or something, I just don't know how to use safe mode on Windows 8.
I have two Windows 8 installs, one on my desktop HDD, and another on my laptop's. My laptop broke, so i took the HDD and hooked it up to the extra SATA on my desktop for extra storage. For one reason or another, my desktop install decided to stop working, and I couldn't find the disk I used to upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 so I could refresh/restore it. I went to boot to my laptop install to use it for a while (as safe mode wouldnt work on my desktop install anyways) and that worked for a few days, but now the start screen freezes and I have to open task manager and move it to my other screen with Win+Shift+left, and end explorer.exe. Of course, since that doesnt work, I cant use the create a recovery disc utility.
Three weeks ago I bought a brand new Alienware X51 gaming computer (don't blame me, it was on sale!). Just today, when I boot it up, it works fine initially, but takes an abnormally long time to start up.
After that, it freezes when I do certain things, but the mouse still moves.
What causes it to freeze (so far): Logging out (black screen with mouse)Opening the Start menu, typing something and switching to Settings mode.Opening the Start menu, typing something and clicking thatAnd other random things
When I try to open Task Manager, it simply does nothing, no matter if I launch taskmgr.exe manually, or press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and clicking Task Manager.
The system tray thing is still empty when I click the up arrow, save for an nVidia updater.
Specs: Alienware X51Some kind of i5 (never looked really)GTX 660 That's about all I know.
I have a lot of important data on there (like my 500gb media collection), and my external HDD just died, so reinstalling is not an option (also, I don't have a legitimate install disc).
So I just got my computer about a month ago and I have noticed that 2 or 3 times a week it freezes up for 15-20 minutes or more, and the Disk usage is at 100% on the performance monitor. I checked the system error logs and found that the Bonjour service from apple had a critical error when it froze. I then disabled the service from running and computer ran fine for a week or so then started freezing again. I have ran disk optimizer, defrag, and virus scans with no success to fixing the problem. On the processes tab of the performance monitor it will show a few different processes using the most disk i/o. Windows Installer, Windows Module Installer Worker, System, and few others I cant remember right now.
Side note: this problem happens at any time with 0 programs up and running or 10 programs. I have 16 GB of memory so its not a memory problem. Just hope its something that can be fixed and I didnt just waste a bunch of money on a crap machine.
I have 32-bit Windows 8 and it keeps freezing/ becoming unresponsive... my Comp specs are: HDD1: 125GB HDD2: 60GB HDD3: 60GB Graphics: 1024 MB DDR3 GeForce GT 520 RAM: 4GB DDR2 Processor: 3.20GHz Intel Celeron D Usual activity: Gaming/Media streaming ISP of 100 MB up and 100 MB Down...
I usually play minecraft all the time along with chatting with freinds on skype for most of my day. i mainly use it for those reasons, i really never use it for anything else. My antivirus is Avast Internet security PRO...
So I bought a Acer Laptop (Acer Aspire E1-570G) that comes with 4GB of ram (2 months ago).
First problem I'd like to tell is that when I right-click to desktop, it loads for ~15sec untill it opens "Right-Click" menu up, and after that it loads about ~5sec, when I right click any icon, then it loads for ~5sec and when finally this right-click menu opens and I click "Open File location" then it loads for another ~10sec to open it's location. I saw that when you go to Device Manager and disable your graphics card and enable them, it would fix problems, also I tried ShellView, none of them worked.
Second problem is that after I updated my graphics drivers (NOT BETA) then after that at one time, all my 4GB will be used causing pc to freeze and I have to force restart it. Now I went and opened Task Manger and processes that "ate" my RAM were System and Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted) (8), first it's okay but after some time I was ablet to see how ram usage from normal, 1,8GB went up to 3.9GB in ~1min.
My friend has same problems and he has 8GB of ram, so me having 4GB can't be the issue.
Also I would mention that restarts are VERY slow, it loads the boot screen, then this white circle goes round and round, then I get black screen for few minutes and then it's useable. I already minimized my startup programs!
This is a significant issue and I'm having a lot of trouble finding a solution online. According most sources I look at, it seems that people are usually unable to figure out what the problem is.
I am among those people. I've tried everything that a normal user probably can try. I've checked the Device Manager, tried it with "Allow windows to turn this device off to save power" disabled for USB ports. I've tried reinstalling Windows entirely, and from different discs. All to no avail.
At this point I'm starting to suspect either my system has incompatibility with Windows 8 (my system came with 7), but Origin (my PC manufacturer) said it should be fine. It doesn't matter which USB port I put it in, the issue is still there.
The only thing I can think of now is it might be my mouse. It's an old black Dell laser mouse. But I would like to be for sure before going out and buying a new one. This seems to be a recurring issue among Windows 8 users, so I have a feeling that it may not be the mouse as much as the OS.
It often makes the sound of hardware being disconnected/reconnected as well, but not always.
Yeah I just got my new computer not long ago and there has been nothing but trouble using Skype. During video calls Skype freezes and locks up my computer making me have to hold down the power button to shut it off. This happens often. I first thought it was a video card issue and Dell sent me a replacement card. Still happens. I have to chalk it up to Skype not being very compatible with Windows 8. This issue only happens when on Skype. I saw there was a patch Windows update for Skype but I have it already installed. I have no clue how to stop this issue. This is a brand new Dell XPS 8700 with 12gb Ram.
This has been happening for a while, my computer will randomly freeze up, most the time I can move my mouse around but my internet seems to cut out (cant load any pages), all applications start to not respond, and it takes around 1-3 minutes to unfreeze. I have a ASUS G46V gaming laptop.
I turn on my laptop and I get my welcome screen. I type in my password to get to my start screen. But then it freezes. I can't click to access my start screen or any other tabs I have nor can I scoll from left to right. It just freezes. The only thing I can do is press ctrl-alt-del to shut down my laptop. I try again and the same thing happens. I get stuck on my start screen and can't do anything.
I just updated maybe half an hour ago and now I can't use the start as its frozen as a white window icon. Doing a system restore solves it - but then I'm rolled back and continually prompted that it'll update on my next restart.
Moving the menu to the left, right AND top of the screen makes it work, but the bottom default is frozen.
When I right click in the downloads folder or try to open the Recycle Bin Explorer freezes and the blue circle appears unless I force quit the application. It only seems to happen in these two folders.
I downloaded Shell Extensions Manager and disabled all the applications not created by Microsoft and the problem still exists.
The one solution I did find was to create a new user and then the issue was resolved.
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.
Specs: Dell Inspiron 7250 Intel Core i7 3612QM @2.10GHz 6gb RAM Windows 8.1 Pro
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...
I have had Windows 8 since it came out and a little while after I started having issues with it not waking up/randomly freezing. I reinstalled 8 and for a while I have not had any trouble but now I am having issues again.
Basically the computer randomly freezes... but not really. So certain things don't work like opening or closing applications but the cursor can still be moved. Eventually most things won't work but again the cursor is still moveable.
Then again tonight it happened when I got home from work. This is the same problem as before. My computer was left on and locked and when I returned the logon is missing but my cursor is there and moveable.
I have been trying to fix this since the last time it occurred and still cannot find why this is happening. I have the latest drivers, ran scans with Bitdefender and Malwarebytes, checked the event log but nothing shows up from the time I left to the time I got home. I've attached a picture showing the screen frozen with just the cursor and no username/password on the screen.
I recently did a clean reinstall of windows because I was having random BSOD/freeze issues. Everything has been fine for the last two weeks or so but I just got another BSOD playing League, and then about half an hour later I had a spike of CPU usage that froze my comp for about 30 seconds.
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)
My Windows 8 desktop PC was working fine up until yesterday when it wouldn't recognize my external dvd drive for some reason. I tried some troubleshooting steps such as deleting the upper and lower filters in the registry editor and everything was fine until I rebooted my PC.
Upon rebooting, I noticed an extremely long boot time (about 10-15 mins) which I found highly unusual but the computer worked fine until I rebooted it a 2nd time. The 2nd time after rebooting it, it was stuck at the HP loading screen so I left it on overnight to see if it would take longer to boot but to my surprise, it was still stuck at the loading screen when I woke up this morning!
Here are some specs:
OS: Pre-installed Windows 8 Model: Hp Pavillion p7-1459
All drivers should be up to date because I frequently run windows update.
Yesterday night I upgraded my PC to windows 8 with an old windows 8 installation media. Everything was going fine and i also restarted it yesterday but today morning when I powered my PC it went through the Dell Splash screen but after that the screen freezes with a black screen and after 1-2 minutes It restart and again the same thing happened.
Running Windows 8 Dev. Preview on a Dell Latitude D610 (1.73Ghz, 2GB). System Hibernates fine (my main mode of powering off) but will not properly shutdown or restart. Every time I hit shutdown/restart it goes to a black screen. I know that it's still running because the power light is still on and the hard drive light flashes just as if it were still in use. I've let it sit for 3 hours in this state and it still refuses to shut down.
Something changed in the last week or so that has caused the system to sometimes not automatically go to sleep and when it does not go to sleep after the selected time it won't shutdown either. When this happens and I try to shutdown the system it shuts down but then immediately reboots on it's own. This has only happened two or three times in the last week but I never had this issue until recently! It appears like I can either turn off the power via the power supply and restart to make the problem go away or if I manually put it to sleep and wake up it will power down - at least that is what worked the last time this happened. I did install update KB2962409 around the time the problem appeared?