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Windows 8 random freezing

  1. #1

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    windows 8 release preview with media center

    Windows 8 random freezing

    I like windows 8 consumer preview so far but..... AAAARGH!! the random freezes are killing me. I understand a BSOD but not when it just locks up. can anyone help...

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    Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:

    Click Start Menu
    Type eventvwr into Search programs and files (do not hit enter)
    Right click eventvwr.exe and click Run as administrator
    Expand Custom Views
    Click Administrative Events
    Right click Administrative Events
    Save all Events in Custom View As...
    Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
    Go to where you saved Errors.evtx
    Right click Errors.evtx -> send to -> compressed (zipped) folder
    Upload the .zip file here.
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  3. #3

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    windows 8 release preview with media center

    Attachment 6338Thanks for the prompt reply. I did what you asked. Attachment 6338
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  4. #4

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    windows 8

    Crash Crash Crash

    Having the same problem!! aaahhhh :P

    BTW when w8 isn't crashing, it is a very beautiful piece of software!
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  5. #5

    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 RP

    same here, still looking for an issue

    I believe it's pointing to the nvidia driver, "nvrd64"... and some COM applications issues( i have them too)... am i right? (question to the experienced with event longs & crash dumps)

    btw you can try that to get rid of distributedCOM errors( dunno if this help, not tried yet) In my event log error : DCOM application error - Microsoft Answers
    Last edited by Simply; 08 Jun 2012 at 05:24.
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  6. #6

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Try this (it's a guess on my part)
    Uninstall all nVidia software
    Install the DRIVERS ONLY (a suggested procedure is here: nVidia Video Cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure )

    Beyond that, update all drivers and software to the latest, Win7 compatible version (late 2009 or later).
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    windows 8 release preview with media center

    hey. just updated the video drivers and the freezing issue hasn't happened again... at least not yet. however the driver keeps restarting. windows defender was not the culprit because I turned it off and installed kaspersky. it didn't freeze until i started updating. a curious thing. the computer doesnt freeze as long as the video is open. i am using splayer. the computer hasnt crash since i started doing this weird trick.
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  8. #8

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    It's okay! Here the solution. Windows 8 Web Browsing Freeze - WORKAROUND / FIX! - Latest General News - rudi visser, fresh development ideas >> this webpage helped me, if u have the same problem, try that!
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