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Windows 8 Consumer Preview randomly freezes

  1. #21

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86

    Nah, nothing is crashing. If the OS was doing so, there would be minidumps, which there are not.

    Can you please explain to the best of your ability what the exact problem is?

    Did you uninstall Uniblue yet?

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  2. #22

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    Windows 7 & Win 8 CP

    Yes, I uninstall Uniblue. It is not from him. I dont know what is the problem.. In Windows 7 evrything is good, but in Win 8 the crashes are non stop. Maybe in 5-10 minutes I must restart the laptop from power button.
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  3. #23

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86

    That's not too much of a help, since nothing is really crashing. To help, I'd need a better explanation.

    Other than that, it's a good idea to update the bios to BIOS 218 from the maker's link. After, go into bios settings and set to be Optimized Defaults and save.

    Right now, you only have 207.
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  4. #24

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    Windows 7 & Win 8 CP

    I dont think it is from the bios, becouse some friends from bulgarian forum have the same problem and that wasnt help a lot. But I will update him. First I will start searching with the errors from the event veiwer..
    Attachment 5141
    Thanks, you help me a lot!
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  5. #25

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86

    Do you have a C:\Windows\Minidump folder at all?

    Regardless, it's a great idea to update bios.
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  6. #26

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    Windows 7 & Win 8 CP

    No, I don't have C:\Windows\Minidump folder.. Ok this night I will try to update the bios.
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  7. #27

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    Window 8

    W8 freezing


    I am currently experiencing problems with Windows 8 freezing up. Sometimes I am browsing the web and watching a film, other times I leave the desk for a bit and the computer is idle and, when I come back it has either frozen or everything slows down until I cannot do anything else with the computer and whatever the case, I can not access task manager, even one time when I had task manager open and tried ending tasks, each time I have to hard restart the computer.

    I have attached the files (had to do 2 since I could only upload 8mb files) and would love some assistance if possible.

    If you need any more information please let me know.

    Thank you in advance.

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  8. #28

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Biggids - please start your own topic so that your issues can get the individual attention that they deserve.

    While waiting for a reply, please update the drivers for the 3 problem devices listed in MSINFO32 (they're supposed to be also listed in Device Manager). You'll have to enable the disabled WiFi device in order to update it:
    Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4235&SUBSYS_11218086&REV_00\4&52E6DB&0&00E1 This device is disabled.
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface ROOT\*TEREDO\0000 This device cannot start.
    Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module USB\VID_413C&PID_8187\68A3C44793FE Failure using the VxD loader.
    Just FYI - you can "fix" the Teredo device by right clicking on it and selecting "Uninstall". When you reboot the device will be reinstalled if needed (but in most cases it's not needed and it isn't reinstalled).
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  9. #29

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    Win 8 Pro

    Today I instal win 8 pro on my alienware M17 R3, not clean instal just update since i buy the serial online from Microsoft store
    when installing win i keep all my setting and file and its look everything running great.
    after a few hours my laptop start to freeze especially after booting ( going to win 8 login ) and sometime freeze to when i play some game or doing my work ( adobe work )
    when i check my system on device manager its show my graphic card ( amd radeon hd 6900M Series ) need to update driver or reinstall again, yes i do the work i download and reinstall the driver from much source and some from the AMD site too,, but the freeze and error still happens even the drivers already update on device manager
    please anyone help me..

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  10. #30

    Infmachine, Old Buddy, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I can solve your problem. The bad news is that your problem is unsovable.

    The drivers on a laptop are far more specific than on a desktop. It is rarely a good idea to upgrade one Windows Operating System to another on a laptop. (A few people have done it smoothly, but most don't). The drivers you need are on your installation disk, which is probably installed on your hard drive. If you did a clean install from a DVD, then your drivers were not included.

    You've got a very good machine there, but it is designed to run Windows 7. I advise you to go back to your original Windows 7.

    These drivers are so specific that the drivers you download from the manufacturer often don't work. They also might be designed for the original version of Windows and wn't work on the new version.
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