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    For a pre-Beta, Win 8 is impressive, but it freezes after a period of time - often while in media player.

    The O/S has been clean installed, over installed and refresh installed repeatedly. Search is disabled via services.msc. Live tiles and various contact-the-net or sharing options are also disabled.

    After the last refresh (from ISO CD), the system ran well for over a day, then stalled after about 90 minutes of WMP play. When this occurs the mouse is still active and a few items will respond to clicks. Most don't.

    Often after a freeze, but not always, the NTFS file system on partition 1 (W8) as well as that on partition 2 (files) are corrupt. A second drive (W7) suffers the same fate. I.E.: the freeze hoses everything.

    Event Viewer offers nothing that seems to be related. Suggestions and thoughts welcomed.
    Last edited by borgus; 19 Mar 2012 at 17:11.

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    The only freezing problems I had were due to hardware issues. The freezing was intermittent with the mouse pointer sticking and freezing the system for about 30 seconds at a time. My G15 keyboard or more directly one of Microsoft's HID keyboard drivers was the culprit. I found a work around for the problem.

    I've tested WMC for hours on end with no freezing problems at all, however I'm not so sure about WMP which did not run movies at all for me.

    It might be worthwhile to try a different keyboard or mouse on the problem machine and see if the freezing issues persist.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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