Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Yet Another Annoying Freeze Post

  1. #31


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 RP/ Win2k8 / Win8 RC


    No problem!

    My Bios is kinda restrictive, only lets me disable a few things, didn't see audio on it
    I ran into another forum saying it's an issue from Win7, that wasn't quite as bad as it is on win8
    High DPC Latency, Dell XPS M1530, Windows 8 Consumer Preview
    ndis.sys- High DPC latenecy / High DPC CPU usage - Sysinternals Forums

    really out of ideas...as far as I know I have everything up to date... (tried disabling the ACPI component and power management on the wireless card to see if the latency would drop but nah) On monday I'll try without the wireless and see how things go....

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #32


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 RP/ Win2k8 / Win8 RC


    Ok... Hi latency and sound jittering turned out to be Driver Verifier's fault... seeing as it had been quite a while since a bsod, turned it off and now sound's good

    No freezes for a while, and I put the notebook to sleep twice! (before it would crash)
    So things are looking good... the computer is actually useable atm... hope the crashes stopped...

    OOB Video drivers and a few disabled components though =\ (nothing I use much anyways )

    edit:
    Nope... still crashes....

    usasma, how does that crash on ctrl + scroll lock work? couldn't get it to crash =[
    Last edited by choggo; 09 Jun 2012 at 23:52.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #33


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Have you made the required registry entries?
    You have to change one of these keys (Backup your registry first - a System Restore point will do this for you)
    A reboot is also required for the changes to take effect.

    If you are using a USB keyboard (Press Ctrl-ScrLK-ScrLK to initiate the STOP 0xE2 crash):
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kbdhid\Parameters
    Make this key:
    CrashOnCtrlScroll REG_DWORD 0x1 USB Keyboard crash w/Ctrl/Scroll Lock/Scroll Lock

    If you are using a PS2 keyboard (Press Ctrl-ScrLK-ScrLK to initiate the STOP 0xE2 crash):
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters
    Make this key:
    CrashOnCtrlScroll REG_DWORD 0x1 PS2 Keyboard crash w/Ctrl/Scroll Lock/Scroll Lock

    It should work with Win8 as there's no significant change in these features (but I haven't tested it myself).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #34


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 RP/ Win2k8 / Win8 RC


    I made the change, but it didn't crash when I pressed on my wireless keyboard...
    On the notebook's keyboard, there's no scroll lock

    starting to get hd errors, after all the crashes... so I think I'm going to stop playing around a bit =\
    (Partition errors and the like)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #35


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    I don't think that it works with the wireless keyboards - but I might be mistaken.
    I keep a spare PS2 and a spare USB keyboard and mouse for just such occasions.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #36


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 RP/ Win2k8 / Win8 RC


    I had it configured properly... could be the high IRQL stopping the crash from happening...
    Gonna try the disable C-States approach mentioned in another post... Though, I had already tried disabling SpeedStep and that didn't work =\
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #37


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 RP/ Win2k8 / Win8 RC


    Disabling C-States seems to have solved my problem

    Already started re-enabling the drivers... no crash for a good while....

    Thanks for the patience and ideas, learned a lot =]
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #38


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    I've seen reference to C-States on one other post. It may be an issue with Win8 and certain chipsets.
    Good luck!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #39


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 RP/ Win2k8 / Win8 RC


    Yeah, other posts led me to the solution...
    6 hours, no crash
    (I got a crash earlier, but I had forgotten to plug in the notebook, and ACPI was disabled )
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #40


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 RP


    If you have no disable C-States option in the BIOS (most laptops don't) you can workaround by creating a new Custom Power Plan and set - as an advanced option - in the Processor Power Management Tab the minimum processor rate at 50-70% ( i set myself at 50%) and the maximum processor rate at the very same value! (50%-50% or 70%-70%).

    No crashes since then! Yes it takes from the processing power, but at least the system is stable.
    As i noticed here and on other forums, this is an Intel only problem.

    P.S. I joined 8Forums only to post this solution. If you are regulars on other forums, post it there also, it would help others too.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Yet Another Annoying Freeze Post
Related Threads
How to stop annoying pop ups in Browsers & Mail
About to throw windows 8.1 out of the window, annoying pop ups
Annoying boxes in General Support
Does anyone know how to stop/remove the annoying text boxes offering advice on swiping on Win 8.1? I suddenly got one today on the left side of the screen - "Switching between applications........swipe from side of screen, etc....." I can't get rid of it, and it's driving me mad. I could...
Solved so annoying in General Support
im sick of this issue it happens for too long i can't open photos of any kind with the windows photo viewer, i dont know how it happened and i dont remember when. when I try to open nothing happens.. its like something happens for a fraction of a second and nothing. I tried almost everything, well,...
Recently upgraded to 8 on my main laptop and am getting this really annoying pop up each time I link to a forum email link I don't remember asking for this but each time I block the site with my security another site replaces it. Also in the forum certain words or phrases are double underlined...
Annoying problems. in General Support
I'm having a really annoying problem whenever I'm using the magnify glass when installing something it refuses to work. And as I use it a lot on the HTPC set up its a huge pain in the rear. Never once had a problem with windows 7 refusing to work when it pleases. another problem I've been having...
Annoying notification in General Support
Hi, Everytime I open a file whether its a .mp3 or a .doc file I always get a notification message in the top right corner of the screen stating 'you have new applications that can open this type of file'. Its annoying as it says it for every type of file that I open, everytime I open it. I...
Annoying USB noise is annoying. in Drivers & Hardware
I keep hearing an annoying USB noise. And it give me this a lot: http://i.imgur.com/p6Cv7.png What can I do to make it stop?
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook