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Windows 8 frequent freezing ... help!

  1. #21


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    windows 8


    if you are using nvidia card get the new win 8 drivers
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  2. #22


    Yeah I was using them before, then uninstalled them and tried to let windows find the correct drivers. Nothing seems to work. I'm going to install Windows 7 and see if the issues keep happening so I can definitely rule out hardware problems.
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  3. #23


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    Windows 8 RP


    Did you cleaned everything with "drive sweeper" and disabled GPU acceleration in IE? Enabling it couses freezes for me too
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  4. #24


    Posts : 3
    Windows 9 RP


    Would love to know if Tamara's problem is resolved as my Windows 8 RP with Intel i7 and Nvidia GTX 550 TI (latest drivers) behaves in a similar manner. System freezes but mouse can move, nothing can be selected and manual power off is required. Event viewer gives few hints as to any issues.
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  5. #25


    It's still happening. Pretty much tried every suggestion I can find online and no fix. It does seem a little better with the new nvidia drivers, but it still freezes once or twice a day.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 3
    Windows 9 RP


    Thanks for taking the time to answer! I know exactly how frustrating this can be. I'm thinking now....exactly why did I leave a perfectly stable Windows 7 and move to an unstable Win 8? The most frustrating part is that I can't get any help from the messages in event viewer. About the only thing it says is...geez, I wasn't expecting that manual reboot. Other than that I see no critical errors...yet I get a freeze where I can use the mouse and select nothing. I'm hoping that the final Win 8 install will fix this.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 3
    Windows 9 RP


    Much on other sites about this freeze being related to intel i3/i5/i7 processors and usage of any of the 4 main browsers. This fits my case as well. Unfortunately, fixes involve setting Hyper-V and/or C3/C6 settings in bios -- both of which are not possible for me. If you search on Win 8 crashes and Hyper-V settings you'll see the whole story.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 RP Build 8400


    I believe it is not limited to iX processors as my QX9300 (Penryn) seems to be having the same issue. I have been experiencing this problem with the Consumer Preview too but after checking I blamed it on my SSD failing so I gave the release preview a try. It turned out it was probably the constant crashing that caused my SSD/filesystem failures. In any case, I hope the issue will be resolved ASAP as the Hyper-V workaround is not usable on older processors
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  9. #29


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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    This post by DM1 suggests another method to fix things (if you don't have access to C-States in your BIOS):
    https://www.eightforums.com/crashes-d...html#post96504

    ... 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%). ...
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  10. #30


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 RP Build 8400


    Apparently I missed this post, thanks for the information.
    I've just created the new custom plan and will report if it works for me (which should be soon as I crash every 15min or so).

    Edit: Unfortunately it didn't work, I crashed twice since using the custom power plan, thanks for the information anyway.
    Last edited by Axionkt; 25 Jun 2012 at 08:42.
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