Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Random Freezes When Online

  1. #1

    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Release Preview with Medie Center Evaluation copy. Build 8400

    Random Freezes When Online

    Okay so I have seen im 1 of many who have had this problem. When i am on chrome and windows media player at the same time, my computer freezes and i am forced to restart my computer via power button. When i try to use Metro IE10 instead the same thing happens without media player on. Hopefully someone on here can help. Im not 100% tech savvy but have enough common knowledge to do what needs to be done
    -Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz 3.30GHz
    -Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
    -System type: 64-bit Operating System

    um idk what more you need... Oh i also ran these to things so hopefully you can help

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 8400

    It seems your network card isn't recieving an IP address from the DHCP server in your router, and as such can't connect to the internet. I have no idea why this should cause the PC to freeze, but I recon you should install the drivers for your network card. Do other devices in the same network work?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Release Preview with Medie Center Evaluation copy. Build 8400

    So I went into control panel>Hardware and sound>Device Manager>Network Adapters.
    Under that I have Microsoft kernel Debug Network adapter, Ralink 802.11n Wireless Lan card, and Realtek PCle GBE Family Controller
    I checked each driver and all are up to date. My phone, mac, wii, and ipad all go over the same wifi so i dont think that is it.
    I posted this in a different section and this is what the person there had to say.

    "Try going to the BIOS and disabling C-States,a few people have been having issues like these(like myself) and that has solved it...

    If that doesn't work... check your drivers..."

    Is that possibly it?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 RP x64

    If you are using chrome, try stop using it. It resolved that issue for me
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Release Preview with Medie Center Evaluation copy. Build 8400

    That was my first thought but i dont like firefox, opera isnt really good and Metro IE 10 does the same thing
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6

    I heard chrome is making 8 unstable, for it's not compatible yet.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    I've been having several lockups daily since changing over to RP. In my case, it seems I cannot use any browser except for IE. Started some testing this past Friday night:

    Used IE exclusively all Friday night; no issues
    Got up Saturday morning, PC still running fine. Opened up Chrome. Locked up within 10 minutes.
    Used IE for the rest of the day until that night; no issues. Tried Opera. Locked up within 10 minutes.
    Sunday morning, only IE. No issues. Tried Firefox. System locked up.
    This morning, gave Firefox another shot. Locked up in 10 minutes.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8

    This seems to be a strange issue. Beyond me, although it seems to be pointing to hardware/driver issue to me, since it works for one and not the other??? Is that possible?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9

    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 RP x64

    Agreed. I am pretty sure it happens less or never. It's very depressing that I have to use IE. Maybe it's Microsoft's secret project to convert users to IE
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10

    Go and have a look here, you'll find the solution (temporary till ms fixes)
    Windows 8 Web Browsing Freeze - WORKAROUND / FIX! - Latest General News - rudi visser, fresh development ideas

    Confirmed to work on my machine as well others.

    Starting threat on

    Windows 8 Release Preview freezing problem on my ASUS K50IN. - Microsoft Answers

    Good luck with your freezes ;-)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Random Freezes When Online
Related Threads
Solved Random freezes on Win 8.1 without any errors in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Solution: Installing the latest chipset drivers from the link below seems to have solved the issue! Desktop Original post: So over the past week my PC is randomly freezing up. The sound keeps looping and nothing works so I have to do a hard reset. I installed a fresh Windows two days ago...
Random crashes/freezes in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Okay so I haven't gotten a proper BSOD since the computer doesn't actually power down, the screen just goes black and the speakers play a buzzing sound. It doesn't happen too often and if it does it usually seems to be within a few hours of turning the computer on (I leave it running unless I go...
Win 8 Daily Random Freezes in General Support
Guys i thought this is the best place to post this thread in the forum The situation is that i have these annoying freezes happening almost everyday to my system, first the Mouse freezes and then it disappears after 3-4 seconds and then system wont respond, everything freezes, task manager wont...
Random Freezes in General Support
Okay, recently I bought an iBuyPower computer after 3-4 of my friends bought one and never had an issue. So recently it's been getting freezes, it started off like once every 2 days, now it's up to about once to twice a day. A few days ago, my computer shut down and claimed that it detected power...
Solved Random freezes! in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
I am encountering random freezes which can only be resolved by manually holding the power on/off button. I am not receiving any BSOD and when I try ctrl+alt+del to try and end some processes, the mouse just freezes and a little "beep" noise sounds and then everything is completely frozen. What...
Random Freezes in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hi everyone, I'm experiencing random freezes which I can't isolate to a specific program. I have run the BSOD tool, though I haven't been having any BSODs and but I still have attached it so. Points of Interest for consideration: I am running Win8 on a MacBook Pro 5,5 with Bootcamp...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook