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So Fed Up With Windows 8 Freezes!!!!!!!!

  1. #11

    Posts : 76
    windows 8 Release Preview

    I got these freezes way before i installed Mcafee , Cc Cleaner etc so it's not them causing the freezes. I downloaded Windows 8 Pro on the day it came out from Microsoft and did a fresh install. I believe you should buy a av as they always telling you to get one over a free one but i got Mcafee because my computer came with it with Win 7 and worked well. As for Cc Cleaner i always tell people to get this as it helped stopped a dreadful Scam program from loading and disabling your windows programs from running that then scans your computer for viruses but this is a fake company trying to get your money. Also for a small program Cc cleaner does quite a lot and not just one thing. I probably don't need all lof these things but i guess for peace of mind i suppose. Thank You for your help Webtax will try what you suggested also
    Last edited by andrewandy; 15 Jun 2013 at 15:20.

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  2. #12

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    How often does it Freeze? Randomly, or does it seem to freeze at a certain time overnight?

    My Windows 8 "Social PC" (the one I use for blabbing and browsing) has been doing this for almost a month and a half now - Finally I told Metro to stop updating my Metro apps automatically. What happens is BITS starts sometime around Midnight, and when it is finished, it freezes when the Service shuts down. It has been driving me crazy!

    Oh Yah, - Mcafee is about the worst AV Program ever, it does not identify any viable threats, but it does delete things like Unlocker, uTorrent, etc. Use ESET NOD32 instead, you can buy Subscriptions for various amounts of time I think. It finds stuff that you would not think are viruses. Also, you should try TDSSkiller and Malwarebytes AntiRootkit - Both are free and can find all manner of Rootkits. A Rootkit may be causing your problems. and ya never know where you pick them up, they worm their way in from various so called "good" programs. cCleaner is a great Program, but it will never cause a system to Lock up.

    If you have installed anything like iLivid that could be a problem too, also various "toolbars" - And there is a thing called "MyWebSearch" which is very malicious.

    What you need to do is the next time it stalls, reboot and then open Event Viewer and look under "System" and see that was gong on right before the lockup. When I did it, it showed me BITS was the culprit. It is still locking up. but not as much.
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  3. #13

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    windows 8.1

    I have the same laptop Acer aspire 5750g and using win8 without any problem but my hard drive has broken. Now i bought new drive SSD and i was install windows 8.1. Now i have the same problem that @andrewandy with windows 8.1 (random freezes). I check temperature with speedfan and its normal i dont know what to do. Did anyone solve that problem ?? tried reinstall win8.1 but steel getting freezes
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