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

  1. #1


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


    I know i have posted this before but i really dunno what to do!!

    I have a Acer 5750g Laptop with i5 core processor and 8gb of Ram

    It came with Windows 7 installed and when Windows 8 came out i
    installed this. I have freezes random without warning. This can
    be once or even twice a day or even happens after 3 days
    at a time. So sometimes it goes a long time without a freeze.use

    All of my drivers are up to date and i am sure its not
    a hardware fault. I use Tune Up Utilities, CC Cleaner
    and Mcafee and all system should be fine and it
    is not these programs causing a freeze as i got one
    before installing these!!!

    When i get a freeze all i can do is to turn off and reboot!!
    If i had been doing some work then this gets lost!

    I have tried installing Win 8 on a fresh clean install and tried
    also upgrade from Win 7 but no matter have freezes on both
    installs

    Please please help as this is driving me nuts!
    I have had no freezes on Win xp or Win 7 or Linux
    on this pc, So something within Win 8 must be causing this

    Thank You

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Restore it to factory specs.
    You'll have windows 7 again.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 55
    windows 7 x86,7 x64, 8 x64, xp


    try the disable dynamic tick option.
    Also try disabling flash hardware acceleration (right click... etc)
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  4. #4


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by andrewandy View Post
    I know i have posted this before but i really dunno what to do!!

    I have a Acer 5750g Laptop with i5 core processor and 8gb of Ram

    It came with Windows 7 installed and when Windows 8 came out i
    installed this. I have freezes random without warning. This can
    be once or even twice a day or even happens after 3 days
    at a time. So sometimes it goes a long time without a freeze.use

    All of my drivers are up to date and i am sure its not
    a hardware fault. I use Tune Up Utilities, CC Cleaner
    and Mcafee and all system should be fine and it
    is not these programs causing a freeze as i got one
    before installing these!!!

    When i get a freeze all i can do is to turn off and reboot!!
    If i had been doing some work then this gets lost!

    I have tried installing Win 8 on a fresh clean install and tried
    also upgrade from Win 7 but no matter have freezes on both
    installs

    Please please help as this is driving me nuts!
    I have had no freezes on Win xp or Win 7 or Linux
    on this pc, So something within Win 8 must be causing this

    Thank You
    Hi there
    Why on earth are you using things like "McAweful", CC Cleaner and a load of that other garbage on W8. W8 has a perfectly DECENT built in AV system - you don't NEED any of that other junk.

    I'll bet if you install W8 CLEANLY (or if it came pre-installed with a load of cr@ap- ad- and trial-ware - uninstall it all) W8 should work just fine. Install the UPDATES too. Don't use the drivers from W7 unless there really is no other choice.

    You don't need a load of that other stuff -- and it usually severely decreases performance and in extreme cases like yours renders the OS unuseable.

    Also where did you get your W8 system from -- if it was from a Torrent site then all bets are off. If you have a LEGAL key download a new copy - it's possible your W8 system install media is corrupted.

    Before reverting back try removing all that garbage and seeing what happens. An Acer with an i5 even without an SSD fitted is a decent machine by any standards.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by andrewandy View Post
    I know i have posted this before but i really dunno what to do!!

    I have a Acer 5750g Laptop with i5 core processor and 8gb of Ram

    It came with Windows 7 installed and when Windows 8 came out i
    installed this. I have freezes random without warning. This can
    be once or even twice a day or even happens after 3 days
    at a time. So sometimes it goes a long time without a freeze.use

    All of my drivers are up to date and i am sure its not
    a hardware fault. I use Tune Up Utilities, CC Cleaner
    and Mcafee and all system should be fine and it
    is not these programs causing a freeze as i got one
    before installing these!!!

    When i get a freeze all i can do is to turn off and reboot!!
    If i had been doing some work then this gets lost!

    I have tried installing Win 8 on a fresh clean install and tried
    also upgrade from Win 7 but no matter have freezes on both
    installs

    Please please help as this is driving me nuts!
    I have had no freezes on Win xp or Win 7 or Linux
    on this pc, So something within Win 8 must be causing this

    Thank You
    Hi there
    Why on earth are you using things like "McAweful", CC Cleaner and a load of that other garbage on W8. W8 has a perfectly DECENT built in AV system - you don't NEED any of that other junk.

    I'll bet if you install W8 CLEANLY (or if it came pre-installed with a load of cr@ap- ad- and trial-ware - uninstall it all) W8 should work just fine. Install the UPDATES too. Don't use the drivers from W7 unless there really is no other choice.

    You don't need a load of that other stuff -- and it usually severely decreases performance and in extreme cases like yours renders the OS unuseable.

    Also where did you get your W8 system from -- if it was from a Torrent site then all bets are off. If you have a LEGAL key download a new copy - it's possible your W8 system install media is corrupted.

    Before reverting back try removing all that garbage and seeing what happens. An Acer with an i5 even without an SSD fitted is a decent machine by any standards.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I agree with jimbo, jimbo I couldn't rep you for some reason.
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  6. #6


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    @Brummyfan --Thanks anyway

    Looking forward to English Premier League -- Jose Mourinho back -- that's always interesting - makes up for loss of Alex Ferguson.

    Can't imagine New boys Hull City surviving although they have a great new Stadium - but Chelsea will just blow them away I suspect. In the Summer I get withdrawl symptons -- you don't have to be English or live in the UK to follow a team or to be interested in the Premiership -- like most non UK residents I support Man Utd - but can't really see them doing well under the new manager -- I'm probably in a minority of 1 on that though.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #7


    I would agree on that "other crap " but Defender is just not the greatest AV out there and does not work any faster or takes much less resources than a Full blown AV like Avast, it's much less frequently updated (Avast does it sometimes even 5 times a day) but better than nothing I guess. The need for "protection" is directly proportional to internet surfing habits and what is going thru the system, how many strange memory devices you connect to it etc. It's also good to know how sensitive stuff you got on the computer and get appropriate protection according to that.
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  8. #8


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    So Defender deletes junk files, Flash cookies, etc. from your cache?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    I would agree on that "other crap " but Defender is just not the greatest AV out there and does not work any faster or takes much less resources than a Full blown AV like Avast, it's much less frequently updated (Avast does it sometimes even 5 times a day) but better than nothing I guess. The need for "protection" is directly proportional to internet surfing habits and what is going thru the system, how many strange memory devices you connect to it etc. It's also good to know how sensitive stuff you got on the computer and get appropriate protection according to that.
    If you're going to take a third party AV program over Defender, it's certainly shouldn't be Avast, AVG, or McAfee. Avast is a resource hog. Anyone that says otherwise is delusional. AVG left so many holes on my school campus, it wasn't even funny. We had a rampant spread of one of the viruses and a lot of those people had AVG.
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    Just because of that "Avast is a hog" fame I did some testing with Avast free. Copied some 4GB .iso files from one physical disk to another another while doing a full scan and it did slow down the transfer by about 9% compared to with it stopped. With about 12% of memory used. Processor usage was a bit higher, up to about 25%, but that was on a dual core processor, now when I tried on a 4 core it was still the same but only on 2 cores, it looks like it is not optimized for more than 2. So on my system, it's impact is not discernible by naked eye in real time. AVG and Bitdeffender free were at about same mark. Did not checkout Deffender Because I had to clean so many computers using it as a sole AV that it isn't even funny any more.
    I don't think that any industrial strength AV could keep schools safe, maybe even NSA security system could not do that. It's probably the most hostile environment you could find. I do keep another security layer for USB memory sticks because it's automatic scan of any usb memory connected and faster than Avast in that field. That's a free program called MCShield and it works like a charm. My main computer sees quite a bit of data going thru it that security is my main concern, much higher than speed.
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