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Freeze Screens

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    Freeze Screens


    I have started to get the occasional freeze screens, particularly in games, but also when surfing and using differing screens. Nothing to suggest its a particular one.

    When in a game I fix it by opening task manager; then closing it with no action, and game usually regenerates with no lose of data.

    Anyone else in 8.1 updated, getting similar problems.

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    Since it's something you can recover from, I'd say start by upgrading your video drivers, or reverting back to the previous version if this started happening shortly after an update.
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    I thought that but drivers have been in for a while, since I got the pc, this is something new. I will have to look at this.
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    Well, reverted graphics driver from Sept to July, lets see how we do?
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    No difference. Game froze tonight and one crashed.
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    When is the last time you opened the unit up and blew out fans with some canned air?
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    never, its brand new
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Just for the heck of it try the sfc & dism commands & reboot.

    I usually run sfc, then dism, & sfc again.
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    Dave, if you provided instructions here, they have gorn!!
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Dave, if you provided instructions here, they have gorn!!
    What do you mean, "gorn" ???

    I posted for you to try---

    sfc /scannow

    &

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    My post is still there.

    A picture---

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by David Bailey; 04 Oct 2014 at 11:38. Reason: added picture
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