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Laptop experiencing weird freezes

  1. #21


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    Sorry for the late update. I think doing the Dism and sfc commands did the trick. My laptop has been working good for two days now. Although since the problem occurs randomly, I'm not so sure if the problem is completely gone. Is there any way where I can be sure that the problem will not arise sooner or later?
    About the Dism and sfc, the prompt says that all errors have been fixed.

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  2. #22


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by KFCMug View Post
    Sorry for the late update. I think doing the Dism and sfc commands did the trick. My laptop has been working good for two days now. Although since the problem occurs randomly, I'm not so sure if the problem is completely gone. Is there any way where I can be sure that the problem will not arise sooner or later?
    About the Dism and sfc, the prompt says that all errors have been fixed.
    That's good news. I thought about going in the sfc/dism direction earlier on but without errors and no real crash and when I saw all the items in the start list, memory bottleneck came to mind first as it seemed to slow down/temp freeze at high demand. I still think it is highly likely that limited memory could be somewhat related or at least a factor. I think I would run the thing as is for a few days and if the problem does not resurface add some of the items back to the start list and see how it performs. If the problem starts back up then I think it will be obvious what the cause is. I guess you could open a whole bunch of web sites and take up as much memory as possible then try to start a game and see if the problem repeats itself. Other than that I can't think of anything you could do to test the system. For routine use I would try to keep the start list to just what is really needed. Keep me informed and when you feel comfortable that things are in good shape mark this thread as solved.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by gator2013 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KFCMug View Post
    Sorry for the late update. I think doing the Dism and sfc commands did the trick. My laptop has been working good for two days now. Although since the problem occurs randomly, I'm not so sure if the problem is completely gone. Is there any way where I can be sure that the problem will not arise sooner or later?
    About the Dism and sfc, the prompt says that all errors have been fixed.
    That's good news. I thought about going in the sfc/dism direction earlier on but without errors and no real crash and when I saw all the items in the start list, memory bottleneck came to mind first as it seemed to slow down/temp freeze at high demand. I still think it is highly likely that limited memory could be somewhat related or at least a factor. I think I would run the thing as is for a few days and if the problem does not resurface add some of the items back to the start list and see how it performs. If the problem starts back up then I think it will be obvious what the cause is. I guess you could open a whole bunch of web sites and take up as much memory as possible then try to start a game and see if the problem repeats itself. Other than that I can't think of anything you could do to test the system. For routine use I would try to keep the start list to just what is really needed. Keep me informed and when you feel comfortable that things are in good shape mark this thread as solved.
    I will update maybe by tomorrow. For now I'll just follow what you said.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    Update: The problem has just resurfaced. I think it's somehow related to my memory usage seeing that my computer is using 94% of all memory.
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  5. #25


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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


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  6. #26


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by KFCMug View Post
    Update: The problem has just resurfaced. I think it's somehow related to my memory usage seeing that my computer is using 94% of all memory.
    Yes, Memory Diagnostics. Don't know why I didn't think of that. There are a lot of onboard tools here that if you don't use you forget they are there. In case you have not been there before.

    Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Memory Diagnostics

    I am not a gamer but I do a lot of heavy photo editing with Photoshop but with 8GB of memory I don't think I have ever been above 80%. Run that diagnostic. Maybe defective memory or just not adequate enough for your needs.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    I've just finished running WMDT, Windows said that there were no problems.

    PS. When the problem resurfaced today, it happened after I opened two youtube tabs.
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  8. #28


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by KFCMug View Post
    I've just finished running WMDT, Windows said that there were no problems.

    PS. When the problem resurfaced today, it happened after I opened two youtube tabs.
    Out of curiosity what Power Plan are you set on in Power Options?

    Set to Maximum Performance if it is not there already and see if you can reproduce the problem.

    Just trying to think of everything.

    Not overheating are you? Is fan running real fast and/or sounds loud? If PC feels real hot underneath you might consider loading this little App. It's not real extensive but it will give you accurate temps and it's just a simple little App. I have this on both my Desktop and Laptop. It's simple and harmless.

    Core Temp
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  9. #29


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by gator2013 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KFCMug View Post
    I've just finished running WMDT, Windows said that there were no problems.

    PS. When the problem resurfaced today, it happened after I opened two youtube tabs.
    Out of curiosity what Power Plan are you set on in Power Options?

    Set to Maximum Performance if it is not there already and see if you can reproduce the problem.

    Just trying to think of everything.

    Not overheating are you? Is fan running real fast and/or sounds loud? If PC feels real hot underneath you might consider loading this little App. It's not real extensive but it will give you accurate temps and it's just a simple little App. I have this on both my Desktop and Laptop. It's simple and harmless.

    Core Temp
    I'm already in High Performance mode (I can't find Maximum Performance). Core Temp shows 60 C as of the moment. At what temperatures would be considered bad?
    Laptop doesn't really feel hot btw.
    Also, right now the problem isn't occuring, since I restarted when I last ran WMDT.
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  10. #30


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by KFCMug View Post
    I'm already in High Performance mode (I can't find Maximum Performance). Core Temp shows 60 C as of the moment. At what temperatures would be considered bad?
    Laptop doesn't really feel hot btw.
    Also, right now the problem isn't occuring, since I restarted when I last ran WMDT.
    NA, you don't have a temp problem. On the Core Temp window just above the Core Temps there is a Max Temp which is probably 100C although I can't imagine things getting that hot. Yes, You are in the High Performance Mode. It would be great if this is something you could repeat on demand that would just be lucky.
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