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Computer freezing and pressing any key will unfreeze it

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1

    Computer freezing and pressing any key will unfreeze it


    Hi i have very wierd problem my computer it keeps freezing in almost every situation.
    It started couple days ago when i was installing win 8.1 and now it does it all the time.
    As example i was installing win 10 and computer is copying setup files and the computer loading light stops flashing and process is stopped completely I tried to wait like 5 minutes with no progress at all then simply hitting any key it continued to copy files and loading light starts flash again.
    It had to press keys like over 100 times to finnish the file copy progress and after it it just went to black and crashed.
    It also makes it in windows loading screen and in windows.
    Any ideas where to start checking for problem??

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  2. #2


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Seeing as there are no replies yet, I'm going to take a wild guess and say to switch keyboards... I'm probably wrong but its such a simple thing that it wouldn't hurt to try.
    What about pressing a mouse button instead of the keyboard? Same effect or no?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    It continues also with mouse sometimes but mostly with keyboard also tested different keyboard same shit continues..
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  4. #4


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    K now its completely dead can't even try to install windows just freezes at windows logo before installation starts...
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  5. #5


    Eastbourne uk
    Posts : 89
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Version 1709) 16299.125


    As you start it up hit the ctrl +alt+del and see if it will bring you into a screen where you can restore it to factory settings if you can then let it do that I know a lot of hard work but think that is the only choice you have left unless someone else can come up with anything better
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  6. #6


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Managed to install windows again and now it's working as it should
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