Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Freeze/lag/stutter.. maybe twice a week

  1. #1

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1

    Freeze/lag/stutter.. maybe twice a week

    I have Windows 7 on my 500 GB HDD which never had any issues
    Recently I installed Windows 8 on a new Crucial M4 SSD and I noticed issues with Windows 8 which would occur maybe twice a week until I restarted.

    I notice it once a website starts taking a while to load, I attempt Ctrl + Alt + Delete to confirm if it's the system and sure enough trying to open task manager takes a couple of minutes. I don't notice anything out of the ordinary with system usage. A restart will take over 2 minutes to fully take effect, once I do it's back to a normal for a couple of days.

    At first I thought it was probably Windows update related so I disabled anything automatic regarding them but still noticed issues. I'm going to start keeping track of the frequency of these freezes.

    After browsing some of the posts here I began to suspect maybe it was the M4 (even though I have the latest firmware, I also have the most recent bios firmware) but after upgrading the wife's all in one to Windows 8, she herself just had a similar moment with this lag/stutter/freezing. There's no BSOD but it becomes insufferable to use the computer until it's rebooted.

    I just attempted the "sfc /scannow" command which found a corruption, hopefully this will resolve the issue so I'll keep this thread posted. I'm not able to access the log file though, it says access is denied.

    update: And it's happening again today (one day later)

    update: Again today 1/26 both computers
    Last edited by civiltribe; 26 Jan 2013 at 11:56.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1

    so far three times within the two, for both computers every time

    update: and again on 1/29
    Last edited by civiltribe; 29 Jan 2013 at 20:46.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Freeze/lag/stutter.. maybe twice a week
Related Threads
Hello. Recently got a new computer, though not a new mouse, as i've used this mouse for a while now and it worked fine without any freezing/stutter on my other Windows 8.1 PC. Anyway, the problem is very random, but from time to time the mouse pointer freezes for a split second, and comes...
Sound and Video stutter. in General Support
Hi, I'm experiencing fairly regular stutters while playing either video or audio files when these are saved on my HDD. I have both a SSD and a HDD. I keep all my video and audio files on my HDD because my SSD obviously has a lot less space on it. It seems these stutters occur because the HDD...
Not sure what is going on here. I have two accounts on my Windows 8.1 PC. Mine and a guest. I went to make an account for my stepdaughters with their own password and a Frozen theme and not able to do it. I did a virus scan and the the DISM/Restorehealth and it fixed something that was corrupt, but...
Audio Stutter in Sound & Audio
Hello, I've seen many threads around these forums regarding this issue but I didn't come across a "fix". My situation is the following: Every now and then, the audio of the PC stutters, its like it skips kinda when you're listening to music from a bad CD. I have the latest drivers from my...
This is driving me nuts! Bought this Pavilion p6-2317c desktop a couple months ago. It has Win 8 x64, 8gb ram, and integrated IDT audio. It worked great out of box for a while, then I started noticing a slight break or stutter in music, whether online or on my hard drive. I tried installing fresh...
I upgraded from Win7 to Win8 (both running the MS Media Center) and it's created a problem with music playback . It used to work fine, but now I get random stutters. Sometimes it goes 10 or 15 minutes without any problem, but often it's more frequent than that - and it's very, very annoying. The...
Audio Stutter?? in Sound & Audio
I have a problem with the Windows 8 preview, my audio driver and everything works fine, or so it seems. However when playing music or a game or a movie randomely sometimes often sometimes not the audio will have a slight hiccup or stutter, it does not do this right after a restart but it gets worse...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook