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Random Hang Up of Windows 8 Pro

  1. #11


    Isolate by only having one application open at a time. e.g. you mentioned Google Chrome and Yahoo Messenger. Close the Messenger and only have the browser open and see if that makes a difference.

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  2. #12


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    windows 7 home premium 64bit


    Anything in event viewer?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 13
    Windows8 Pro


    Also having the same with a Toshiba c660 satellite i3 2350M n when connected to a wireless spot all browsers hang and i cant use the icons in taskbar until i manualy hard shutdown the computer the laptop.I'm currently in fear of using it not to loose my assignments in class please help pals.
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  4. #14


    try to refresh windows from the settings
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    Windows8 Pro


    Refreshing does no good n am about 2 revert 2 win7 until win8 becomes stable n all its issues have solutions!
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  6. #16


    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Sorry for resurrecting this old thread but this is getting on my nerves.I recently refreshed my windows 8 and it was working like a charm.Then all of a sudden it started hanging up when i connected my iphone to my system.

    Now these random hang ups occur even when iphone is not connected.I did all the required hardware diagnostic checks and all came up clean.

    So please help me to pinpoint the exact cause of these random hangups before i start chucking this laptop outta window.
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  7. #17


    By "refresh" do you mean you did a complete, clean, install? A clean install requires reformatting the hard drive. If it wasn't a clean install that is probably the best bet. After Win 8 installs, install any available Dell drivers, even though Win 8 installs some or most of the drivers. The USB drivers, except for possibily any motherboard chipset drivers, are the default built in Windows drivers.

    Disable the web cam and see if that makes any difference. I've seen web cams cause many flakey problems.

    Run the Dell Diagnostics, however run them for a longer period rather than just one time. Sometimes a problem will not show up until it has been run for a while.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    By "refresh" do you mean you did a complete, clean, install? A clean install requires reformatting the hard drive. If it wasn't a clean install that is probably the best bet. After Win 8 installs, install any available Dell drivers, even though Win 8 installs some or most of the drivers. The USB drivers, except for possibily any motherboard chipset drivers, are the default built in Windows drivers.

    Disable the web cam and see if that makes any difference. I've seen web cams cause many flakey problems.

    Run the Dell Diagnostics, however run them for a longer period rather than just one time. Sometimes a problem will not show up until it has been run for a while.

    It was the option "refresh your pc without affecting your files" which i did and not clean install.

    I have all the required drivers for my dell.I will try to disable my webcam though.

    I already ran Dell diagnostics and it came up with no problem.

    Is it possible to pinpoint the problem in event viewer or such??
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