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Windows 8.1 Freezing (because of pagefile?)

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Freezing (because of pagefile?)


    I've been having an issue with system hanging and freezing for minutes at a time for some unknown reason, and am looking for help in solving it as it has been bugging the crap out of me for months now. Here's a image of what happens:

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    The system will hang and wont respond to any commands while this is happening, and it does this every few hours.

    I have disabled the Superfetch service but to no avail

    Specs if it helps:

    Mobo: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming
    PSU: OCZ ZX Series 850W 80+ GOLD
    GPU: NVIDIA EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW
    CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k
    CPU Cooler: Stock i7 cooler
    Case: Corsair 600T Special Edition White Graphite Series™
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600mhz
    Hard drive: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I run my laptop with no pagefile and it only has 8 gig of RAM. No issues that I know of. No nag screens or warning messages etc. It has two SSD drives so (IMHO) it isn't going to impact performance. You have 16 GB of RAM so if I were you I'd test with no pagefile just to see what happens. You can always turn it back on.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe running-

    sfc /scannow

    Then-

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Then-

    sfc /scannow

    again & restarting would help.

    All in administrator command prompts.

    edit--- Watch the video in this post if you need help with the commands-

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-s...ease-help.html
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Maybe running-

    sfc /scannow

    Then-

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Then-

    sfc /scannow

    again & restarting would help.

    All in administrator command prompts.

    edit--- Watch the video in this post if you need help with the commands-

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-s...ease-help.html
    This brought up something, saying that CBS.log was a corrupt file, after doing the commands the file was replaced and the freezing hasn't happened so far, will update again if it happens, thanks
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  6. #6


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Is there a reason to run sfc /scannow twice?
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
    Is there a reason to run sfc /scannow twice?
    I run it twice to make sure everything is fixed.

    I just let it run in the background or when I go to bed or out somewhere.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Freezing seems to have gone but another problem has appeared. All of my 16gb's of RAM is being used by something that doesn't appear? Tried upping the pagefile and it didn't fix it. Going to do a virus scan now.

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    Last edited by Brink; 05 Aug 2014 at 13:15. Reason: embedded image
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