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Windows 8 Freezing(unresponsive)

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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 Freezing(unresponsive)


    I have 32-bit Windows 8 and it keeps freezing/ becoming unresponsive... what is the cause of this problem, im not sure of, my Comp specs are: HDD1: 125GB HDD2: 60GB HDD3: 60GB Graphics: 1024 MB DDR3 GeForce GT 520 RAM: 4GB DDR2 Processor: 3.20GHz Intel Celeron D Usual activity: Gaming/Media streaming ISP of 100 MB up and 100 MB Down... I usually play minecraft all the time along with chatting with freinds on skype for most of my day. i mainly use it for those reasons, i really never use it for anything else. My antivirus is Avast Internet security PRO... I hope you guys can help me solve this mystery.

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  2. #2


    Welcome, downsbri000.

    Is this 8 release preview? How long have you been running? Have you looked in the event log? Freeze after a certain time or during a program?
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    Earth
    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Minecraft is a resource hog. Try closing it when you Skype.
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    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I have a feeling Avast could be doing it. I don't know for sure, but I don't think Avast has an updated version specifically for Windows 8.



    Can you describe what EXACTLY happens when it freezes up?
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8
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    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Note that that was fixed in the RTM (it's caused by certain things in the way newer processors worked, and how the Windows kernel interpreted those things). If you're still having issues with the RTM and you're on a brand-new Intel or AMD CPU, you should probably contact Microsoft as that should have already been fixed. If you're on the RP or DP, you're going to have this issue and the link above is the only workaround short of upgrading to RTM for the fix.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    are you sure that this would help out my computer from not freezing? cmd bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes
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    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    no one can be certain of anything regarding any fix.
    In all cases, Troubleshooting is a best guess off of knowledge of how PC's/OS's work, and then it's all trial and error from there.
    Then from feedback on the thing that finally resolved the issue.

    Sometimes it's a 1 hit thing and it's fixed, other times it could take trying 10 different things, and then it could be one thing or a combination of those 10 things that fixes an issue.

    Troubleshooting is not an exact science and no one, not one person can be 100% guaranteed that any fix is going to work for everyone always.

    This is the nature of computers, it is what it is, the way it is.
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    i now come back with another question, skype now keeps hanging, i included the picute in the event viewerClick image for larger version
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  10. #10


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Please start a new thread so folks can find it and help.
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