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Suggestions for Freezing Problems (culled from other posts)


usasma

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#1
This is just a list of the most recent freeze fixes compiled in this forum:
As it seems a bit confusing, I've highlighted the specific instances in RED

Feel free to add to this topic or to bump it back up to the top.

FYI - AVG (and other antivirus') have been implicated in freezes, even after uninstalling. (I use the built in Windows Defender)
FYI2 - Chrome has been implicated in freezes also - try switching to another browser (I use FireFox and IE)
More to follow as I gather links.......

My last post gathering info: http://www.eightforums.com/crashes-debugging/6462-windows-8-freezing-2.html#post97336
Just to keep things in one topic:
- play with video driver versions - both the latest available Win8 version from the chipset manufacturer:

Intel: http://downloadcenter.intel.com
nVidia: World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies | NVIDIA
ATI: Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD

and the original version that shipped (and was installed) when Win8 was first installed.
Power states may play a part in this (2 suggestions):
Guys, try running a task on the background that uses the CPU. Someone in the forums mentioned that the freezes happen when the CPU enters the power saving mode.
You can try disabling C-States if your bios allows it.
Nice tip! DM1 offers this suggestion in several threads also (I took this quote from http://www.eightforums.com/crashes-debugging/6990-windows-8-freezes-randomly.html#post96504 ):
If you have no disable C-States option in the BIOS (most laptops don't) you can workaround by creating a new Custom Power Plan and set - as an advanced option - in the Processor Power Management Tab the minimum processor rate at 50-70% ( i set myself at 50%) and the maximum processor rate at the very same value! (50%-50% or 70%-70%).

No crashes since then! Yes it takes from the processing power, but at least the system is stable.
As i noticed here and on other forums, this is an Intel only problem.
And finally the type of installation.
I've seen a lot of installations that were "Upgrades" - and they have far more problems than the "clean" install.
If yours is an upgrade install and you're having these problems:
- backup your stuff
- format the hard drive (a wipe probably isn't necessary - although I have some issues when swapping hard drives)
- "clean" install Win8, letting Windows Update automatically install the necessary drivers.
More info about clean install in this Win7Vista "canned speech": Canned Speeches - "Clean" Install
 
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    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
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    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
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    Why do we ask this for laptops?
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    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
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    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
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    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
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    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
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Divere

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#2
Usasma, you are forgot this:
Hi Everyone
I've been experiencing this issue, sometimes it took hours, sometimes 5 minutes after booting up. It's highly aggravating however I had a small idea, what happens if we virtualise our Windows 8 installation. Keep reading, I'm not insane...
Since Windows 8 now runs on top of the Hypervisor and not directly on the hardware layer, that, to me at least, makes it virtualised.
So far, and I'm a few hours in now which is more than most other times before, this has worked absolutely great (Please note however, that I have also disabled all C-Stepping and power management features, to no avail, before this!).
To enable it for yourself and give it a try:
Open Desktop
Win + I (Settings)
Control Panel
Programs & Features
Turn Windows Features on or off
Tick "Hyper-V" (and sub-components, although not required I guess)
Reboot (it will reboot twice to reconfigure your system completely)

Note: Since your system now also has a hypervisor running, you may experience slightly degraded performance. So long as you are not running other virtual machines, this should not be noticable, and trust me any possible slowdowns are probably less annoying than the dreaded freeze.
Interested to hear how people get on with this method.
Source: Browsers causing Win 8 RP to freeze

By topic starter: this fix my freezes completely, but i had disable FAST BOOT option, because it's stopped working, and computer doesn't boot with it (reset helps). My uptime now 48 hours with using Chrome, enabled speedstep and C-states
 

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usasma

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#3
Thanks Divere !
I'm sure that it's going to help others with the freezing problems.
 

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    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

usasma

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#4
Another freezing post by DM1 that also involves Hypervisor: http://www.eightforums.com/crashes-debugging/7189-another-solution-freezing-issue.html#post98042

Windows 8 Web Browsing Freeze - WORKAROUND / FIX!

If you've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview on an Intel motherboard setup, and have been experiencing problems with your whole system freezing, then you're probably as insane and annoyed as I am with the issue.
To those that haven't experienced it, here's what basically happens: We'll be browsing around (in any browser!), and all of a sudden, the display will stop rendering, yet the mouse keeps moving. We're able to click on some things, and enter the metro start screen, but no apps will open and only some of the clicks will render changes on the screen. From this point, that's it, we have to hard reboot. I am actually able to get a system beep (and mouse freeze) by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del and clicking around for a few seconds.
No, there is no BSOD, there is no "Your computer encounted a problem it couldn't handle" or any other sign of error. It just freezes, and it's horrible!
Anyway, good news for those that are experiencing it......
The Fix!

Some warnings first:
1; This is NOT a permanent fix. This needs to be solved my MS / Intel.
2; Depending on how you use your computer, you may notice degraded performance with this fix, but I am happy to trade that for a system that doesn't freeze.
3; Whilst I will do my best to help anyone with issues for this fix, I am not responsible for any damage you may cause to your system etc. etc.
If you already run a virtualisation environment such as VMWare or VirtualBox (with 64-bit VMs only), they will no longer work. The reason is that the Hypervisor doesn't expose the VT-x extension to it's virtual machines (including your new root), and so other virtualisation products can't be ran with full effectiveness. The obvious workaround to this problem is to convert your VMWare/VirtualBox VMs to Hyper-V, and import them using the Hyper-V Manager.
Here's the fix: Enable Hyper-V. By enabling Hyper-V on your machine, your root OS (which you use) will now run on top of a Hypervisor, which means it's essentially virtualised. It's not in the same sense as a virtual machine, as your OS will still have direct hardware access to essentials such as graphics cards for gaming etc.
Full steps:


  1. Open Desktop
  2. Win + C (Charms bar) (or Win+I for Settings directly)
  3. Settings
  4. Control Panel
  5. Programs & Features
  6. Turn Windows Features on or off
  7. Tick "Hyper-V" (and sub-components, although not required if you won't create virtual machines)
  8. Reboot (it will reboot twice to reconfigure your system completely)

That's it, now have fun browsing!
Please report your success / failure on this post, so I can start spreading it even more. I know a few people that have said it's solved their issues so no negative feedback now, and I'm 24 hours in to testing it.
Small update based on the few people who don't get this working: You need virtualisation extensions (VT-x) enabled in your BIOS/UEFI config, so go enable those first. You can confirm that the Hypervisor is running after reboot by looking in System Event Viewer and finding the 'Hypervisor successfully started.' log entry. If you see an error when starting and wonder why the fix might not be working, well that's why :)
Update 19th June 2012 - Still running strong 4 days in, I've also had several confirmations of this working for others also, keep the confirmations coming so we can spread it even further. Feel free to retweet my post on Twitter also to spread it around. I've made a few minor updates to the article also.
Source: Windows 8 Web Browsing Freeze - WORKAROUND / FIX! - Latest General News - rudi visser, fresh development ideas


Let us know if it works for you!

Later Edit: It really works!
 

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    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
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    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
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crimson

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#5
I use Chrome as my internet browser. Is that why W8 keeps freezing? I still can't get IE going. Haven't found a fix for it other than creating a separate user account which is not worth it.

I did all the stuff from the Hyper-V thread. I started by enabling both Intel Virtualization Tech and VT-D Tech. Then I was able to go in, and activate the Hyper-V. I still don't understand what it's for.

I haven't checked my BIOS for the C-States, but I'll check it out as soon as I get the chance.
 

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    i5-4300U
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    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 2
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nemods

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#6
#crimson
I installed firefox and uninstalled Chrome, and i havent had a crach/freeze since
 

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#7
Firefox has never worked well for me in my entire life. That's why I always stuck to IE. Chrome has performed beyond amazing. I tried IE9, and it was nothing compared to Chrome. Whoever designed Chrome was seriously good.
 

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    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 2
    Screen Resolution
    2160 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    128 GB SSD
    Keyboard
    Rip-off type cover
    Antivirus
    Avast, Malwarebytes, Online Armor
#8
Opera 12 Final Release also seems to cause freezing.
 

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    Asus P5Q SE Plus
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT240
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Sound Blaster Xtreme Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Samsung Synchmaster 2494HM
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 [1080p HDMI connection]
    Hard Drives
    Internal: OCZ Vertex 4 128Gb SSD, 2 x 400Gb SAMSUNG HD403LJ External: 1 x Iomega 2Tb, 1 x Iomega 1Tb,
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    Corsair AX750 [750w]
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    Corsair Obsidian 550D
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#9
I use Chromium 20 and no freezing for a week now. I had a crash in begin using it, lucky for me there were only 2 tabs open.
 

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    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
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    120W adapter
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    small
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    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
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    slow and steady
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usasma

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#10

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  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

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    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.
#12
It's definitely the current version Real Player in my case causing problems. As a test, I spent the entire evening yesterday listening to music using WMP instead of RP. Not one freeze. Then, I switched over to Real Player. Within 5 minutes of using Real Player the system froze. After logging out and back in I put Real Player on again. Within 5 minutes another freeze.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit
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    Own build computer
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 E6600
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q SE Plus
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT240
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Sound Blaster Xtreme Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Samsung Synchmaster 2494HM
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 [1080p HDMI connection]
    Hard Drives
    Internal: OCZ Vertex 4 128Gb SSD, 2 x 400Gb SAMSUNG HD403LJ External: 1 x Iomega 2Tb, 1 x Iomega 1Tb,
    PSU
    Corsair AX750 [750w]
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 550D
    Keyboard
    Wireless Desktop 3000 v2.0
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    120Mbps download/ 10Mbps upload Cable Connection via UPC Nederland

usasma

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#13
Thanks for the detailed research HPDeskjet! That tends to prove the issue with RealPlayer!
 

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  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)
#14
I am using Real Player's 'Plus' version btw.
 

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    Own build computer
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 E6600
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q SE Plus
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT240
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Sound Blaster Xtreme Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Samsung Synchmaster 2494HM
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 [1080p HDMI connection]
    Hard Drives
    Internal: OCZ Vertex 4 128Gb SSD, 2 x 400Gb SAMSUNG HD403LJ External: 1 x Iomega 2Tb, 1 x Iomega 1Tb,
    PSU
    Corsair AX750 [750w]
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 550D
    Keyboard
    Wireless Desktop 3000 v2.0
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    120Mbps download/ 10Mbps upload Cable Connection via UPC Nederland

usasma

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#15

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  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

fafhrd

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#16
bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes

This is certainly gaining popularity on the net as a cure for one type of Windows 8 freeze problem. It also is a cure for problems found in the Linux community, if you google for "disable dynamic tick", most of the references are linux related. Here's a quote:

Another thing that happened over the last few years was the integration of the dynamic tick code, which disables the clock tick when the system is idle. Clock ticks are not turned back on for interrupt handlers. So any handler which expects jiffies to change while it is running will, sooner or later, go into a rather undignified infinite loop. Users tend to notice that kind of behavior, so most drivers which behave this way have long since been fixed.
Disabling IRQF_DISABLED [LWN.net]

The problem is that a freeze, is not a crash, no memory dump gets made, and does not get reported back to the WER center database, so MS is unaware of the scale of the problem.

Everyone who gets a freeze needs to get back to Microsoft with their setup details, and what they were doing when the freeze occurred
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

besb

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#17
Another suggestion having read the posts here, and derived from w7 experiences.
W7 appeared to hang but it all cases it was caused by any application running in the background that was trying
to connect to download an update, retrieve something, just ring home, and failing to get connected to the specific file in question.
This will explain the problems experienced with the various browsers real player etc.
With W8 a metro app may also be doing that in the background.
Can those experiencing freezing disconnect from the internet (switch off wireless or unplug the cable) and report back.
 

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Tuishimi

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#18
I've been suffering the hangs. Just enabled the hyper-v "fix." I'll let everyone know as it happens several times/day for me.
 

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I have had freezing on a laptop with all metro apps uninstalled - fan going full rate and then no response from screen, mouse or keyboard, but still a lot of processor activity from the heat generated, until powering down. Sadly the Nvidia onboard GPU suffered from solder failure due to the overheat, so the machine died. I'll get a mini gas blowtorch and try to re-fuse it one day, but do not have the time at the moment.
 

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#20
For those User's of ESET SS still AV is not compatible.

After that I have install the AV there is one protection that cannot be activated for I know it will be enable only for Win 7 OS.
This is called H.I.P.S. What is HIPS (Host-based Intrusion Prevention System) in ESET Smart Security/NOD32 Antivirus? - ESET Knowledgebase
View attachment 7206

ESET SS will always ask to enable the protected but in a long run it causes to freeze.
It has a cross mark once you have install and you will see it in Setup of ESET SS.

I have encounter this kind of problem before that I taught it is from google chrome but it's not.

Now I am using Norton IS and Malwarebytes Anti-malware, everything went well.
 
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