1.    11 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10

    Frequent "Semi-Freezes" on my Windows 10 laptop

    Hi, I have a problem with my laptop running Windows 10. The laptop came with Windows 8 two years ago, and I later upgraded to Windows 8.1, and this summer to Windows 10, and this November to Windows 10 Fall Update (1511). Since the Windows 10 upgrade this summer, I have noticed a frequent "semi-freeze" problem, namely, from time to time, some applications will fail to start or do any meaningful work. The system still behaves as if it is normal (I can move mouse, type in the existing windows, click on icons, roll up and down existing web pages), however, if I want to play a movie or a music (either inside the existing browser window or by starting a new application), it does not play (the existing apps will just show something like a "wait icon" forever, and the new app will not start), and this applies to local media files as well as internet media; if I want to start some app (for example Firefox), it shows an hourglass icon and does not start, and so on and so on. The way out is to do a reboot (the "power" menu still responds), but then after a while this happens again (I have not been able to discern a pattern on when it will happen, though). I have checked my audio and video drivers and they all report to be the latest version. This never happened before Windows 10. Can anybody help me with this? Thanks!
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  2.    12 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Posts : 797
    Windows 8.1 Windows 10 IP 14951 Windows 10 14393.321

    It could be a driver problem, go to device manager and find whether there are any yellow triangles with exclamation mark, you need to provide more information about your system, this tutorial will help you:System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums
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