Windows 10: Windows 10 freezes randomly
Windows 10 1511 continues to run with no major issues. The system is very stable, no freezes, bsods, nothing. This is with a clean install.
It's sad to see many others still having issues. I avoided 1511 because of the bugs early on, but now I seem to really like it.
freeze still happening after all Windows updates
I have Windows 10 Enterprise Ver. 1511 on Dell Latitude E5550.
The computer randomly freeze from time to time, can be once every 10-15 minutes for few seconds.
It just freeze and I have to wait that it will go out of this state.
I've updates also all Dell HW patches.
This was a fresh install of Windows 10.
I have the same problems but mine needs shutting off and restarting. Many a times a day. A great mistake in upgrading.
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I have completed the fresh, from DVD, installation of Window 10 Pro. It became apparent when I came up the other side that I had a bad install of Windows 10 home that I loaded online when Microsoft first aggressively pushed it out. I have always preferred to do a fresh install of a new operating system from a hard copy. It also cleans out all of the accumulated evil that has built up in the various files associated with the old OS. Everything is now very smooth.
I think its a flash problem, cause everytime I'm watching a facebook vid or on youtube, it would randomly freeze.... I'm 98% sure its a flash problem....
All these problems were almost missing in Win 7. So, many problems have been created by Win 10 bringing ms to a great shame.
This thread has grown to big for me to have the desire to sit and read the whole thing but I noticed a lot of folks seem to be saying that Windows 10 locks up on them. The only time I experienced this with the new operating system is when I was running the generic-defacto SATA HDD driver for AHCI mode when I did a fresh install because the Win 7 upgrade left to much garbage behind.
Without knowing all the details I just wanted to ask or tell others that if your running the standard M$ AHCI/RAID drivers then that may be the source of the lock ups. If you can not find a suitable Windows 10 driver for your specific make and model of motherboard or chipset then use the most recent one for Windows 8 or even the one that worked under Windows 7. Don't use the setup.exe installer though. Instead extract the driver files (if possible) that worked for you in a previous version of Windows and use device manager to manually browse for the driver files and update it that way. Reboot the system and see if the hangs continue, and also check the Event Viewer logs for any logs pertaining to Disk events, SATA events, specifically ones related to the system sending a controller reset to drive on Port* (where * is the port number of your drives.) Also take note of other events as they may shed some light on it. A bad or loose cable can cause this issue also.
A while back I had lock ups frequently under Windows 7 which ended up being caused by a bad block on one of my disk. After the drive finally hard crashed a violent and noisy death, I replaced it with on of my secondary drives and the lockups stopped. Could be a sign of slight HDD scratching or the disk's PCB controller is damaged due to improper handling or age.
Just thought I'd throw this out there in case it can help someone else. I do not expect this to fix the OP's problem but you never know.
I am in the same boat. I would like to go back to Win 7 with a clean new install.
Help me how to do it please?
I will need to copy some files. I have got an outside 1TB storage hard drive.
Only problem would be with my .pst file that has some useful data, addresses.
I feel your pain man, and yes a fresh install will usually solve the problems you have with the upgrade route, but be warned! Doing a (real) fresh install will lose all the driver files, custom system and user settings, your personal data files (unless you back them up first), and basically all the content of your current boot drive. The reason for this is in order to perform a full reinstall from nothing requires you to format the Local Disk C: including any sub partitions it may contain. It must be an empty drive in other words.
Before attempting this you should have a 4GB flash drive handy and an ISO image of Windows 10 for the version you have activated when you did your in place upgrade to get the "free" license key. You also must ensure you have signed in to the Windows store at least once so that your unique hardware ID has been saved on M$'s servers. This is so you can enter the store later to reactivate Windows. Failure to do this will cause you to be unable to activate Windows legally, though you could KMS Pico it but that's unnecessary. Play fair and sign in to the store with your outlook account and you will be able to reactivate Windows easily. Just visit the store after you've reinstalled Windows.
Next thing on the "to do list" is to ensure you have access to all your driver setup.exe's or loose .inf files for each hardware device. Pay special attention to chipset drivers and AHCI/RAID drives, not having those available on the fresh install could be a problem as Windows 10 doesn't seem to do much hardware updating thought Windows update anymore, especially after the Windows 10 roll out disaster with Nvidia and ATI drivers for the graphics hardware.
Next you'll want to back up data that is a "must have" on some other source other than you C drive, as the data on that will not survive the formatting process. The formatting process is carried out directly from within the Windows 10 installation dialog. You'll need to use this guide How to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10 - Microsoft News to make the bootable flash drive for the install process.
Once that's done, you will need to reset the PC, and possibly go into BIOS to set the first boot device to be your flash drive (has to be inserted before entering BIOS) on modern systems there is usually a hot key that can be pressed at boot time to choose the boot media on the fly. If you have that then boot up to the flash drive and follow the on screen instructions, pay attention at the "Choose where to install Windows" screen, as this is where you will be able to completely erase the C drive without the old install blocking you out. Proceed with the install process and once in Windows start the tedious process of installing your hardware drivers, followed by the applications you use.
That's about it, also if my explanation is lacking there are tons of detailed guides out there on how to do this procedure, but this is not necessarily up "every ones ally" to perform a from scratch install. So do it with caution if you do not have anyone in your local group of contacts, ie Family and Friends who knows how to do it for you. If you pull it off right and just take it one step at time you'll be back and running in a few hours, though it will take days to get your system fully setup the way you like it. That's just part of using the system over time so do not worry about that. Remember, sign in to Microsoft, specifically the store with an active MS account at least once if you have not already and be sure you know you have access to your drivers, including the LAN driver in case Windows does not come with a default driver for your particular network adapter!
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