Windows 10: Windows 10 freezes randomly

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  1.    14 Jun 2017 #841

    YellowTrucker said: View Post
    I have had no freezing problems or 100% disk drive usage since I increased the size of my virtual page pool. I have a 10 GB HP PC and I set the initial limit to 10 GB and the high limit to 32 GB. Freezing problems have gone away. I suggest that anyone having a Windows 10 freezing problem check this simple to do change. Do not let Windows manage the paging pool automatically. The 100% disk usage is being caused by Windows dumping memory to the disk and trying to fit it into too small a virtual space.
    Yes. on slow disks that could also cause problem.
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  2. Posts : 1
    Win 10
       25 Jun 2017 #842

    I'm working on a project that uses laptops for data collection. Laptop is not connected to a network and always powered and set to never sleep or shutdown. Under Win 7 it worked fine. Under Win 10 we get freezes anywhere from a few minutes to several weeks and must power cycle laptop to recover. Some machines were Win 10 upgrades, some new with Win 10. We have tried many of the suggestions on this forum and others with no success. We have reverted one machine to Win 7 with success but cost and hassle. We tried Win 10 IOT with success but expensive and hassle. We bought one laptop with Win 10 and made only change to never sleep or shut down. That machine freezes. No applications turned on or installed. We have tried laptops from several vendors with the same results. We have checked event logs. Often last events were hours before the frozen desktop clock. Nothing is indicated that we can use. Does any of this give anyone a clue? Does anyone know how to approach diagnosing the problem as opposed to try this or try that?
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #843

    jpmiller said: View Post
    I'm working on a project that uses laptops for data collection. Laptop is not connected to a network and always powered and set to never sleep or shutdown. Under Win 7 it worked fine. Under Win 10 we get freezes anywhere from a few minutes to several weeks and must power cycle laptop to recover. Some machines were Win 10 upgrades, some new with Win 10. We have tried many of the suggestions on this forum and others with no success. We have reverted one machine to Win 7 with success but cost and hassle. We tried Win 10 IOT with success but expensive and hassle. We bought one laptop with Win 10 and made only change to never sleep or shut down. That machine freezes. No applications turned on or installed. We have tried laptops from several vendors with the same results. We have checked event logs. Often last events were hours before the frozen desktop clock. Nothing is indicated that we can use. Does any of this give anyone a clue? Does anyone know how to approach diagnosing the problem as opposed to try this or try that?
    Did you try disabling C-State in the BIOS?
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    Windows 10 Pro 1607 x64
       4 Weeks Ago #844

    I spent literally months tracking this down on my PC. I fixed a freezing issue on my Win 10 desktop by updating my Netgear USB wifi drivers. The freeze would happen randomly 2-3 times a week while I was working.

    I realize that there are many possible causes for freezes or hard lockups, and by this freeze I am referring to a permanent one that requires a power off/reboot to resume. Symptoms: screen and mouse freezes, caps lock no longer functional on keyboard, etc. No black screen, or BSOD, no event logs either.

    My first suspects were RAM or video drivers. Ran memtest86 thoroughly, swapped RAM anyway. No improvement.

    Installed GPU and drivers from a different vendor. No improvement.

    Disabled audio device. No improvement.

    Removed security software and tested HDD's, ran sfc /scannow, everything else I could think of. No improvement.

    Uninstalled my Netgear wifi and tried a cheap $10 USB wifi adapter. No more freezes!

    Downloaded the latest version of Netgear drivers and installed that. All good again. No more freezes for several months now! It seems that the older version that I had been using was only certified for Windows 8. The updated version was Win 10 compatible.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #845

    zzzoom said: View Post
    I spent literally months tracking this down on my PC. I fixed a freezing issue on my Win 10 desktop by updating my Netgear USB wifi drivers. The freeze would happen randomly 2-3 times a week while I was working.

    I realize that there are many possible causes for freezes or hard lockups, and by this freeze I am referring to a permanent one that requires a power off/reboot to resume. Symptoms: screen and mouse freezes, caps lock no longer functional on keyboard, etc. No black screen, or BSOD, no event logs either.

    My first suspects were RAM or video drivers. Ran memtest86 thoroughly, swapped RAM anyway. No improvement.

    Installed GPU and drivers from a different vendor. No improvement.

    Disabled audio device. No improvement.

    Removed security software and tested HDD's, ran sfc /scannow, everything else I could think of. No improvement.

    Uninstalled my Netgear wifi and tried a cheap $10 USB wifi adapter. No more freezes!

    Downloaded the latest version of Netgear drivers and installed that. All good again. No more freezes for several months now! It seems that the older version that I had been using was only certified for Windows 8. The updated version was Win 10 compatible.
    So it could be a bad driver that causes freeze state or reboots? I was thinking that also but I am not sure. I disable my C state to prove also, so far so good.

    I also switched my keyboard, mouse and audio device, because I think there was some kindo of problem with those drivers in Windows 10
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #846

    Sudden reboots without BSOD are mostly caused by HW, overheating and problems with power. Hard locks can also be caused by HW but also with malfunctioning drivers.
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #847

    Every 20 minutes - Freeze


    Background:

    I'm trying to fix a relative's computer. It is a ~6 year old, Dell 64-bit All-in-One with 4G RAM. Out of warranty. Came with Windows 7 but was upgraded to Windows 10. Being on a strict budget, it has been without any virus or malware protection for the last 2 years. It does not see heavy processing usage.

    About a month or two ago it started having slowness troubles and lost the internet connection to Comcast/Xfinity. I made the hour long trip and managed to get SUPERAntiSpyware to to load and cleaned over 3500 malware threats. I brought home and ran MalwareBytes which found another 250-plus problems. I also found many, many useless programs. Even with all that cleaning and many other efforts, I could not get to the Internet. I decided to wipe and reload Windows 10.

    Bingo! Internet. I updated and ran SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes. Cleaned more software out. Loaded AVAST! and Spybot (free programs). Accessed the Comcast/Xfinity email. Loaded Skype (a whole other story in continuing chapters), and Wordperfect 12 (all the software needed by the user). I also installed TeamViewer. After several days testing everything worked.

    Another trip and delivered the computer. Within 1 week it started freezing up every 20 minutes. The cursor moves but nothing else opens or closes. We have waited 10 minutes for it to come back. Nothing. Skype worked for a week than stopped and made noises about Windows Live (see above).

    Working from home, I've now disabled SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes from running all the time. Windows 10 reports all drivers are up-to-date. I tried to manually update some drivers but Windows 10 would not allow it. I checked for memory problems. I ran Disk Check and System File Checker. I disabled Windows Defender. I stopped almost everything that vaguely looked like it ran on a schedule. I've tried more things and have several times managed to go 60 or 90 minutes but it seems to revert to 20 minutes.

    I did notice today that CPU and Memory usage was usually quite high. Tomorrow I'll try playing with Virtual Memory / Pagefile as posted here.

    I'm open to literally anything someone will suggest.

    Help!
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #848

    Here's a SOLUTION to my Windows 10 Freezes:

    I use Google Chrome as my internet browser and it is the one that causes the freezes. So when the freeze occurs, I can move the mouse around, yet if I press the Start button or on the Taskbar or anything that's open on the screen, the computer would respond to the click VERY SLOWLY. For example, when the freeze happens, I press the Start button. 30 seconds later, the Start menu pops up.

    This is what I do to fix it: Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to go to the Task Manager. Click on Details tab. End all the chrome.exe tasks. Then I end explorer.exe task. Then after that, click File > Run new task. Type explorer and press OK. Then the computer will go back to normal. Re-open Google Chrome and everything is functioning again. Only down side is that all File Explorer windows that I had open will no longer be open, I'd have to re-open them if I need to or whatever. Stupid bug, and I hope it gets fixed.
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #849

    Still have 20 minute problem


    First: Not a chrome problem. I did not load it and I can not find evidence of it.

    Today I looked at Virtual Memory / Pagefile. I set the initial size at 6,144 MB and the maximum size at 18,432 MB.

    It was good for about an hour than locked up. Rebooted and locked up at 20 minutes.

    Anybody have any ideas?
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