My computer froze

  1. Posts : 133
    win 10

    My computer froze

    My computer froze. I could not bring up the task manager either with CTRL +shift + Esc or with CTRL +Alt +delete. I could not turn the computer off. Finally, I noticed the clock was an hour behind. I unplugged the power cord. I still could not turn off the computer. After another 2 hours I reconnected the power cord and was able the turn the computer off and then on again. I think everything is normal. This is a fairly new computer about 1 year old. What could be causing this? Is there a better way to turn the machine off and on?
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 819

    The approach is to rule things out first, right?

    Do you know how to run an SFC scan?

    Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files

    Don't sweat the log files and such. Just tell us if it came back clean or came back with discussion of corrupted files and CBS.logs.
      My Computer

  3. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    Is there a better way to turn the machine off and on?
    Press and hold the power button until the computer turns off.
      My Computers

  4. Posts : 819

    I should add that it's kinda normal for a PC to sometimes lock up. Mine do it when it didn't quite awake from sleep right. Not every time but now and again.
      My Computer

  5. Posts : 3,687
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2

    If this is the laptop you put in your profile, when it locks up, Feel the bottom of the laptop, is it Hot? If so, give it some air. Blow compressed air into the fans to blow out any dust. Consider investing in a Laptop Cooing Pad.
    If it continues to happen, try a Clean Boot. If that works, then you can leave it that way or add one Startup or Service at a time til the computer freezes, then you will know what the problematic program is.
      My Computer

  6. Posts : 133
    win 10
    Thread Starter

    With regard to SFC scan, I ran the scan and I assume nothing was found because after the scanthe window simply closed.
    I thought that I am another more able-bodied person who had held the on-off switch for an adequate time. I will be more meticulous the next time. Hopefully, that will be a long time in coming.
    Thank you for all your suggestions.

      My Computer


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