Progress Bars Freezing

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro

    Progress Bars Freezing

    Hi. I've been experiencing an issue where progress bars freeze. This does not happen all the time, and it seems to only happen when the progress bar window is minimized or another window covers it up. So far I've noticed it in windows explorer when transferring files from laptop to an external hard drive. The progress bar will just get stuck on some random percentage and will not change. The files are still copying normally. When the file copy has complete, the progress bar window remains open and is still frozen at the same point in which it got stuck at. The only way to get rid of it is to click on cancel or the X close button. Once you do this, if you try to transfer more files, the progress bar window won't even appear. Restarting windows fixes the issue.

    I've also noticed this just now with a 3rd party program. I was encoding a video and it was going to take about 20 minutes so i just minimized the window to keep it out of the way. The progress bar was at 2% when I minimized the window and it got frozen on 2%. The program continued to complete it's task (in this case encoding a video) perfectly normal, just the progress bar was not working. The only way I was able to determine when the encode had finished was by opening task manager and monitoring the CPU usage. Upon completion the program would not respond when I clicked on the "X" close button. I had to use task manager "end task" to close the program. After that I reopened the same program and tried encoding another video just to see if the progress bar would work and it did.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Is it a known issue? Is there a fix? Thanks.

    Ver. 20H2 Build 19042.928
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  2. Posts : 512
    Windows 10

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