Windows hard freezing when left idle.

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  1. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    Contrabardus - scanned what you said above and didn't see it explicitly (forgive me if I missed it) and perhaps you've tried it already - have you disabled "Fast Startup"? https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

    It's only a stab but it's one I don't trust from day one on Win10 and it could be something to just remove from your mix.
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  2. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Word Man said:
    Contrabardus - scanned what you said above and didn't see it explicitly (forgive me if I missed it) and perhaps you've tried it already - have you disabled "Fast Startup"? https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

    It's only a stab but it's one I don't trust from day one on Win10 and it could be something to just remove from your mix.
    Yeah. Disabled that a while ago. Just double checked to be sure it's still off and it is. I have to check up on Windows 10 frequently, every week or two I take a few moments to do so, as it has a nasty habit of re-enabling things after its mandatory updates.

    I've also tweaked the advanced settings in Power Options in case anyone else is wondering. I've disabled hybernate, USB Selective Suspend Settings, Sleep, Wireless Adapter settings, Link State Power Management, Processor Power Managment, Display, and Multimedia settings to prevent power downs and idles.
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  3. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #13

    Contrabardus said:
    Yeah. Disabled that a while ago. Just double checked to be sure it's still off and it is. I have to check up on Windows 10 frequently, every week or two I take a few moments to do so, as it has a nasty habit of re-enabling things after its mandatory updates.
    Understood and thanks for checking it out and responding.
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  4. Posts : 1,147
    win10 home
       #14

    Give "whocrashed" a try,immediately after a freeze,it seems to be a display driver problem.Whocrashed will give a report on the problem and solutions,if any.A google search will give a safe site for Whocrashed.
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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #15

    joeandmarg0 said:
    Give "whocrashed" a try,immediately after a freeze,it seems to be a display driver problem.Whocrashed will give a report on the problem and solutions,if any.A google search will give a safe site for Whocrashed.
    Doesn't work. Well, the program works, but it's not detecting anything out of the ordinary apparently. It's not really 'crashing', or rather the PC doesn't think that it is, it's a hard freeze and there's no error log being made. The PC locks up and has to be hard reset, but doesn't seem to think there's any sort of failure happening in any of the diagnostics tools or logs.

    The only crash that shows up after a freeze is one from a month ago, and my PC has locked up several times just in the last week.
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  6. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #16

    It is still freezing just like before BTW, even after running the scans and and double checking all the power settings and whatnot.
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  7. Posts : 408
    Windows 10 Pro
       #17

    I once had a laptop that behaved in exactly the same way due to a faulty video card. In 10-15 minutes of inactivity it would attempt to start an OpenGL screensaver, which would cause the laptop to freeze hard. (Only OpenGL screensavers had that effect.)

    Playing video usually prevented it from freezing in my case as well since most video playing software is configured to disable screensaver during playback.
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  8. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #18

    AndreyT said:
    I once had a laptop that behaved in exactly the same way due to a faulty video card. In 10-15 minutes of inactivity it would attempt to start an OpenGL screensaver, which would cause the laptop to freeze hard. (Only OpenGL screensavers had that effect.)

    Playing video usually prevented it from freezing in my case as well since most video playing software is configured to disable screensaver during playback.
    Was it only the screensaver and everything else was fine?

    My rig is a gaming PC and I don't have issues running extremely heavy GPU load games without crashing or freezing, and I run OpenGl applications all the time without problems. I mean stuff that really pushes it too, Fallout 4, Witcher 3, Crysis 3, Wolfenstein New Order/Old Blood, GTA V, etc all modded with huge textures and post processing on Ultra settings that bring the card pretty much to the limits of what it can do over long periods of time without any issues like freezing or crashing.

    I'm pretty sure the card is fine as it runs stuff like that without any issues and has for several years now. If it's the screensaver, I'm more inclined to believe it's probably a bug on the Windows side rather than an issue with the hardware, or if it is on the GPU side, it's something with the drivers and not the hardware itself.

    I also have screensavers disabled. So it shouldn't be kicking in at all.

    I'll try enabling one and see if that helps any and go with something that isn't OpenGl.

    Maybe that's the issue? Windows 10 may be trying to kick on a screensaver or something even though I have it set to never do so and that might be causing it to lock up. I'll turn my screensaver on and set the activation time really high and see what happens.

    You are right that even though I have it set so it should be disabled, the timer for the screensaver is set to about the right amount of time that it could possibly be the issue if it's not working right.
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  9. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Home
       #19

    I'm having the exact same problem (my laptop is different specs, but same problem). I had Windows 8.1 on the same build and it ran fine, but 2 months after upgrading to 10, it freezes up completely and frequently- sometimes when just idle, sometimes when doing anything at all (browsing, videos, anything). I've tried most of the "fixes" the OP mentioned but nothing works. Nothing in the event log either. I'll do some more searching and let you know if I find anything.

    Or rather, I would keep searching, if my computer didn't freeze every 10 minutes.
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  10. Posts : 1,147
    win10 home
       #20

    Does your Reliability History give any indications of problems? The quickest way into it,is to type reliability in the search box.
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