Windows 10 Froze up, what can I do if it happens again?

  1.    03 Feb 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Froze up, what can I do if it happens again?


    I was playing an online game, and Windows 10 screen completely froze. All I could to in the end was switch it off at the wall

    If Windows 10 screen completely freezes again, what can I do? Any key combination I can use to try to fix it and close down the game program?
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       03 Feb 2016 #2

    Yeremyah said: View Post
    I was playing an online game, and Windows 10 screen completely froze. All I could to in the end was switch it off at the wall

    If Windows 10 screen completely freezes again, what can I do? Any key combination I can use to try to fix it and close down the game program?
    Ctrl+Alt+Delete.....If you can open Task Manager you could shut down the game in Processes.
    If neither of these work cut the power supply.
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  3.    03 Feb 2016 #3

    Tried Ctrl+Alt+Delete, didn't work.

    So only way is to turn PC OFF at wall? Does that damage my PC's components in any way?
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  4.    05 Feb 2016 #4

    Oh well Nobody knows it seems.
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       05 Feb 2016 #5

    Yeremyah said: View Post
    Tried Ctrl+Alt+Delete, didn't work.

    So only way is to turn PC OFF at wall? Does that damage my PC's components in any way?
    I wouldn't think so, but what other choice is there in the circumstances.
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  6.    05 Feb 2016 #6

    Does that damage my PC's components in any way?
    You can always run CHKDSK as a precaution.
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  7.    06 Feb 2016 #7

    Yeremyah said: View Post
    Tried Ctrl+Alt+Delete, didn't work.

    So only way is to turn PC OFF at wall? Does that damage my PC's components in any way?
    your files could get corrupted turning your computer off like that. If you haven't done it yet you should backup your system to a external drive. If you need a program to do this I recommend the free version of Macrium Reflect. Macrium Reflect Free
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