Windows 10: Windows 10 confusing hard freeze issue SOLVED! Pass this on

  1.    20 Feb 2016 #1

    Windows 10 confusing hard freeze issue SOLVED! Pass this on


    I was banging my head against the wall trying to figure out why Windows 10 was hard freezing and I had to manually power off. Video driver issues. Specifically video cards that are older, and unfortunately it you have an Nvidia card the drivers don't play nice with Windows 10. I uninstalled my (very nice) Nvidia card and drivers, then I bought and installed a Radeon card that was Directx 12 compatible. Hard freezing disappeared. It seems to be a DirectX 12 issue with older (even 2 year) video cards that just makes Windows 10 lock.I hope Microsoft addresses this. Unfortunately Windows 10 requires you to upgrade or be left behind with Windows 7 (which I used to prefer). Windows 10 is great now that I figured out out.
    Last edited by Theo1974; 20 Feb 2016 at 16:54.
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  2.    21 Feb 2016 #2

    Hi Theo1974, thanks for the update.

    I have read many times about how some of the Nvidia drivers might be causing issues for some people. Nice that you were able to get yours fixed.

    b1rd
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