10 freezing

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  1. magic900

    magic900 MDL Novice

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    #1 magic900, Mar 20, 2016
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    Hi newbie here,have upgrade to 10 but it randomly freezes up,please help. I have to hold off button for a few seconds to totally shut down,no other way out
     
  2. EFA11

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    make sure your drivers are all up to date. Being an upgrade and not a fresh install, check what programs run at startup. Maybe one at a time disable them with task manager -> startup to see what might be causing it (if anything in that area).
     
  3. magic900

    magic900 MDL Novice

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    thanks,drivers all up to date,have checked programs at startup,all fine.
     
  4. hearywarlot

    hearywarlot MDL Member

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    #4 hearywarlot, Mar 20, 2016
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    Hello magic900,

    Can you tell us what model and brand PC/Laptop you use?
    Your laptop may not be compatible with Windows 10 or needs a specific driver to function properly.

    Also can you tell us which option you used to upgrade Windows 10:
    • Keep personal files, apps and Windows settings
    • Keep personal files only
    • Nothing
    Upgrading with retention of 'apps and Windows settings' may cause Windows 10 to malfunction by incompatibility with programs or drivers.
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  5. magic900

    magic900 MDL Novice

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    hp sff 600 64 bit
    keep personal files only
     
  6. hearywarlot

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  7. magic900

    magic900 MDL Novice

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    thanks for help,will see if changes made work because as I said it only happens randomly, today only once so far.
     
  8. monitor

    monitor MDL Novice

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    #8 monitor, Mar 20, 2016
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    if you use a Nvidia driver, there are many issues with them right now.
    Try uninstalling the Nvidia driver and just use the Microsoft Basic Video Adapter.
    Then, If your operating system works properly, you know that your Nvidia driver
    is causing the problem. Try a different Nvidia driver version, it may help as well.
     
  9. Meat[On]A[Stick]

    Meat[On]A[Stick] MDL Junior Member

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    Is it really freezing? Try waiting 3 minutes - yes, a full 180 seconds, use a stopwatch. Thought my 10 was frozen. Disgusted, I left it there to grab a cup of coffee. Just as I returned with the coffee, but before I could dump it on my computer, it began working again. Took some time, but I did find a video driver issue.
     
  10. trungpt

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    My Windows 10 Home on a tablet sometimes are also freezing. There is no startup program. I only installed some famous apps from the store (e.g. Facebook, Amazon, VLC, Wikipedia, ...). I'm trying to investigate but I have a feeling that Windows 10 is not as stable and powerful as Windows 7.
     
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