Windows 8 random freezes ( Solved )

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  1. CMD

    CMD MDL Novice

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    #1 CMD, Aug 27, 2012
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    I have win8 Pro x86 installed on my Lenovo lappy.

    it randomly freezes ,

    when i use chrome , it hangs while showing Waiting for cache .

    and even logs show :

    Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued. Source : Storahci

    and another warning in event manager is :
    The IO operation at logical block address 16abb2 for Disk 0 was retried. source : disk .



    please help me with this , i already tried disabling AHCI in BIOS but didnt helped and system didnt booted at all .

    drivers also updated ,

    anyone having new drivers can also help me with the link

    System specs :

    Lenovo G570 .
    3 Gigs ram
    3 partitioned HDD 650 GB
    i3 2.1 GHZ intel processor .

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  2. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    im no expert on this so dont take this advice as golden
    but you may have to re-install windows 8 with AHCI turned off

    im sure someone else may have a better solution
    but it might be worth a try if you dont mind doing that
     
  3. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend MDL Senior Member

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    Hi,

    My solution is that case will be:
    Enable AHCI in BIOS
    Reinstall Windows 8 (reliable and confirmed from MSDN site)
    Install drivers in following sequence:
    -Intel Chipset Driver
    -Reboot
    -DirectX
    -Intel HD Graphic Driver
    -Reboot
    -Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
    -Reboot
    -Intel Management Engine Interface
    -Other drivers

    Use Intel site/Softpedia for above drivers. Try to avoid Windows 7 drivers for Windows 8 as architecture is compatible but still a lot of code changes here and there. Moreover, in each drive/partition properties --> tools --> error checking and see what Windows 8 discover. Sometimes, there is dirty bit on one of the partitions, scan that partition for errors in such case.

    Go ahead and enjoy :plane:
     
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  4. secured2k

    secured2k MDL Novice

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    #4 secured2k, Aug 27, 2012
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    This error usually happens when the hard drive is dying or has a bad sector and is struggling to read data or outright fails to read data. This is why the computer freezes because Windows kernel is waiting on the hard drive to respond with the message it's completed the data read/write or an error message from the HDD.

    Note, this may just be a small section on the HDD so if you re-install (and windows files are not installed to those bad sectors or stop the computer from trying to access whatever is on the bad sectors) then the problem won't happen until you hit that bad sector again.

    Test and verify the hard drive before trying these software fixes. You need to run a SMART drive Short Test (DST) which will take about 2 minutes, and then to be sure, a full SMART /extended test which will take hours. If these tests fail, replace the HDD. You can also test and possibly repair the drive using a paid tool called "SpinRite" at grc.com but the tool costs as much as a new HDD so i would only use it for repair if you had data you needed to recover or to "refurbish" the drive.
     
  5. CMD

    CMD MDL Novice

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    Thanks all for the replies , will try to fix once , if not then replace HDD with SSD . :D
    already planning to get a new SSD .
     
  6. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    I'm Guessing It's The Video Driver

    I've had this happen a couple of times. Everything locks up. Mouse cursor won't move, keyboard won't respond. The only option is to hit the reset button and reboot. My best guess is that it is a video driver problem. Nvidia still hasn't released a final driver that supports Windows 8.
     
  7. CamT

    CamT MDL Novice

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    #7 CamT, Aug 27, 2012
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    I had the same problem. Then I found a topic here, where a guy had intel motherboard and win8 freeze during boot. Somebody told him that it is win8's fault, and there is something what we have to type into CMD and solves the problem. It solved for me.

    type this into CMD: bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes it solves the freezing problem. And don't forget to restart.
     
  8. Winter

    Winter MDL Member

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    I confirm that the mentioned command fix the problem. Earlier it was really annoying, everytime I listened to Windows Media Player I experienced sudden BSOD.
     
  9. CMD

    CMD MDL Novice

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    wuhuuuu !! that solves it . just disabled the dynamic tick and the system hasnt freezed since an hour .


    thanks CamT. :worthy:
     
  10. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Member

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    Yep, It seems like that command usually fixes the unexpected crash issues. How the hell is this bug still existent? Hope it's fixed via windows update by GA release.
     
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  11. CMD

    CMD MDL Novice

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    Added solved . thanks all for the help . :D
     
  12. LEXX911

    LEXX911 MDL Senior Member

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    Windows 8 isn't freezing for me but the new Flash in Firefox is totally horrendous. Constantly freezing up FF especially if docked to one half of the screen.
     
  13. Winter

    Winter MDL Member

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    FF freezes with the newest 11.3 and 11.4 flash. Both on 14.0 and 15.0. It's annoying, time for HTML5, no more Flash! I'm getting mad everytime I open a website with Flash, sometimes I can't even open the browser! The problem appears since June 2012 and till now it wasn't fixed. Just great!!!
     
  14. Winter

    Winter MDL Member

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    BTW@
    Applied the solution + installed all hotfixes, but still get random BSOD. This time when using webbrowser and many times right after logging in to Windows.
     
  15. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    Hello guys, how to rename thread title? (If it is possible)...
    I renamed the 1st post title but the title of entire thread didn't changed. :)
     
  16. tinux

    tinux MDL Junior Member

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    I had same issue on DP before try updating graphic card driver.