Windows 10: Computer Freezes When Not Watching Videos or Playing Games

Discus and support Computer Freezes When Not Watching Videos or Playing Games in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hi all,This may be a strange problem as I couldn't find any similar problems on the web.The problem is when I use the computer it freezes in short... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Pancaro12, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. Pancaro12 Win User

    Computer Freezes When Not Watching Videos or Playing Games


    Hi all,This may be a strange problem as I couldn't find any similar problems on the web.The problem is when I use the computer it freezes in short intervals. I am writing an essay and while writing, some letters are not written, some letters are written triple times. It stucks like this.Strange thing is when I open a video on the background, the problem goes away. Also while playing a game or when a game is open on the background problem does not occur.When I leave the computer without any proccesess like these running in the background, after some time it goes even crazier. Functionalities do

    :)
     
    Pancaro12, Jun 14, 2021
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  2. Computer freezing while playing video games/watching videos


    Hello,

    I am having a bizarre problem that I can't seem to narrow down. While playing video games (Black Desert Online) on one monitor and having YouTube or twitch.tv up on another monitor my computer will eventually freeze and require power cycling. No BSOD no errors in event viewer after the fact directly related to the freeze. It can definitely be traced down to youtube or twitch with the game playing however. I have updated Adobe Flash and it didn't seem to change anything. I normally run Chrome so I tried IE (gross) last night and had the same issue, so it doesn't seem to be browser specific.

    My video card is running at a cool 50-65 degrees so it doesn't appear to be an overheating issue. I have even tweaked my fan profiles to be a bit more aggressive for cooling. I have tried many different driver configurations and the same issue occurs. Yes, I do overclock my video card, but have rolled it back to default for the purposes of troubleshooting, even with it rolled back to default the same issue occurs. It doesn't seem to have an exact timing as well, sometimes it can be up for hours with youtube or twitch, sometimes it will only take an hour or so before it hard freezes. I have broken out my best Google-Fu but still come up empty. My power settings are all set to not hibernate, not sleep. I am running on a clean install of Windows 10 as well.

    Some suggestions that I have rolled across are PSU related, I am running a 700w corsair that is only about 2 years old and with my configuration I don't think that is the smoking gun (especially since it only occurs with youtube, twitch open).

    Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
     
    That1guy2007, Jun 14, 2021
    #2
  3. Game Bar freezes Computer

    Hi,



    Welcome to Microsoft community and thank you for posting your query.

    I understand your concern. Let me help you to fix the issue.



    To understand the issue better please provide us more information.


    • What is the model number of the computer?

    • Which game are you trying to play?
    • Try playing other games and check what the status is.
    Let’s try simple troubleshooting steps and check if this helps in resolving the issue. Follow the below methods.

    Method 1

    I recommend you to uninstall/reinstall the display driver and check. Follow the below steps:


    • Press Windows key + X and click on
      Device manager
      .

    • Locate for display adapter and click on it to expand.

    • Right click on the device and click on
      uninstall
      .

    • Once you are done uninstalling the driver, restart the computer. It will automatically install the generic display driver.
    If this doesn’t help to fix the issue. I suggest you to update the display driver. Skip step3 from the above steps and right click on the
    device and click on update.

    Method 2.

    If the above method did not help to fix the issue, I would suggest you to
    go to the computer manufacturer website and download the latest display adapter driver. Visit the below link:

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us...for-5th-generation-intel-core-processors.html



    Method 3.

    For the sound issue try the below steps.

    Step 1.

    I suggest you to uninstall/reinstall the sound adapter driver and check.


    • Press Windows key + X and select
      Device manager
      .

    • Now click on Sound, video and game controllers
      to expand, right click on the device and click on uninstall.

    • Once you are done installing the driver, restart the computer. It will automatically install the sound adapter driver.
    If the issue still persist, try the below steps.

    Step 2.

    I suggest you to update the audio driver and check.


    • Press Windows key + X and select
      Device manager
      .
    • Now click on Sound, video and game controllers and right click on it and
      update the software.
    Hope this helps. Keep posting us with the status we will be glad to help you.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Jun 14, 2021
    #3
  4. Junaid_A Win User

    Computer Freezes When Not Watching Videos or Playing Games

    Problem watching videos

    Hi Ara,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community forum.



    To have a better clarity on the issue, respond to the questions listed below:

    • Were any changes made on the computer prior to this issue?
    • Does the issue persist on all sites?
    • Do the downloaded videos play fine?


    Meanwhile you may try the steps listed below and check if it works:

    • Right click on the video you’re watching.
    • Click on ‘Settings’.
    • On the first tab, make sure ‘Enable hardware acceleration’ box is unchecked.


    Regards,
     
    Junaid_A, Jun 14, 2021
    #4
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