Windows 10: Windows 10 starts behaving erratically after about 28 days uptime

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  1. Bitman Win User

    Windows 10 starts behaving erratically after about 28 days uptime


    Hello everyone,

    my Windows 10 PC has a very strange behavior: after about 28 days uptime it starts behaving erratically. First, videos start freezing and stuttering randomly, both online videos like Youtube and video files saved locally on the PC. Then it works again for a few hours, after which things really start going south: the audio breaks down (whenever a program tries to play audio a message pops up referring to the audio card saying that "The specified device is already in use"), and videos won't even start anymore. I've already witnessed the whole process several times, and I suspect it's so systematic you could set your watch to it.

    I also noticed another problem, don't know if it's related, but I have the video set to turn off after 15 minutes of inactivity, no screen saver, it just turns off. After a prolonged uptime (probably 20 days, but I'll have to check the exact timing), whenever the video is off, every minute or so it blinks back on for a split second. This, in turn, seems to stress the video card (Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti), because every now and then the fan turns on very loudly.

    I couldn't find anything on the Internet. Am I really the only user on Earth having this problem?

    Where does one even start to debug this issue?

    Thanks,
    .

    :)
     
    Bitman, Mar 25, 2021
    #1
  2. newtekie1 Win User

    uptime

    Long periods of uptime for Linux is expected, but what about 600+ days of uptime on a Windows server?


    Windows 10 starts behaving erratically after about 28 days uptime Windows-603-Days-Uptime.png


    Yes, the server is still in use, no it is not connected to the internet. I had to power it down after taking this screenshot to clone a failing hard drive.
     
    newtekie1, Mar 25, 2021
    #2
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    I have listed the following symptoms:



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    ppucci---01, Mar 25, 2021
    #3
  4. Windows 10 starts behaving erratically after about 28 days uptime

    num key 3/pgdn key behaving erratically in windows 10

    Hi Ashok,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience as mouse and keyboard not working fine after upgrade to Windows 10, we will help you with this issue.

    I suggest you to connect external keyboard and mouse and check if they are working.

    If external keyboard and mouse is working, then follow the below:

    Method 1: Start computer in safe
    mode.

    • Type Settings in the search box on the desktop, select
      Settings.

    • Here select Change pc settings and then
      General.

    • Scroll down to Advanced startup, click
      Restart now.

    • Click on Troubleshoot, Advanced options, and Startup Settings.

    • Click Restart, select Safe mode and then press
      Enter.

    Method 2: Try to update/install the drivers in compatibility mode on Windows 10.

    Step 1: Uninstall and update keyboard driver.

    Steps to uninstall keyboard driver:

    • Press Windows key + X key when you are at desktop.
    • Select Device Manager.
    • Expand Keyboard.
    • Right on the Keyboard driver
      and click on Uninstall.

    Steps to Update the keyboard driver.

    • Press Windows key + X key when you are at desktop.
    • Select Device Manager.
    • Expand Keyboard.
    • Right on the Keyboard driver
      and click on Update driver software.
    Also, try to search for the drivers from Manufacturer's website and install them in the compatibility mode.

    Step 2: Uninstall and update mouse driver.

    Steps to uninstall mouse driver:

    • Press Windows key + X key when you are at desktop.
    • Select Device Manager.
    • Expand mouse.
    • Right on the mouse driver and click on
      Uninstall.

    Steps to Update the mouse driver.

    • Press Windows key + X key when you are at desktop.
    • Select Device Manager.
    • Expand mouse.
    • Right on the mouse
      driver and click on
      Update driver software.

    Step 3: Now, I suggest you to start the device in Normal mode to check if the issue persists.

    Steps:

    • Press Windows + R to open Run command.
    • Type msconfig and press Enter.
    • Under General tab, check mark Normal start-up and click on
      Apply and on Ok.
    • Now select Restart.

    Also, try to search for the mouse
    drivers from Manufacturer's website and install them in the compatibility mode.

    You can install Windows 8/8.1 drivers in compatibility mode if there are no Windows 10 compatible drivers.

    Follow the steps to install in Compatibility mode:

    • Download the updated driver from the manufacturer’s website.
    • Right click the driver installation file and select
      Properties then tap or click the Compatibility tab.
    • Place a check in the Run this program in compatibility mode for: box.
    • Tap the drop down box and select a previous operating system, then tap or click
      OK.
    • Try installing the driver and check.

    Hope it helps. Please perform the above methods and update the status of this issue, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Mar 25, 2021
    #4
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