Windows 10: Windows 10 suddenly having freezing issues

Discus and support Windows 10 suddenly having freezing issues in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello everyone. This is my first post. I've had my Windows 10 on a PC I built running smoothly for a little over 5 years with no issues. Windows 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by InNoTime, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. InNoTime Win User

    Windows 10 suddenly having freezing issues


    Hello everyone. This is my first post.

    I've had my Windows 10 on a PC I built running smoothly for a little over 5 years with no issues. Windows 10 version 2004 (OS Build 19041.804).

    In the last 5 days or so, the screen will freeze and I'll need to do a soft restart (holding down the reset button). It happens with multiple applications running or with none at all. I've removed all but my essential programs and I'm still only having about 30mins - 2 hours of uptime before the system freezes again.

    I'm thinking it is a hardware issue or an OS issue. To test, I'm planning on booting off of a USB stick with ubuntu and letting the PC run for a few hours. If the PC freezes, then I'll start to remove hardware, I suppose. If the ubuntu boot works for as long as I want (e.g. no freezing or locking of the PC), then I'll re-install windows 10.

    Does this sound like a good strategy? I don't have extra componentry, so if it is a hardware issue I'm likely stuck and will need to build another PC, right?

    Thanks for any and all advice!

    :)
     
    InNoTime, Feb 11, 2021
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  2. Have windows 10, and suddenly my audio stopped

    Hi,

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

    As the above description is not clear, do let us know the following to assist you better with this issue:

    • What is the exactly issue you are facing with audio and how exactly are you trying to access it?
    • What exactly do you mean by: Have windows 10, and suddenly my audio stopped?
    • Have you made any changes to the operating system, prior to this issue?

    I suggest you to install all the pending updates and audio drivers and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to update the audio drivers from Device Manager and check.

    Steps:


    • Right click on the Start
      button from the desktop and select Device Manager.

    • Expand Audio inputs and outputs, right click on
      High Definition Audio Device and click on Update driver software.

    • Also, try to search for the drivers with the help of model number of your computer from the Manufacturer’s website and install them.

    Step 2: I suggest you to install all the pending updates after upgrade to Windows 10.

    • Connect to the internet.
    • Press Windows key and type
      updates.
    • Click on Check for updates.
    • Under Windows Updates, click on
      Check for updates.
    • Try to install the updates being shown.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue and required information, we will be happy to help you accordingly.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Feb 11, 2021
    #2
  3. Mayra Aqu Win User
    Windows 10 Computer Randomly Freezes

    Hi,

    Listed below are some possibilities why the computer keeps on freezing:

    • Outdated drivers.
    • Virus and malware.
    • Corrupted system files.

    We suggest performing the steps on this article that can help resolve the issue.

    Get back to us if you have other concerns.
     
    Mayra Aqu, Feb 11, 2021
    #3
  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 suddenly having freezing issues

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Feb 11, 2021
    #4
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