Forum discussion tagged with frozen.
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    Question System freezes up after BIOS screen ?

    I've been having problems with my pc freezing right after bios when the Windows logo pops up then the screen goes black. nothing is responsive including the reset button and the power button do nothing when it happens. only want to restart the pc is by the power supply switch. could this be a...
  2. N

    Question Windows 11 restart and update to black screen with old hourglass icon

    After this black screen appeared i let it sit for few hours and nothing happened so i restarted it and it still did the same thing so i spent more frustrating hours until i used my bios to wipe my hard drive with OS on it. I obtained a new windows 10 install and when i boot from the flash drive...
  3. Usale

    Question Sudden Crashes On PC.

    Hi, So after I got my GPU, I've been expecting some crashes on my pc, and sometimes they happen when I'm idle in game lobby. I actually had an old PSU in my system and I expected it to be the problem. after I upgraded it, The crashes went down insignificantly and for a while, i didnt see much...
  4. JayTee3

    Question Custom Built PC gets stuck on motherboard splash screen

    Not sure why this started happening, but it just gets stuck on this screen I’ve done sfc /scannow’s and DISM’s Updated the bios updated Windows Unplugged the power for a while (though didn’t take out the CMOS battery) Is this an issue that someone else has had and how did they fix it...
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    Question PC is frozen after waking up from Sleep ?

    Hello, I built a new PC a month or two ago and have had the same problem popping up. When my PC goes into sleep mode, I can wake it up with the mouse or keyboard per usual, but everything on the screen is frozen when the monitors turn on. I can't move the mouse or use the keyboard anymore at...
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    [SOLVED] Can't boot windows at all, completely stuck

    A few days ago, my PC was up and running, casually watching twitch and nothing else. My PC then completely froze up, all audio went silent, there was no response to mouse movement, and the keyboard couldn't do anything. I manually powered down my PC using the power button. After attempting to...
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    Question frozen at mobo logo when booting

    I got a new PC 2 months ago, now it has little chance it would boot to windows, other times it will be frozen at mobo logo screen. I tried switching the ram slots, disconnecting all usb, taking out mobo battery, reseat everything, but still no luck. mobo: h410m h cpu: i5 10400f ram: 8gb 2666mhz...
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    [SOLVED] Taskbar frozen until clicked upon launch

    Hi I'm here to report another issue I'm having with Windows. Recently, not sure exactly when, I noticed some strange behavior of my PC. The first thing I noticed was that when booting up, the user-sign-in stage (I have no password so it just automatically tries to log in) takes much longer than...
  9. paceyschaos

    [SOLVED] PC semi freezing and then completely freezes

    Hey there, as the title mentions my computer is randomly freezing. At first my audio/video will freeze or cut out, I'm actually able to use most programs for maybe 10-15 seconds before they start to freeze. I can even minimize programs, right click on the desktop (eventually becomes very laggy...
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    [SOLVED] Odd issue where my Dell Precision M6700 Laptop locks up and freezes all Ethernet wired devices in my home (but wireless still works)

    So I, like many others, have multiple hardwired and wireless devices connected to my home Xfinity system (using their modem/router combo). I don't think the issue is with the router and here's why... I have 2 desktop PC's hardwired to the modem. I also have an IP phone system hardwired. I...
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    Question Computer freezes completely after prolonged Blender use

    This is a really tough issue I've been trying to figure out for a week or so but can't make any headway. Basically, after a couple of hours straight of working in Blender, my computer will become completely unresponsive. My monitors (some connected to motherboard using integrated graphics, some...
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    [SOLVED] New build froze watching netflix with repeating audio.

    Built a PC for my cousin last week, he said it froze with rapidly repeating audio whilst watching Netflix, this is the first time it happened. He said he had to reboot the PC. What could have caused this? Part list :
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    [SOLVED] Frozen PC

    My PC gets frozen randomly in 10-15 minutes while playing games. Initially, I thought it was a GPU issue but after having a connect with GPU vendor, I was suggested to replace my PSU. I did the same but the issue persists but now I can play games a little longer around 20-25 minutes. Moreover, I...
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    Question Computer Freezes for 3-5 seconds, if Audio is playing it buzzes, Once it Unfreezes the Disconnect Usb Sound Plays

    So recently I upgraded my computer's motherboard, cpu, fans, case and ram. All my peripherals are the same as well as my other components, like the power supply and hard drives. So, I know there must either be a problem with one of the new components or I've made a mistake while rebuilding...
  15. TripleJTH

    Question PC won’t turn on

    My pc shut down normally last night with no issues, this morning I tried turning it on and it wouldn’t start, I’ve tried different power sockets etc, but my microphone is lit up and my gpu has a light too, and the USB ports are working, but when I start the pc, none of the fans start, case...
  16. Splitdead

    Question System freezing after some idle time.

    Well this happened on one day random...i left some stuff to download 😜 and left the pc like that...half an hour later , my PCs frozen😱 screen and cursor only.No response to num lock buttons or even the power button.I thought it was a one time thing but now it happens every time....😨 Any...
  17. Whalen207

    Question System Stutters on Mouse Movement

    Been working on this problem for a few months now. It's not one of those issues that brings everything to a standstill, but it is preventing me from enjoying a few of my favorite games, and it is most definitely irritating. In short: When I move my mouse around, system graphics stutter...
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    Question Laptop Keyboard Freezing

    So A little backstory: A while back I was having issues with my laptop keyboard freezing and it would almost seem like it was dosed as when I would plug things into the USB port it wouldn't work and wouldn't even get power. I found that this would happen a lot when I used my Nvidia GPU so I...
  19. Gosraj

    Question PC Randomly Shuts Off, Freezes, or Stops Outputting Video

    This has been happening very occasionally for a while now when I'm just on the internet or playing a low intensity game, but I recently just saw that Destiny 2 is free on Steam, so I picked it up, and now these problems are completely keeping me from playing it. Every time I open it, within like...
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    [SOLVED] Screen goes black then comes back and freezes windows

    So i have had this happen for the second time now and decided to post here to see if anyone can help. I came home and turned my pc on, all good as normal.. then 20 seconds after it prompts into windows my screen goes black for 5 seconds and then comes back completely freezing windows, nothing is...
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    [SOLVED] New PC built. Every time I boot, the screen freezes after 30secs-2mins. I’m out of options, please help

    I apologize beforehand since I’m not too experienced with the pc world yet. I recently built my first pc. After many hours of acquiring knowledge and overcoming problems, I was finally ready to boot. I’m using 2 SSD’s (500gb 970 EVO PLUS and a 256gb intenso) and one hhd (3TB) My basic Specs...
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    Question When Playing Games, Screen Flashes Green then goes dark and PC is unresponsive

    A lot of times, when I am gaming, the screen will suddenly flash green and then go dark, then the audio will become a growl-like sound. The PC will then be unresponsive to all keyboard and mouse input, until I restart it by pressing the restart button. Windows Reliability Monitor only shows...
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    [SOLVED] Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi freezing just after BIOS (With i9-9900k)

    I recently purchased upgrades for my PC, including a new CPU, GPU, RAM, and motherboard. My specs are listed below. Previous, working configuration: Intel Core i7-6700k 4GHz Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ASUS Maximus VIII Hero ATX LGA1151 Samsung 850-EVO 500GB SSD WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 GB/s 7200...
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    [SOLVED] Computer froze during BIOS update, need help deciding what to do!

    Hey all, I just got a 3700X and assorted components to go with it to upgrade my PC. The motherboard I went with is the MSI x570 Gaming Plus. After a ton of hassle, I got the thing running, but its idles at very high temps (50-60C) and I've heard that the early BIOS versions for Ryzen 3000 are...
  25. N

    Question Windows 10 dots frozen on first boot of new pc

    Hi guys! I found this community and it seems super helpful, so I am posting my first question about my new pc here. I built my pc a few days ago, and when I turn it on all fans are spinning, and the lights on the liquid cpu cooler, graphics card, and motherboard are on. The monitor's hdmi...
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    [SOLVED] SSD state frozen in BIOS

    Hi, I built a new computer, works fine until the moment I tried to start the machine. I have an 128GB kingston SSD which is connected via a SATA cable to the motherboard (ASUS prime z390A) and has power supply. The SSD is the same I used in my previous computer. The problem I encounter is that...
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    Question Will my Be Quiet Dark Rock 4 fit my corsair 275r case?

    Hey there! I am creating my first PC build and I am super excited about it. Here is a link to all my PC components I am getting if it helps My biggest concern is that I am not entirely sure if my CPU cooler is going to fit into my case? and if it does is...
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    Need help with missing partition

    I have a Lenovo Ideapad 110s and I can't install windows on it. The whole partition was deleted and I don't know how to recover the partition on put windows back on the eMMC flash storage. I've tried everything possible but nothing seem to work. Any suggestion?
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    Frequent BSODs, suspecting ssd Huawei Matebook X pro

    Hi everyone, So as title says, im having 3-7 BSOD every day. The errors are CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED, UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION and SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION. This is on a Huawei Matebook X pro i7 model. The ssd is a LITE-ON 512GB CA3-8D512. I havent been able to find an nvme driver for this...
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    what cable would i need for 1440p at 144hz?

    I believe HDMI is good for 1080p but there are better options for higher res and refresh rates. Is the dual link DVI better or displayport?
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    How do I hook up a powered mixer without effects to a unpowered mixer with effects?

    How do I hook up a unpowered mixer with effects to a powered mixer without and still retain the effects?
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    Upgrading CPU and MOBO

    this thread is closed I am going to wait.
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    Computer does not record microphone

    Good evening, As the community of tomshardware helped me out a lot before, I wanted to ask about an important issue again. Yesterday everything was working fine, but while using Audacity today, I noticed that it wasn't recording my microphone's audio and then I tested on other programs like...
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    Asorck Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6 Flashing Red Loght

    Does anyone know what this means? I have everything plugged correctly, everyong in the computer turns on but my monitor, keyboard and mouse wont turn on Specs: Asrock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6 Geforce GTX 1060 i5 7600k Intel Cpu fan 8x2 Ram
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    MSI Finally Details Its Pro Line Of Z370 Motherboards

    Even though MSI launched its line of Z370 based motherboards over a week ago, we are just now getting getting the full details on its Z370 Pro series motherboards. MSI Finally Details Its Pro Line Of Z370 Motherboards : Read more
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    Overclocking DDR3 1866 Memory

    I have a kit of Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 (8gb x 1). On their site they said that it was automatically ocd to 1866. Will it oc to 2133? What happens if the oc is too high? Will my computer boot to BIOS, or will I have to reset BIOS? I also have a fan blowing directly on top of my CPU and...
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    Home network advice

    I have recently rewired the house to put a number of cat 6 cables running to each room and to tv points etc. Now I want to put the necessary hardware in place and was hoping you guys could offer some advice to ensure I've covered all the bases first and know what to be looking for when making...
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    4670k + GTX 1080

    I currently have an i5 4670k @ 3.4ghz. I'm thinking of upgrading my graphics card to a GTX 1080 however I want to know if it will reach its full potential with my current CPU. I thought I should probably overclock my CPU but I'm a bit of a noob in that area and I'm having some temperature...
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    Amazon's Top-Selling Wireless Mouse Is Now $5

    This no-frills mouse is both cheap and competent. Amazon's Top-Selling Wireless Mouse Is Now $5 : Read more
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    Was using my Motherboard GPU thinking it was Dedicated GPU and when I put it into my GPU it black screens

    I got a pc two months ago, I'm a pc noob and didn't realise that I was playing off my Motherboard GPU instead of my GPU I have installed. So anyway I only realise today while I was cleaning my pc that I never plugged the HDMI cable into my GPU. So I did and i started my pc and it loaded up. I...