Question Is there a way to show all the programs and drivers that are being used at a certain time ?

Apr 26, 2022
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So my laptop has been getting these hangs randomly, and sometimes made the laptop unresponsive until I restarted it (no bluescreen, just freeze). So i was wondering if i can trace what causing it by seeing the programs and drivers that are active when the hangs happened. I used the event viewer but it only showed warning when I force the laptop off and not the cause. Or maybe im using it wrong?
 

Ralston18

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Try Process Explorer (Microsoft, free):

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer

You can also look in Reliability History for any error codes, warnings, or even informational events being captured just before or at the time of the hangs.

Reliability History is much more user friendly than Event Viewer and Reliability History also presents a time line format that can be very revealing.

For both individual entries and patterns of entries.

You can also use Task Manager and Resource Monitor to observe system performance. Use both tools but only one at a time.

What you will need to do is leave the window open so you can watch what the system is doing or note some change that leads up to or occurs when "hanging" happens.

May take a few tries to get a sense of it all and identify any potential culprits.
 
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Apr 26, 2022
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Try Process Explorer (Microsoft, free):

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer

You can also look in Reliability History for any error codes, warnings, or even informational events being captured just before or at the time of the hangs.

Reliability History is much more user friendly than Event Viewer and Reliability History also presents a time line format that can be very revealing.

For both individual entries and patterns of entries.

You can also use Task Manager and Resource Monitor to observe system performance. Use both tools but only one at a time.

What you will need to do is leave the window open so you can watch what the system is doing or note some change that leads up to or occurs when "hanging" happens.

May take a few tries to get a sense of it all and identify any potential culprits.
Do the things from Information Events can cause hangs? because on the time the pc hangs, there's Microsoft GameInput event going on, and it just happens that the hangs start when I finished playing valorant
 

Ralston18

Titan
Moderator
Yes - things reported by Event Viewer and/or Reliability History could be the cause. Not the reporting itself - just to be clear.

If Event Viewer (and/or Reliability History) is capturing some error code, warning, or informational event related to Microsoft Game Input then I would expect that Microsoft Game Input is somehow involved. Either directly or something before that causing the problem.

"A" happens ----> "B" does not happen ----> "Microsoft Game Input" fails. The problem then perhaps being "B". Could be, for example, that Valorant is buggy/corrupted and not shutting down properly thus causing sequential errors.

Could be just a corrupted or buggy file.

Reinstall Valorant.

Other things you can do:

Try running the built in Windows troubleshooters. The troubleshooters may find and fix something.

Also try "sfc /scannow" and "dism".

References:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-sfc-scannow-to-repair-windows-system-files-2626161

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-dism-command-line-utility-repair-windows-10-image
 
Apr 26, 2022
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Yes - things reported by Event Viewer and/or Reliability History could be the cause. Not the reporting itself - just to be clear.

If Event Viewer (and/or Reliability History) is capturing some error code, warning, or informational event related to Microsoft Game Input then I would expect that Microsoft Game Input is somehow involved. Either directly or something before that causing the problem.

"A" happens ----> "B" does not happen ----> "Microsoft Game Input" fails. The problem then perhaps being "B". Could be, for example, that Valorant is buggy/corrupted and not shutting down properly thus causing sequential errors.

Could be just a corrupted or buggy file.

Reinstall Valorant.

Other things you can do:

Try running the built in Windows troubleshooters. The troubleshooters may find and fix something.

Also try "sfc /scannow" and "dism".

References:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-sfc-scannow-to-repair-windows-system-files-2626161

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-dism-command-line-utility-repair-windows-10-image
alright I'm gonna try some of it, tho so far there isnt any error
 

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