Question Windows 10 programs sometimes freeze, but Windows 10 system doesn't.


Feb 6, 2013
Windows programs freeze and the only way to get it working again is to hit Control-Alt-Delete and go to switch user and log into the same user.

So sometimes this happens every 20 min and sometimes it doesn't happen for hours or even a day. Its just the programs that freeze and not all of Windows. Its a year old computer. I thought it may be the drive (and I wanted a SSD anyways) so I put in a SSD and reinstalled Windows 10 and I still have the same problem. I'm not running a lot of programs, but everything is updated and still supported by the developers (mighty text, chrome, final draft, MS Office and a few other little things).

Its a year old Dell i7 9th Gen, 16GB RAM, new Samsung 1 TB SSD installed a couple weeks ago, external seagate 8TB drive (it still freezes even with this disconnected), and another internal 4TB drive.

Any idea what is going on and what's causing it?

EDIT: Also, the cursor started jumping on its own sometimes
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