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desktop, taskbar randomly freeze

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#1 calculon47


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

Hey there, I installed windows 8 a few months ago, but in the past month I've had a strange problem. Randomly and without warning, almost everything other than open programs and windows stops working.


Things that stop working:

1. Clicking icons on the desktop

2. Right-clicking on the desktop (the cursor just becomes the spinning circle forever)

3. All keyboard shortcuts; I can't even shut down or restart the computer in Windows.


Thing is, open programs and windows keep working just fine. This isn't ideal, though, because this stuff eventually freezes too, especially when the cursor becomes the spinning circle.


Things I've done to troubleshoot:


1. Disabled all non-Microsoft services other than firewall (Comodo), anti-virus (Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013) and anti-malware (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware) through msconfig.


2. Disabled all add-ons in Web browser.


3. Run memtest+ for 7 passes (no errors).


4. Ensured motherboard drivers, bios, video card drivers are up to date.


5. Run anti-virus and anti-malware


6. I ran chkdsk and SeaTools about a month ago for another problem, there were no problems at the time.


PC specs:


Windows 8 64-bit

Intel i5-2500K, not overclocked

Asus P8-Z68VLX motherboard

Radeon 6850 video card

8 GB ram

Two Seagate Barracuda hard drives


Thanks for any help anyone can give!

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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:43 AM

Is it happens suddenly or after installing any software , themes or updates ?

#3 calculon47

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

Hmm, actually I realize that I installed Bitdefender around the time Windows started acting all weird, so I switched to Avast (which I used before without any problems) to see if that clears it up. If not, I'll report back.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:04 PM

hi dears am emily and new here how i can fareeez it?

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