I apologize if this is in the wrong section, but I have no idea if it's Windows 10 or my computer. I'm fairly certain it's not a virus, but why not throw that in there as well.
1.) Occasionally, recently, my computer will just start choking out of the blue.
One program will stop responding, so I'll open task manager and end the task. As soon as that one's closed, another program will stop responding.
Rinse and repeat until there's just the task manager, and then even it will stop responding.
Once, I even got a message saying Windows 10 itself had stopped responding. Whatever is happening, my disk usage stays at 100%.
Typically, while this sort of scenario is occurring, I can't access anything on my start bar, it's just endless "busy" pointer.
Also, occasionally, it'll just fix itself.
2.) Start up/Shut down lag of forever.
Last night in particular, everything was running fine and smooth and there were no tell-tale signs that anything was wrong until, at the end of the night, I shut my computer down. It hung at the shut down screen for ages.
I went to turn my computer on this morning, and it was loading everything so ridiculously slowly, hanging at each step of booting - BIOS, black windows screen, blue windows screen, the entirely black screen before the login, then the login. After 5 minutes stuck at the login screen, I forced a shut down, waited a while, and powered up again.
Same thing, only I managed to log in fully this time to my desktop. I got as far as opening Skype before curiosity got me to open the task manager and it simply wouldn't load. So, I went to shut down from the menu. In the shut down screen, it told me that it was waiting on two programs to end:
- Task Manager
- /WindowsUpdate/Windows App Update
After they wouldn't close on their own, I decided to tell the computer to shut down anyway.
After 5 minutes hanging in the shut down screen, I forced my computer to power down again.
Same slow boot, only everything seems to be working now.
Random things: Nothing ever actually freezes, per se. My peripherals all still respond fine. And I never receive a BSOD.
What I've Done:
1.) ran a chkdsk - everything was fine
2.) ran MBAM and SAS - MBAM was 100% clean, and SAS was all typical cookies, nothing out of the oridinary.
3.) went through my device manager and manually checked each and every item for up to date drivers. My MOBO was the only one out of date. Updated it, and... that seemed to actually fix everything. I haven't had a problem in over a week (until today)
4.) Originally, my start up/shut down hang times also involved my monitor claiming everything was shut down even though my keyboard, mouse, and case lights all said my computer was still on. I found a fix for this involving power conservation or something, and haven't had THAT particular issue since.
What changed before I started having issues:
1.) my ESET subscription ran out. I still have the program installed because I intend to fix it, but I can't afford it atm.
2.) I installed and started playing Guild Wars 2 again. (this has come with its own set of issues) I had not had issues with Guild Wars 2 until now - previously, I played it on this same computer before I updated to Win10.
I've only had Win10 since the start of the year (I think?) but did not start having issues until about a month ago.
I do and run basically the same things every day, but this isn't a constant issue. I have no idea what provoked it last night/this morning.
Edited by phoenixevanidus, 27 April 2016 - 12:05 PM.