I wasn't sure where to put this so I thought I would start here.
I have been having issues with Steam freezing my PC and looping whatever sound is playing, requiring a hard reboot. This freezing occurs only when the Steam service is enabled. When I disable the Steam process, the PC will not freeze. I do not have to be using Steam for the PC to freeze, I can be listening to music, surfing the web, watching videos etc.
When the process is enabled, the PC will freeze 5 mins to 45 mins after startup. Obviously, Steam does not work without the process. Whenever I click on Steam, and the process is disabled, Steam will ask me to enable the process.
I have tried whocrashed, but my PC will not create dump files or events for this problem.
When the PC freezes, no buttons on the computer (caps lock, num lock, ctrl alt dlt etc.) work. The fans still spin but the os is completely frozen.
So, my question, does this sound like a normal issue? Is there any way I can troubleshoot this?
Here are my specs:
i5 6500 with onboard Intel 530
Gigabyte Motherboard - GA-Z170XP-SLI
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2400 2x8gb
Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 SSD 240gb (only HD right now)
ASUS DVD Burner
Thermaltake Core V-51
I have installed all the latest drivers from Gigabyte. I installed the Gigabyte update utility and it installed the drivers for me. I also got the Intel 530 graphics driver directly from Intel.
Edited by DavidRYH, 09 September 2016 - 04:30 PM.