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I was playing Fortnite the sound cuts out, the screen freezes, then the game crashes

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So I recently downloaded Fortnite and when I started playing around 10 minutes in the sound stopped I tried to exit the game and the screen froze. A few seconds later the game crashed and I reset my computer.

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I was playing Fortnite the sound cuts out, the screen freezes, then the game crashes

@MeltingCavern Welcome to HP Community!

 

I understand that you are facing the screen freezing issue.

 

First, let's start by performing a hard reset on the PC to release any excessive static/power that could have caused the issue. 

  

Turn off the computer. 

Disconnect all external connected peripheral devices such as USB storage devices, external displays, and printers. 

Unplug the AC adapter from the computer. 

Press and hold down the Power button for about 15 seconds to drain any residual electrical charge from the capacitors that protect the memory. 

Press the Power button to turn on the computer. 

If a startup menu opens, use the arrow keys to select Start Windows Normally, and then press the Enter key. 

  

Second, you can check if there is a Bios update available for your PC, here is the link to download. 

  

Performing a test on the Hard drive as well as on the Memory from the Hardware diagnostics:  
1) Shutdown the computer.  
2) Turn the computer back on again and repeatedly tap on the ESC until a Startup menu appears.  
3) Press F2 once for System Diagnostics.  
4) Go to the Component test.  
5) Run extensive Memory and Hard Drive test.   

 

Depending on the test results, If the test passes then I would suggest you perform a complete system recovery.  

Note: Recovery will wipe off everything from the computer. If you have anything important get in touch with some local stores to get your data backed up. 

  

Click here to know: How to perform each step. 

  

For more details, you can try these documents as well. 

  

Computer Is Slow (Windows 10)

 

let me know how that pans out,


And the answer to the above question will help me, help you!


Keep me posted, and if any of the above questionnaires helped resolve the issue, 


Mark this post as an "Accepted Solution".


Good luck.

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