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Windows 10 random freezes

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Hi, it's been about a month that the pc starts to randomly slow down to a complete standstil(and sometime black screen)l and the only solution is to shut it down from the button. I tried reinstalling windows(Windows 10 Home 20H2 version) but the problem reoccurred after a few days. What could be the problem?


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@EP08,

 

We have done the basic troubleshooting as per the document and the notebook needs to checked taking remote access so that get to know it's a hardware or software issue.

 

I'd suggest you contact HP in your region regarding the service options for your computer or HP Chat Support Team.

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Hi@EP08, Welcome to the HP Support Community!

 

 

I understand you have freezing issues with your PC.

 

Don't worry I'll try to help you out.

 

Did you make any hardware or software changes on your PC?

 

Try updating the BIOS and chipset driver on your PC and check if it helps.

 

 

1.Updating the BIOS  & Windows updated

 

You can try updating the drivers using the HP support assistant.

 

Refer to this article to know more information about using HP support assistant.

 

If the issue still persists after trying out the steps try the steps recommended below.

 

Use the steps in this section to help find the cause of the lockup:

Disconnect all devices to the PC with the exception of keyboard and mouse and/or monitor required for minimal use.

Remove any discs from the CD/DVD drives.

If Windows becomes active again, clean, repair, or replace the disc. Troubleshooting is complete.

If the lockup persists, continue troubleshooting using these steps.

While holding down the Alt key on the keyboard, press the F4 key to close the application.

If Windows becomes active again, the problem is related to an application. Save your work and restart the computer. Remember the name of the application that stopped responding or caused the error. Update or remove applications that continue to lock up. Troubleshooting is complete.

If the lockup persists, continue troubleshooting using these steps.

Press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys to open Task Manager.

Review the list of applications under Processes and look for applications that have stopped responding. Make a note of the names of those applications or programs.

Select an application that is not responding, and then click End Task.

A Microsoft Windows error message might appear: Windows Explorer has stopped working. Windows may check to see if there is a solution for the problem or prompt you to close the program. Or, if you see If you can’t see the taskbar and desktop icons, press Windows key and type Explorer….”

If you can’t see the taskbar and desktop icons, press the Windows key and type Explorer in the field and click OK to restart File Explorer.

Continue clicking End Task for applications that are not responding until all unresponsive applications are removed from the list.

 

Refer to this article to further troubleshoot lock up or freezing issues with PC.

 

Keep me posted. Happy to help!

 

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Click the “Kudos, Thumbs Up" on the bottom right to say “Thanks” for helping!

Have a great day! 

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Hi, thank you for your reply.

Since I wrote the problem has not recurred, at least until today.
I have checked the updates and the pc is up to date both as far as windows (windows update) and hp updates are concerned.
The applications in use were office and firefox. I first tried to close with alt key f4 and I was able to close only firefox. Then I checked the task manager, but it was falsified, because the total CPU consumption was at 100% while the individual apps and processes were at 0%.

 

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@EP08,

 

We have done the basic troubleshooting as per the document and the notebook needs to checked taking remote access so that get to know it's a hardware or software issue.

 

I'd suggest you contact HP in your region regarding the service options for your computer or HP Chat Support Team.

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