Windows 10 1903 freezes PC – Fix Found

Microsoft did it again, released another f***king update for Windows 10 that broke things. This is the second or third time this has happened now.

This time the problem is similar again to one i had just solved a while ago where my PC would just freeze randomly.

Again this problem was caused by updating Windows 10 to 1809 which i only did a few months ago due to all the issues that update had.

This fucking update is a disaster and i have not been able to roll back to 1809 yet and i still down know whats causing the problem. All the evidence points to the Windows 1903 update.

The problem:
Only seems to occur when the PC is either idle or watching youtube or netflix.

Windows 10 Reliability:

Windows 10 Reliability after the Windows 10 1809 update

 

Windows 10 Reliability after the Windows 10 1903 update

 

So far ive;

Did Not work:

  • Reinstalled Video drivers
  • Reinstalled Bluetooth dongle drivers
  • uninstalled Realtek sound drivers
  • uninstalled Realtek ethernet drivers
  • Changing the ‘Default Sound Format’ from 48khz to 44khz
  • Reinstalling Realtek Lan Drivers
  • Reinstalled Realtek sound drivers
  • Uninstalled USB 3.0 Drivers
  • Ran the system file checker command ‘sfc /scannow
  • Reinstalling Asmedia USB 3.0 drivers
  • Disabled C1E power state in BIOS
  • Update Graphics card drivers (New Nvidia version)
  • Ran chkdsk on all drives-no errors reported
  • Reset Power saving settings
  • Reinstallion of Clean Windows 10 1903
    • The problem remained despite having a brand new clean install of Windows 10.
  • Turn Off Link State Power Management
  • Disable AppXsvc using Registry Editor
  • USB 3.0 – front side of PC disabled
  • Installed dot.net 3.5
  • Running Windows Memory Test
  • DPC Specfic fixes
    • disabled IPv6

The Fix in the BIOS:

  • Disable Core C6 state
  • Disabled C1 Support

Note:
This may be a BIOS or Motherboard compatability issue with Windows 10 1903. The motherboard in question here is an Asus m5a97 r2.0 with BIOS version 2501.

 

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Megathread from Windows10

Fixing DPC latency;

The below article which im still reading recommends a few things;

Fix High DPC Latency on Windows 10


Problem *seems* to be a compatability problem between windows and a Bluetooth Dongle.

I had old Bluetooth dongle from Motorola “BCM92035DGROM” which worked fine but i did have problems with it and the 1809 update.

The cause is still unknown the PC froze again for no known reason. The below article has some tips to stop it happenening;

Laptop freezes randomly after Install Windows 10 May 2019 update
https://windows101tricks.com/windows-10-freezes-randomly/

 


Articles about this problem;

https://howtofixwindows.com/windows-10-laptop-freeze-and-crash-issues/

https://wintechlab.com/windows-10-freezes-applications-not-responding/

Finding the cause of freezes;

https://www.digitalmastersmag.com/magazine/tip-of-the-day-how-to-find-crash-logs-on-windows-10/

How to rollback on the update;

https://howtofixwindows.com/rollback-windows-10-update/

This fucking advert sucks – no water in the water fountain

It takes a lot to really really hate an advert, i mean it really does but for some reason this advert really annoys me and its not because of the video, its the awful song they have playing.

To call it “music” they have playing in the background of this advert a song is an insult. Its nothing but pure garbage, its worse than that!

The prodigy rip keith flint

It was shocking to hear the sudden passing of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint last monday. I love The Prodigy heck anyone who grew up in the 90’s did.

Music for the Jilted Generation
Music for the Jilted Generation was bloody awesome and still is. I played the hell out of that album on cassette tape.

My favorite track has got to be “Poison” ive being playing the hell out of that for the last couple of months theres just something about the base and beat of that track that’s incredible.

Help get Firestarter to number#1;
https://www.nme.com/news/music/theres-campaign-get-prodigys-firestarter-number-one-2458498

Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2167627676627207/

Keith Flint – the Firestarter

The best backup software YOU’VE never heard of

http://www.macrium.com

Nope this isn’t some kinda lame click bait sponsored shit post. Ive spend most of the day trying to get Windows 10 to backup (normally it just works) but today its so slow its just terrible.

When i was googling for a better software package last year i came across a program that was free packed with features and was simple to use.

Normally i would try and use Paragon or Norton Ghost but they didnt seem to have Windows 10 versions when i looked.

Macrium Reflect:
When you backup a drive you can then browse the drive in windows like an ISO disk image.

Not only that you can schedule when it runs etc and boot into the drive image you made.

Fast:
Its fast too, it backed up my windows 10 image in 40 mins compared to Windows 10 backup.

Pcie 3.0 vs Pcie 2.0 [ x16 ] Differences – Does it even matter

I was wondering if my current PC’s motherboard which is almost 6 years old at this stage would cause a performance deficit with a Graphics card with a PCI-E 3.0 interface

This video on youtube from vmreviews seems to suggest that it doesn’t really matter and that the difference is minimal at best. From reading the comments people say its like a 1 fps improvement at best.

Another video seems to suggest the same result;

Motherboard upgrade:
The problem lies in upgrading an entire motherboard for just PCIE 3, it doesn’t make sense. Its difficult to know but the above video seems to show that there’s no real benefit.

Motherboard ,CPU and Ram Upgrade:
This would of course bring a better results but its almost impossible to guess how much benefit it would yield. I would guess a 20% increase in overall performance would be possible? Not something possible and still way too expensive to do.

5 Years on and still going:
My current PC setup has been going for almost 6 years, which to be honest is almost incredable. the only upgrade ive made in the time was to switch out the CPU from an AMD FX 4350 (Quadcore) to an AMD FX 8350 (Octocore) and ive no complaints in performance regarding most current PC titles. This is the longest peroid of time where ive not upgraded my PC.

Im not sure what it says about the state of the PC hardware market where i feel games are being held back by the consoles.


The definition of depression by Professor Robert Sapolsky

An hour long lecture from stanford univercity Professor Robert Sapolsky, on depression which is probably the best explaination ive ever come across.

One of the key points from the lecture are;

Depression is the inability of the brain to create chemicals which allow a person to overcome a negative event.