Announcement

Collapse

Forum Rules

  • No flaming or derogatory remarks, directly or through insinuation.
  • No discussion, sharing or referencing illegal software such as hacks, keygen, cracks and pirated software.
  • No offensive contents, including but not limited to, racism, gore or pornography.
  • No excessive spam/meme, i.e. copious one liners in a short period of time, typing with all caps or posting meme responses (text/image).
  • No trolling, including but not limited to, flame incitation, user provocation or false information distribution.
  • No link spamming or signature advertisements for content not specific to Dota 2.
  • No Dota 2 key requests, sell, trade etc.
  • You may not create multiple accounts for any purpose, including ban evasion, unless expressly permitted by a moderator.

  • Please search before posting. One thread per issue. Do not create another thread if there is an existing one already.
  • Before posting anything, make sure you check out all sticky threads (e.g., this). Do not create new threads about closed ones.
  • It is extremely important that you post in correct forum section.

  • Balance discussion only in Misc.
  • All art related (such as hero model) feedbacks go to Art Feedback Forum.
  • All matchmaking feedback should go here: Matchmaking Feedback
  • All report/low priority issues should go here: Commend/Report/Ban Feedback
  • No specific workshop item feedback. These should go to workshop page of that item.
  • When posting in non-bugs section (such as this), use [Bugs], [Discussion] or [Suggestion] prefix in your thread name.



In case you object some action by a moderator, please contact him directly through PM and explain your concerns politely. If you are still unable to resolve the issue, contact an administrator. Do not drag these issues in public.



All rules are meant to augment common sense, please use them when not conflicted with aforementioned policies.
See more
See less

Dota 2 freezes my laptop mid game

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Dota 2 freezes my laptop mid game

    This doesn't happen in every single game, probably every other game. Around 30-35 minutes into a game, my computer would freeze with no looping sounds or artifacts. I can't move my mouse or alt tab to desktop. If I wait for 5-6 minutes, my computer turns off completely. If I manually turn off my computer(holding down the power button) right when it freezes and turn it on again, I get a message saying "Operating System not found". However, if I wait 4-5 minutes after it turns of/ I turn it off, it boots up fine.
    I haven't had any other games crashed besides Dota 2.

    Also, I've tried uninstalling & and reinstalling the game, updating my video drivers, updating windows, turning down video settings, verify integrity. Nothing seems to work so far.
    Last edited by Rindiesel; 02-11-2012, 09:26 PM.

  • #2
    This is my system information.

    ------------------
    System Information
    ------------------
    Time of this report: 2/12/2012, 19:57:56
    Machine name: RIN-PC
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Acer
    System Model: Aspire 7741
    BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 3956MB RAM
    Page File: 2159MB used, 5751MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

    Comment


    • #3
      Sounds like a hard disk issue, going by the operating system not found issue. Run some diagnostics on your boot disk.

      Comment


      • #4
        This happened to me too last time when I was playing DOTA 2 with my Dell XPS 15 (L502X).
        Happens randomly, sometimes in every game and sometimes once every 5-6 games.

        Game freezes, sound stuttering. Alt+Tab is useless, Ctrl+Alt+Del > Task manager > End Process Tree on Dota.exe but the process remains there, it does not end.
        I had to manually turn off my laptop by holding down the power button.

        I assume your laptop comes with something called the Optimus technology?
        Steam Community :: ID :: Fate

        Comment


        • #5
          So I scanned my laptop using Windows 7's hdd error-checking. Turns out there were a few problems with it, but it was fixed. After that the game did not crash for 3-4 days, but then it started crashing again.
          Whenever the laptop crashes, it does not allow me to alt tab, ctr + alt + del, or move the cursor. I would either have to manually turn it off or wait until it shuts down.

          Also, I have an ATI card so no Optimus Technology for me.

          Comment


          • #6
            well i would just check it out with some other games, if it does the same thing, then u have a hardware issue, if it doesn't ....

            Comment


            • #7
              I ran Counterstrike Source and Starcraft 2 over an hour each and it hasn't crashed so far.

              Comment


              • #8
                Is hardware issue. I had the same problem with any game at my old laptop. When i try to play a game my computer crash and that because i had a hight temperatures.


                Put another disk at your laptop and try it ;-) You don't need to buy one just take one SATA Disk from a friend and use it.

                Also a defrag will be good.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I've only had my laptop for a little over a year, but could it be that dust buildup is preventing the fans from cooling down the laptop properly? I'm thinking it's either that or my hard drive is failing. Although, I doubt it because I can play other games fine. If problem really is dust buildup, I want to know for sure before I open up my computer.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    everytime i start a game i ahev a HUGE MASSIVE LAG !!

                    but it at start when i buy item and after that my game is perfect !!
                    http://www.myspace.com/lemusiciendoz

                    top 1 ursa

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rindiesel View Post
                      I've only had my laptop for a little over a year, but could it be that dust buildup is preventing the fans from cooling down the laptop properly? I'm thinking it's either that or my hard drive is failing. Although, I doubt it because I can play other games fine. If problem really is dust buildup, I want to know for sure before I open up my computer.
                      Ok you can do that:

                      First e-mail at your laptop company and ask them :-) what is the normal temperature for your laptop.
                      Example: i have AMD CPU but when i was trying to play GTA IV with full graphics i had temperatures 60+ c. So i search for it at the web and i find at many websites the max temperature is 67 for my CPU... So yeap i had a problem. Finally i ask amd about that. After 2 days i had a answer with a correct information :-)

                      Also my CPU was 5 months old. And when i clean it i get 10c lower temperatures.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The-French-Guyz View Post
                        everytime i start a game i ahev a HUGE MASSIVE LAG !!

                        but it at start when i buy item and after that my game is perfect !!

                        If is possible try to run DOTA 2 at formated and defraged hard disk :-)
                        Some times that happen because you have a slow disk or because another process like antivirus software trying to check the game files.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BenSkysong View Post
                          This happened to me too last time when I was playing DOTA 2 with my Dell XPS 15 (L502X).
                          Happens randomly, sometimes in every game and sometimes once every 5-6 games.

                          Game freezes, sound stuttering. Alt+Tab is useless, Ctrl+Alt+Del > Task manager > End Process Tree on Dota.exe but the process remains there, it does not end.
                          I had to manually turn off my laptop by holding down the power button.

                          I assume your laptop comes with something called the Optimus technology?

                          how did that work out? i am having the same problem at the moment. really frustrating

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X