1. Dawson Ridenhour's Avatar
    My windows HTC One M8 has completely frozen, I can hear when someone calls or texts me but i can not interact with the screen it is currently 9:42pm est and my screen has been frozen since 9:02pm. Is there any shut down or anything I can do to solve this? All the normal resets do not work since the screen refuses to work. Any suggestions?
    12-05-2014 09:44 PM
  2. Jesse Sasso's Avatar
    Have you tried a hard shutdown? Hold power button and Volume Up for at least 15 seconds. Happens occasionally on my 929, and this solves the issue every time.
  3. Jesse Sasso's Avatar
    Have you tried a hard shutdown? Hold power button and Volume Up for at least 15 seconds. Happens occasionally on my 929, and this solves the issue every time.
    12-05-2014 09:54 PM
  4. Chubbynaga's Avatar
    My phone just encounter this problem. Its frozen at the lockscreen and nothing can unlock or unfreeze it. I tried Power and Volume and still failed. I called HTC, and they asked me to wait until the battery runs out and check again. This is seriously frustrating. I had to deal with overheating issue before, and now the replacement phone has this frozen screen problem that can't be reset? Seriously???
    02-14-2015 11:04 PM
  5. Chubbynaga's Avatar
    Power and Volume down does the trick.. I was doing Power and Volume Up :(
    02-14-2015 11:11 PM
  6. Stryfeno1's Avatar
    This happens with my Lumia 920 periodically. I have to hard reset the phone once or several time to get it to work. So frustrating.
    02-14-2015 11:11 PM
  7. Maria Narvaez's Avatar
    Thank you so much!! Your advice worked on my htc m8! an app I was playing had crashed my phone and it froze while shutting down. Many thanks :)
    12-22-2015 05:51 AM
  8. Yehudis Soul's Avatar
    Thank You!!!!!!!!!!
    04-18-2016 02:40 PM
  9. Bill Berry's Avatar
    Mine did it tonight; power and volume down at the same time! On my device I have a SanDisk Class 10 64GB micro SD card and it's a finicky card and often won't play nice when formatted and in fact the only way I've been able to format the card is via my M8W; my laptop can't do it no matter what app I use to make the attempt. So double check your microSD if you're using one. I make it a rule to do a hard reset just to make sure after an update, everything is okay. Take care!
    04-30-2016 02:51 AM
  10. VICKIEsBRAD's Avatar
    Hi Jesse
    I had the same frozen issue with my HTC One M9 and I tried hard shutdown and it worked!!! Thank you!!! :) :)
    08-06-2016 10:10 PM
  11. Tracey Oconnor's Avatar
    thank you .......volume up and power for 15 secs...halleluah lol....so annoying ay
    11-01-2016 07:05 AM
  12. This solvesthe problem's Avatar
    Volume up and power button worked on my M7
    11-12-2016 04:48 AM
  13. speccy's Avatar
    What is being suggested is more commonly referred to as a "soft reset", a hard reset is when you can get into the phone and you choose to do a full (hard) reset which wipes the device. But the description of a hard reset in this instance is quite accurate too in many ways, it's just not referred to it that way generally. I only point this out in case you ask for help later and are confused if someone says a soft or hard reset is in order.
    11-12-2016 05:02 AM
  14. Windows geek's Avatar
    Here is how to fix Laptop Won’t Shutdown Problem In Windows 10.
    First of all, click on the Windows icon and when it expands out, click on the Settings app.
    When the Settings app opens up, click on the System option.
    Find the option Power & sleep from the left pane of the System window. Now in the right window pane, look for a link that says Additional power settings and click on it.
    A separate window named Power Options opens up. You need to find and click on the link that says Choose what the power buttons do from the left window pane as shown in the screenshot given below.
    If you scroll down through the window that gets opened up, you will be able to see that the Shutdown settings are greyed out. To ungrey them,you need to click on the link that says Change settings that are currently unavailable. If you have any doubts, refer to the following screenshot.
    Now the Shutdown settings will be ungreyed. Uncheck the check box corresponding to the option that says Turn on fast startup (recommended). That’s it. Hit the Save changes button and you can exit.
    Source:- Fix Laptop Won't Shutdown Problem In Windows 10
    11-01-2017 05:06 AM

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