2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 23, 2019 1:18 PM by Wayz

    Windows 10 guest is periodically freezing for 5-20 seconds

    Wayz Lurker

      Hi, I am using Windows 10 as guest on host of debian based linux distro. I know this question has been asked many times but none of the solutions actually helped me and I am still struggling to understand why my guest is freezing up.


      Host specs:


      Architecture:        x86_64
      CPU op-mode(s):      32-bit, 64-bit
      Byte Order:          Little Endian
      CPU(s):              24
      On-line CPU(s) list: 0-23
      Thread(s) per core:  2
      Core(s) per socket:  6
      Socket(s):           2
      NUMA node(s):        2
      Vendor ID:           GenuineIntel
      CPU family:          6
      Model:               44
      Model name:          Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X5670  @ 2.93GHz
      Stepping:            2
      CPU MHz:             2735.177
      CPU max MHz:         2927.0000
      CPU min MHz:         1596.0000
      BogoMIPS:            5851.94
      Virtualization:      VT-x
      L1d cache:           32K
      L1i cache:           32K
      L2 cache:            256K
      L3 cache:            12288K
      NUMA node0 CPU(s):   0-5,12-17
      NUMA node1 CPU(s):   6-11,18-23
      Flags:               fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop
      _tsc cpuid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid dca sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes lahf_lm epb pti ibrs ibpb stibp tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid dtherm ida arat


      VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK208 [GeForce GT 730] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
              Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. GK208B [GeForce GT 730]
              Physical Slot: 2
              Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 39
              Memory at ea000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
              Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
              Memory at e8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
              I/O ports at e000 [size=128]
              [virtual] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
              Capabilities: <access denied>
              Kernel driver in use: nvidia
              Kernel modules: nvidia

                    total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
      Mem:           31Gi       3.7Gi       870Mi        20Gi        26Gi       7.2Gi
      Swap:          31Gi       243Mi        31Gi

      2x HDD 2 TB disk space each <<<---Guest

      1x SSD 85.4 GB <<<---Host


      Guest specs:


      Memory: 20 GB

      Processor cores: 16

      Hard disk: 400 GB SATA

      3D graphic acceleration is enabled

      I tried to notice in task manager why the guest freezes up, perhaps it runs out of RAM or high CPU usage ? But I don't see any high spikes. I am not sure what else to do, its becoming very annoying to use it like this.





      EDIT: I forgot to add info about versions, I am using workstation player version 15.1.0 build-13591040 and guest Windows 10 1803 (OS Build 17134.950)


      Message was edited by: Suleman Khan Added information: VMWare player and guest OS version