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I am having the same issue and it is Windows 10 with latest update and pretty reasonable specification. I have been working on from 3-4 days and once disabled the Dropbox from Start Up then the laptop is fine otherwise it freezes in a minute from startup. You do not get chance to do anything.
Tried all the steps but no real luck, even reducing the processory from 100% to 85% but issue remains.
so really waiting to get this resolved or we might have to use ulternate solutions.
Where did you turn off selective sync?
In the desktop client I have Smart Sync and Selective Sync. We use Smart Sync and there is a checkbox for it. Selective Sync only has a list of folders to sync to this computer and I have "select all" ticked.
In the admin console I can't find Selective Sync, only Smart Sync.
I now have two computers in my organisation three in one client's and one in another client that freeze and are solved by disabling Dropbox on boot.
Edit: one machine in my org is Windows 7...
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I'm having the same issue on a customers PC i disabled it from startup and manually opening it later and now the computer isnt freezing.
not an ideal solution but atleast they can use the computer
Using Windows 10, Trend Micro AV
You are right Jane, after gone through this Blog and as it says "Solved" but did not help me at all. In our case it was not Windows latest Feature update 1803 as this started happening before.
In our case, the anti-virus ie Worry Free Business Security Services (Trend Micro) and Dropbox conflicting to a level that its making the device to freeze. Either disabled the Dropbox from Startup or Uninstallation of Trend help resolved the probelm straight.
I will be reinstalling the Trend Again and see if it helps.
Interesting. All of the problems we are having include Trend Micro WFBS-Services and Dropbox. The workaround is to disable Dropbox on startup and manually start a minute or two later.
Yes - understand that we can't rely on end users.
I'm going to work at this from both ends and have started communication with Trend Micro.
I would like to update that the problem resolved on our side now and here is the steps taken.
- Clean up the registry
- Uninstall and Install back Dropbox
- Uninstall and Install back Worry Free Business Security
------- Added Dropbox program files path in Approved List (just in case)
Also device speed improved quite a bit. We did not reinstall the windows.
- Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
- Worry Free Business Security Services (Trend Micro)
I hope it helps to someone.
Thanks. What did you use to clean the registry?
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