Roon keeps freezing and crashing on Windows (mostly when resuming from minimized) [Partially Solved]

Roon Core Machine

Windows 10, Latest Updates

Networking Gear & Setup Details

Motherboard MSI internal

Connected Audio Devices


Number of Tracks in Library

about 50.0000

Description of Issue

Playing titles/album with Roon and then minimizing the window to be able to engage with other programs. In maximizing the Roon window again - Roon is crashing. The alternative behaviour of maximizing the window again is that Roon first freezes and after a (sometime quite long) while continues being receptive. The ratio between crashing and freezing is roughly 1:4. Browing through previous reported challenges in this forum the same behaviour seems to be experienced with similar/other settings since quite a while. I would really appreciate if the Roon support team can find ultimatively a permanent positive solution.

This has been ongoing for a while. I would use the above link to follow.

You aren’t alone.

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Definitely worth trying. Thanks!
Will post an update soon.

BTW: CTRL+Win+Left or Right Arrow key to switch desktops.

So… I’ve been having the same trouble… and what are we actually paying for, if this hasn’t been fixed in over a year? Shouldn’t this be a bit of a priority, since it is the actual UI for using Roon for some folks?

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After some intense testing I can say - IT WORKS. Thank you :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Is this issue still being worked on? Whenever I see a new update, I hope I’ll see a fix, but haven’t seen anything recently


What solve the issue for me was to undo the private net in the firewall

I’m not sure exactly what that means - but I have Windows Defender firewall turned off for all networks, and have had many crashes.

another things that i done was to install roon from roonlabs then turn off pc and clean the roon librery

There should be a one stop resource that covers all the known troubleshooting steps for this issue. Does this kb exist?

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I found this post today while looking for a fix. But sigh, over a year now and a work-around is the only remedy and nothing has been offered from Roon! Hey Roon gang, keep up the great communication & support!! :wink:

Oh well, I suppose the Roon gang is hard at work trying to fix the buggy, problematic & premature roll-out of ARC: “Using Roon ARC on Vacation - I Hate It, I Love It, I’m Indifferent”.
And this from Chris, “The Computer Audiophile” who several years ago first alerted to me to Roon, with a positive, lengthy review! :unamused:

Oh well – although cute when I first heard about it – for me, ARC required too many machinations for what would be minimal, to no use!! But damn, I would sure like to keep a single desktop window (in Windows 11) reduced and not have Roon crash! :angry: