FIX: VeraCrypt Not Responding (Freezing) on Dismount in Windows 10 (Solved)

This guide contains instructions to fix the following issue with VeraCrypt on a Windows 10 based computer: VeraCrypt is not responding and freezes (hangs) when dismounting the encrypted volume.

VeraCrypt Not Responding (Freezing) issue in details: When you try to dismount a volume (with all the files closed from the mounted volume), the VeraCrypt hangs and displays "Not Responding". When this issue appears, the only way to restore Windows to a normal state, is to end the VeraCrypt process from Task Manager.

According VeraCrypt the freezing issue is caused by a conflict between the VeraCrypt waiting dialog displayed during mount/dismount operations and other software installed on the machine (e.g. Antivirus or Firewall).

How to fix: VeraCrypt Not Responding on Dismounting/Mounting Volume.

This issue is caused by a conflict between VeraCrypt waiting dialog displayed during mount/dismount operations and other software installed on the machine (e.g. Outpost Firewall Pro).

1. From VeraCrypt's Settings menu, select Preferences.

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2. Check the Don't show wait message dialog when performing operations option click OK.

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3. Now proceed to mount/dismount volumes without freezing!

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