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.
2. Check the Don't show wait message dialog when performing operations option click OK.
3. Now proceed to mount/dismount volumes without freezing!
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