I have been working daily with power BI recently and it freezes at least 4 times a day. For freezing I mean that while dragging or changing some measures, it starts to load (the circular dots) but I can not do anything on it. If I try to close it from the task bar, then I can not press on "save" or "do not save". In other words I have to close it from the task manager and restart everything.
This issue is quite frustrating as I might lose a lot of time trying to recover the work done and re-do it.
I have the latest update of PowerBI Desktop. However, my laptop is not the most powerful as the processors is an "intel core i5". Could it be an hardware issue?
Have you turned on the “Power BI Desktop infrastructure update preview feature” in the desktop setting?
If so, a similar issue has been reported internally, so stay tuned.
Problem description: When trying to launch Power Bi Desktop, it throws a frown error when the Power BI Desktop infrastructure update preview feature is enabled but if we disable this feature PBI Desktop launches as expected.
As a temporary workaround, I suggest you to go to the setting to turn off the option “Enable infrastructure update preview feature” to make this issue disappear: