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My Windows 8 just crashed. How do I find out why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I troubleshoot hardware issues related to a computer freeze/crash? Are there logs somewhere? Which process is to blame? Is it hardware or software? Where do I ...
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Tips for approaching a hanging computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I troubleshoot hardware issues related to a computer freeze/crash? I built a gaming computer last summer and it has been working just great until now. It has ...
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How to diagnose computer lockups and freezes?

I built a desktop computer a couple years back with the following specs: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 6 MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80580Q9300 Motherboard: EVGA ...
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How to Diagnose a Pre-Operating System Load or Hardware Issue

How can I find out if my problem is hardware based? If it is, how can I figure out what component is to blame How can I fix other pre-operating system issues? As an aside, what are all of these ...
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PC freezes after repeated clicking noises

I have an oldish PC (Athlon XP 2200, WinXP). Every time I switch it on, I hear a loud "click" first of all, and when it is shut down, again a click is the last sound I hear. Lately it started to ...
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Debugging Windows PC freeze

I have a problem with my computer, would appreciate any hints/ideas. It usually begins not immediately after booting Windows, but at some unpredictable point in time, which doesn't seem to correlate ...
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Issues with my computer hanging and freezing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips for approaching a hanging computer? How do I troubleshoot hardware issues related to a computer freeze/crash? I have been having a lot of trouble with my computer ...
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Windows Vista hangs on startup for a reeeaal long time

I have an Acer Aspire 5735Z laptop with Windows Vista (legal.) After the login screen, when the sidebar is loading, the OS hangs for like 10 minutes or so. When hovering over the icons on the ...
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Software Diagnostics Tool recommendations for Debugging a Windows 8 freeze

I've had my HP Pavillion dv6 laptop since last November - and it has had 8GB RAM and a 256GB Crucial M4 SSD installed since the start. I use it for software development and it's had a Windows 8 RTM ...
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Troubles with Procdump

Recently I have been having issues with my computer hanging. Following the instructions from the community FAQ, I installed Procdump so I could make a dump file to go over once my system hangs again. ...