A crash (or system crash) is a condition where soft- or hardware ceases to function properly.

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Diagnosing random-like crashes of Windows 8.1 Update 2 desktop

I'm diagnosing my mother's computer (HP Desktop) and the symptom is random freezes and blue screens. Generally speaking, I'm pretty good at fixing machines (Sr. Software Engineer, I am) but this one ...
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Windows 7 x64 crashes upon account logon

I'm posting this here because my problem is very specific. I had logged into Windows and I noticed something weird: it shows my network card is initializing/recognizing my connection, but it just ...
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Hidden MS Office files, bloated HD?

At work, we were all getting upgraded to MSOffice Five Million or whatever they're up to. Most people had IT upgrade their computers, I went online and tried to do the upgrade from our company ...
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Multiple problems after installing Visual Studio 2015 RTM

I've just tried installing Visual Studio 2015 RTM on my Windows 8.1 computer. The installation proceeded without any problems, but afterwards I had multiple issues: Visual Studio 2015 itself ...
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Opera continually crashes every time I open it & is totally not usable

I'm using Windows XP and have Opera 30.0 Is that the latest version of Opera that works on XP???" Opera has work very well for years, but suddenly now EVERY time I try to use it, it crashes after ...
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Rstudio crashes on start

Rstudio 3.2 is crashing on start when it tries to load the .Rdata workspace files. There is a very large file I think Rstudio is trying to load into memory that is causing the crash. Any idea how I ...
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Photoshop crashes when creating a new file

I have one of the latest version of Photoshop cc. Whenever I create a new file, Photoshop crashes. It doesn't give me an error message, so I went to windows action center, and saw the unreported ...
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Debian 8: Server makes routers dhcp crash

I've got an old pc with debian 8 running as home server. A small problem is that whenever the server uses a lot of network traffic, let's say while downloading torrents, it seems to crash the dhcp of ...
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Blue screen when using 8GB of RAM

I bought 8GB (4 2GB DDR2 modules) of RAM from crucial.com. When I installed all 4 of them I get a blue screen of death about a minute after logging into Windows. If I take out one module and boot with ...
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W8.1 Crash when GPU Enabled?

I'm really confused about this one, so prepare for a long post. I've had this same computer setup for about a year now, never had any issues. CPU: Intel 4870K w/ Integrated Graphics driving a ...
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Apache auto-crash at startup after a bsod, fault module StackHash_0a9e

This problem happens after a window crash, I have tried everything but no luck, please help! Problem Details Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: httpd.exe ...
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How do I speed up and stabilize Word and Excel 2013

We recently changed servers and moved to Office 2013. Now we have the problem that some files open extremely slow and cause the application (Word or Excel) to crash. For Word we've added the ...
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Multiple programs run to issues after an instant shutdown on a blue screen

Jump to Update 3 for a quick view of problem details and cleared list. Issues found so far Apache(httpd) won't start, a crash happens always with "stackhash_0a9e" error Closing Notepad++ throws ...
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Window 7: Windows Installer always Crashes

Recently everytime i wanted to install a program that uses Windows default installer, the installation process will just crash. Here is a log of it: ...
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Explorer.exe crash frequent

Some days after I solved my precedent question, Windows Explorer started to crash again, but now I can login and everything, but it crashes randomly (frequency vary between 40 seconds and 5 minutes) ...
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All programs crash after trying to save on desktop

I used to have a problem in saving with Google Chrome, the problem is whenever I want to save something in the Desktop, Chrome crashes. Now I have this problem with all programs. Whenever I try to ...
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Explorer.exe crashes and restarts, faulting module Comctl32.dll

I've changed the mainboard, CPU and SSD. Reinstalled original Windows 8.1 from USB and DVD many times. I have external graphic card (Gigabyte GTX650 OC) which I tested on another system, also tested ...
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Explorer.exe restart loop when log in

I'm using Windows 8.1 Update 1, and this morning I tried to install StartIsBack, I launched the setup and clicked Install, then it restarted the explorer as I expected but explorer.exe entered into a ...
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computer lights up but then nothing

my computer was working fine today morning. then when i switchced it on in the evening nothing..the led near the lights up but thats its not beep sound or anything. even the fans on the PSU and ...
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Google Chrome tabs and extensions crashing ever since reinstall

I switched from the 32-bit build of chrome to the 64-bit build a couple days ago and ever since then about 40% of all new tabs, whether opened by "Open link in new tab..." or the actual new tab button ...
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How to trace cause of Firefox segfaults?

Firefox has been segfaulting on me a lot lately. The console output isn't helpful and I have not been able to notice a pattern or relate it to any actions I take. I presume one of the many addons I ...
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Program crash on just 60% RAM usage without virtual memory

My Chrome love consuming lots of RAM. Windows starts showing me low memory warning as soon as my RAM usage cross around ~50%. But if I keep opening new tabs, Chrome crash at as low as 60% RAM usage. ...
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Access Point Crashes When Using VLAN IDs on each SSID

I have a TL-WA701ND Access Point that supports multiple SSIDs (4) and also supports VLAN functionality. I configured it to broadcast 2 SSIDS (Main and Guest) and assigned a VLAN ID to each (1 and 2, ...
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R003.exe and R002.exe crashes at random times

I see a popup like this: at random times after I switch on my laptop. I usually see it after 3-5 hours. The same can be seen occasionally with another file R002.exe. I don't know what these files ...
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Troubleshooting PC dying during normal use

I am running Windows 7 x64 SP1 with all the latest Windows updates. I have not added or removed hardware or software recently. This installation has been performing without problems for several months ...
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EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV) + EXC_I386_GPFLT + KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS

Hi i have a problem (since 3 monthes) with a program (Cubase 8 pro) when i'm launching it. There always is a crash report from apple, i don't know if this report shows precisely where the problem is, ...
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Computer Freezing/Crashing While Gaming, I've Checked Everything, CPU or Motherboard?

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) Intel i7-2600k NVIDIA GTX 980 16GB DDR3 EVGA 750W PSU I've been having an issue when gaming. They're either crashes or hangs, whatever you want to call them. Both screens will ...
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Computer crashing about 20sec into booting (even in BIOS). CPU or Motherboard?

EDIT: we seem to have narrowed the problem to CPU or Motherboard. Is there any way I can identify the cause between these 2 without a spare part to test? I was playing Minecraft for the first time on ...
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Laptop is suddenly making lots of programs crash and unrespond, any idea why?

I have had this laptop since early last year, specs are: CPU: Intel Core i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz RAM: 4.00 GB (3.88 GB usable) System: 64-bit-OS, x64-based processor OS: Windows 8.1 So yeah, not a ...
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Visual Studio 2010 crashes when opening Command option for a UI Control

I've been using MVVM in an application I'm building using Visual Studio 2010. For the UI controls I'm using Commands that are bound to certain controls. Recently I've added some more Commands and when ...
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Why does my computer freeze randomly and also power button not respond? [duplicate]

My computer has this serious problem, I turn on the computer and after a random time lapse, it freeze and also the powerbutton not respond, the only thing that works is the reset button (the one that ...
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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION when im playing video games

I get this BSOD (DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) while im playing games like CS:GO and GTA V on PC. I am playing for like 15minutes without any problems but then i suddenly get this error and my pc restarts. ...
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Windows 7 SP1 32-bit - Windows Explorer Crashing with faulting “ntdll.dll” module

I work at the IT department as a summer intern for a small company. A user is encountering frequent and seemingly random Windows Explorer crashes - it could be in various folders, the control panel, ...
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How to stop win8 from collecting error info when BSODing?

What's worse than having a machine BSOD? Having to wait 25 minutes for this: Your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart. We are just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for ...
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Remove “has stopped working” message windows 8

I want to be able to remove the "has stopped working" message that comes up when a program crashes because I am trying to write a script that automatically opens the program back up if it does crash. ...
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Who's crashing my kernel?

Symptoms Suddenly, a message saying "A problem in the kernel package has been detected" started appearing after I login upon boot. A new message is shown every second, incessantly (translation ...
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Why do programs (JVM) crash while there is still plenty of available space in pagefile?

So, very simple question indeed. With my RAM-limited dev machine (8GB of RAM, Win 7 x64, 8GB of pagefile), when I run out of available RAM, programs first start to slow down, and eventually crash. ...
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Blue Screen System Crash Windows 7 32/bit Can´t boot system

I am using an Acer Laptop 5720 - O/S Windows 7/32 bit. A Windows update was running and was at around Step 2 in Progress when the Laptop power button was pressed and the Laptop switched off - BLUE ...
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My PC freezes randomly [closed]

I just bought a Coolermaster case, a Storm Scout 2 Advanced, and I plugged everything by myself according to the motherboard manual. The thing is that in the middle of nothing the PC just freezes but ...
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Need to reboot after waking from sleep mode on my windows 8.1 tablet

I searched and tried much but it does little help to my problem. When I put my tablet pc aside and it will sleep after 5 mins. This is what I expected by setting power config. However if I leave it ...
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Windows 8 explorer crashing every 30seconds because of twinui.dll

my Windows 8.1 PC seems to have a problem. I can't see all icons on the Start Page and the explorer.exe crashes every 30 seconds with the following message in the EventViewer: <Event ...
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iMac crashes randomly : apple hardware test codes 4M0T/40000003:HDD-1325

My iMac(mid 2011 27 inch) is consistently crashing after 15-30 minutes, vertical lines flash and it goes to a grey or pink screen, then restarts after about 2 minutes. I have run the apple hardware ...
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Random Restarts [Not Heat Related]

As recently as in the last three days, my computer, during very or what seemed very random times, would just restart. The fans wouldn't even go to a halt and the lights wouldn't turn off. Normally ...
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Laptop gets sudden artifact screen and restarts with a strong fan

I have a HP probook 5330m. Whenever I run applications like photoshop or play a game, I get this flickering, distorted (green & pink) artifact screen along with a bursting sound, like a tv loosing ...
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Why do some mac encrypted files crash ALL my windows apps?

Occasionally I get these 'evil files'. Attempting to open or otherwise interact with them (right click to rename for example) will crash whatever application I am using. Try to add as attachment in ...
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Graphical issues (crashing games and BSOD on win 7 64bit)

I made this post about a week ago trying to get some help: here and since then have been able to narrow down a little what the problem is. The problem only arose after I reformatted my computer. I ...
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GIMP stuck on “Loading Data Files: Fonts”

I load up GIMP and it gets stuck on "Loading Data Files: Fonts" every time. I have deleted my GIMP profile multiple times, I cleared my font cache, I even searched for corrupt fonts, (0kb font file ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 unresponsive / crashed after a while

I recently posted a question on ServerFault in hopes of getting some hints on where I might look to find the reason for my recent crashes. It was closed as off-topic (because I am an 'end-user' asking ...
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Windows 8.1 BSOD DCP_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

This BSOD happens every time I open certain programs. The whole computer goes into a freeze for about 2 minutes, then shows a blue screen. It gives me the error DCP_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. I tried playing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Trusty crashing / being unresponsive

Disclaimer: I am not an experienced linux user, and I am trying to diagnose a case where my Ubuntu goes away, and doesn't come back. The PC is a headless PC without keyboard and mouse plugged in, that ...