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

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Computer powers up but won’t boot [on hold]

I have a Dell All-In-One Touch PC. Last night, I was mid-game when my computer suddenly crashed: The display froze, and a green gash appeared across the screen, and in a few other places too. The ...
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Computer crashing when I play games

Specs: Intel Core i7-3930k Corsair H70 CPU Water Cooler 16Gb DDR3 G.Skill 4x4Gb 1600Mh 120Gb Intel 520 Series SSD 2Tb WD Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6Gb/s 64mb Cache SATA3 AMD Radeon R9 ...
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Crash or freeze pc in bluestacks

When i start bluestacks, after moment my whole PC goes freeze and i have to restart and sometimes see blue screen. OS: windows 8.1 x64 CPU: dual core 3 ghz intel ram: 4gb GPU: GT630 2gb memory i also ...
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C while loop to calculate interest [migrated]

I want my program to use a while loop and perform this interest calculation. I would like the loop to end if -1 is entered as the value of principal. I feel like I'm missing something very vital and ...
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Lenovo s230u laptop crash [closed]

While playing minecraft, computer shows the blue screen of death. Assuming memory issue? Tried to re-install windows--shows black screen forever. Tried to boot from usb stick with BIOS update--shows ...
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Can loose metal piece cause unclean shutdown?

A laptop I administer has recently been suffering from random unclean shutdowns when it is moved around. Not every time, perhaps once every 3-5 days, but still annoying. I finally got around to taking ...
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Windows 8.1 crashes after every update

Something nasty started going on with Windows. Every time it does an update, it crashes on update. Every time it says something like this: error C0000034 applying update operation (somefilename) ...
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Alternative to cell highlighting using conditional formatting in Excel without causing freeze/crash

In column A, I have a value and I want to highlight if it doesn't match the same value in column B. I'm using the formula below in conditional formatting which works great. ...
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When uploading a photo to imgur, Firefox crases

When I upload a photo, I prefer imgur. Because my archive is in there. So this is the problem, if I open any other tab except imgur, like facebook or youtube, the firefox crashing down. Why it is ...
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Keep VirtualBox vms running even after a logout/crash?

Recently, the nouveau driver crashed on the host system, so X was restarted and all running VirtualBox vms crashed along with it. Is it possible to run VirtualBox vms independent of the current X ...
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Hot Swap SSD and Windows Installation?

I'M planning to buy SSD hot swap 2.5 - 3.5 unit like this: http://www.ebay.ie/itm/111546698822?...84.m1439.l2649 I want to create 2 (or might be 3) swappable SSD drives with Windows OS on it. One ...
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Windows 7 acts buggy when playing “wav” files

Whenever I play a .wav file (only seems to happen to wavs) it will only work correctly half the time. The rest of the time one of five things happens (I can't find any consistancy of when these ...
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Unexpected, unexplained laptop crash HP Pavilion g6

I have problem with one HP Pavilion G6. After about 3,5 years of use with no OS reinstall or other maintenance I made clean reinstall Win 7 professional N. I also opened laptop and clean fan and also ...
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My Asus X553M laptop randomly crashes due to static; is this normal?

I have an Asus X553M Intel Bay Quad Core 2930 2.16Ghz, 4GB mem, 500GB hdd, USB 3.0, touch screen, Windows 8.1 and it seems like when picking up my laptop the screen would go nuts and then crash. ...
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MAC OSX recovery unsaved work after Crash of Photoshop CS5

I have worked on several tiff pics, then I have left, stupid, unsaved work and when I got back computer was frozen. After restart Photoshop has re-opened, but not the files. The scratch disc is set ...
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BEX error when trying to compile/run a program using Intellij IDEA

I already asked this question on Stack Overflow, but was told to better ask it here. I wanted to try out IDEA because I want to move away from Eclipse. However, every time I try to build or run ...
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Next step analyzing a SAP GUI crash

I am working with SAP GUI on a remote machine which is not shut down. Every ~2 days SAP GUI crashes (just disappears). Restarting SAP GUI is not enough. It will crash again when repeating the same ...
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PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA crash under windows 8

Ok I know there are a couple of questions concerning this BSOD error, but hear me out please ... So, my Laptop crashed a few times and showed the error messeage mentioned in the title. Here's a ...
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PowerPoint Crashes When Viewing the Slideshow Tab

in PowerPoint 2013, only just recently every time I click the slideshow tab, PowerPoint crashes. I have been looking for fixes for a while, but haven't found anything. This was fully working last ...
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Print spool service appears to cause Explorer to hang - how to fix this?

I'm encountering a strange problem. A few days ago, my primary printer (Samsung ML-2950) unexpectedly stopped working with a "0 % toner" message. One file was in the print queue at that time. Right ...
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vim leaves a swapfile after crash with unknown owner

I am running Cygwin on windows. Several times now I've had a swap file left behind from vim after a crash, but it can't be recovered or deleted. "ls -l" shows this: -rw-r----- 1 Unknown+User ...
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Can a large hard drive (3 TB) make Windows XP 32bit un-bootable?

As my old hard drive failed, I cloned the operating System (Windows XP SP3 32bit Professional) to a new hard drive (WD 3 TB). It took several attempts, until it worked, but finally it was ok: I had ...
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Why does Google Chrome (v40) has so many processes open?

I've recently upgraded my Google Chrome to the newest version (38 -> 40) and I'm experiencing system level crashes. This mostly happens when I have two windows and more than a handful of tabs open. ...
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Explorer error after windows 8.1 update 1 [closed]

I'm getting explorer crash and in the eventviewer the cause seems to be the kernelbase.dll. I've the dump. If someone could debug it for me i would appreciate. Best regards https://gsdid6.s.cld.pt
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Please explain what the Error with OS X 10.10.2 and MacWinDjVu (does not open any more) is and how to solve it

Please explain what the Error with OS X 10.10.2 and MacWinDjVu (does not open any more) is and how to solve it. I use DjVu regularly, and until today I did not have any problem. I just turned on my ...
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Memory or Memory Controller issue

I'm bad at writing titles Update: Attempted changing graphics card with no change. I have a machine running 32 gigs of ram and two processors, this machine has been ok for several years until it was ...
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Skype 7.1 crashes at startup on Windows Enterprise

I downloaded the latest skype on my workstation, which is a Windows 7 Enterprise (Version 6.1, Build 7601: SP1). The problem is that it crashes every single time on Skype startup. I can't even write ...
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Notepad++ just crashed, I lost all data in a file, can I restore this somehow?

Was working on a PHP file what tells the server what content to display on a page, i added 72 variables all at once in each block of variables i had(72) and when i went to save it crashed and i lost ...
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Chrome crashes on printing a document from a webpage

When I try and print a document from a webpage, chrome always crashes on me and won't print. I can't print bank statements, bills via email etc. The error message is this: Problem signature: ...
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XAMPP, Mercury - Error: Mercury shutdown unexpectedly

I have just installed latest version of XAMPP and trying to do some work with Mercury module. But, whenever I tried to launch Mercury module from XAMPP, then it crashes. I found one answer on SO, ...
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Debug “Aw, Snap!” error in Chrome

I studied this related question, but am still stumped. I have an application that periodically shows the "Aw, Snap!" error screen, and to debug it, I have: Launched Chrome with verbose logging ...
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What hardware is responsible for crashing my system? [closed]

For the last few years, my system will sometimes lock down shortly after boot. I assume it is hardware related, but I cannot figure out what part is responsible. I've had the harddrives formatted ...
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Cannot open pictures or videos in Windows 7

A couple of days ago my laptop battery drained and shut down. After attempting to turn on, normal boot resulted in a black screen with startup sound. I then followed a guide which led me to restart in ...
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Windows Media Player crashes due to DRM issue

When I tried to play an audio file that uses Digital Rights Management (DRM) on my Windows 8 machine, Windows Media Player promptly crashes, recording this error in the Windows event log: Event id ...
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MS Office 2003 crashes when I try to use “Edit links to files” in Word

I have a 220 page document with about 100 images linked (not embedded or "inserted"). I want to save all of them in the current document. I do the following: Office Button > Prepare > Edit Links to ...
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PC freezes±loses video signal and blue screen of death—while any playing any game for about ten minutes

I built a custom PC: CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K GPU: Gigabyte R9 280 Ultra Durable VGA 3GB RAM: ADATA XPG Z1 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 2133 CL13 Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 - Intel X99 HDD: WD Caviar Blue ...
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My MacBook is in kernel panic limbo, what can I do?

So I'm writing this because these past few weeks I have experienced a heap of problems with my 2008 MacBook which have come to a head in the last couple of days culminating in me being almost ...
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Is there some place that analyzes dump files? [closed]

My PC just rebooted itself for no apparent reason. It was playing some music, I had MS Outlook open (as I normally do) and maybe a web browser instance up. Not what I would call taxing the system. But ...
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Debugging a crash in Windows 8.1 File Explorer

Since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I've experienced frequent crashes of Windows Explorer. It will lock up for 10-30 seconds, then terminate and restart itself. It happens many times a day and I don't ...
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Computer crashes when playing games

There may be a question like this, but my situation is different. I am on an: HP Pavilion dv3 Windows 7 32 bit 3 GB RAM 286GB Hard Drive Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 ghz Nvidia Geforce G 105M The ...
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OneDrive / SkyDrive crashing on Windows 8.1

I have upgraded from Window 8 to 8.1 Pro with Media Center (fully updated) and OneDrive has started crashing with the following dump. Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH ...
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How to determine EMET caller mitigation?

I run EMET on my Windows machines. It works great - it stop a number of threats in their tracks by enforcing some mitigations on applications. I can't count how many times it stopped Internet Explorer ...
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windows 8.1 crashes during game play? How do i find out whats causing it?

I just bought a near new gaming desktop. I7 3770, gtx 970 8gb ram so on. It was technically second hand. The computer runs fine for movies, internet and basic games. Everytime i play watchdogs on ...
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Random system halt (no BSOD) due to watchdog

I have a Sony SVE15118FG laptop running windows 8.1 that has been doing me well however recently it has started while gaming randomly shutting off. I'm referring to an immediate power off followed by ...
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Laptop crashes as soon as I login as administrator

This has always been the case every single time I start up my Laptop. Every single time the computer has finished booting up, and asks for my password to start using my computer, the computer will ...
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How can I diagnose certain games crashing?

With a handful of games will crash to desktop after playing for anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours. There will be a visual glitch, a pause, and then crash to desktop. If Firefox is running, ...
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Eclipse Just Crashes (Xubuntu 14.04)

This is crazy. Eclipse keeps crashing, closing itself a few seconds after I start it and I have no reason why. I have tried everything that I have seen here and nothing helps. I am so desperate that I ...
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Memory Issues But memorytest is clean

I got a 16GB system, and lately (I have made no hardware changes lately and no real software changes either) its been doing weird things with crashing and not letting me use all the memory. SPECS: ...
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FFMPEG How to write errors or crashes to syslog (Windows event viewer)

So in php when errors occur you can send errors to the syslog. error_log = syslog With ffmpegs command line how can you tell ffmpeg to write errors or crashes to the syslog so you can open windows ...
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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 crashes

Three to four days ago I bought a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 graphics card. I installed it and everything seemed to work properly. But now when I play games (AC:unity, Splinter Cell: Black list, COD: ...