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

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How to analyze crash log in Safe Mode?

I have system crash just after user logon. I can only logon in safe mode (with networking support). Is possible to analyze system crash logs? I have just installed Windows 8.1 and installed drivers ...
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Computer crashes twice/thrice before booting into windows

I need help. i built a PC, and it behaves very strangely. When i press the power button, the lights come on, fan maxes out, HDD spins, bios shows up etc and then it immediately crashes (powers down) ...
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Ubuntu12.04 crashed while trying to install Ubuntu14.04, no longer have access

Posting from my laptop, as my Compaq desktop crashed. Not very computer saavy, and not sure what info I should provide...but here's a start: 9 year old desktop Compaq SR 1650NX, AMD Athlon 3500+ ...
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Skype and media player causing windows explorer to crash

When there are 2 or more Skype windows on screen, windows explorer will instantly crash and it will keep crashing after restart as long as there is more than one skype window on the screen. When I ...
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Microsoft Word “Random” Crashes - possible workaround?

Word seemingly randomly crashes in an application setting where it is first being used to programmatically databind (bookmarks) and then directly afterwards opened on the user machine for further user ...
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Chrome and Firefox Crash When Bringing Up Windows Explorer

I am having a weird issue lately on my laptop. I am running Windows 7 and I have IE v10, Chrome v36, and Firefox v31. All my browsers are up to date and all Windows Updates are installed. The issue ...
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Machine turns off with different graphics card; who's the culprit?

A machine that I own does run quite stable in its current configuration. It has been running with a GeForce GTX 295 for a couple of years. That card used quite a lot of power, produced lots of heat ...
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How to repair damaged system files?

Recently my computer completely froze while playing a game. After a minute or so I did a hard-reset. However, when the pc powered up again, I got a message saying "Reboot and select proper boot device ...
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Ubuntu Crash and Recovery

I use Ubuntu to import and analyze data on MySQL/PHP and RapidMiner. I had a crash and the whole system froze so I had to force shut it down. On reboot, it said that the file system is readonly and it ...
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Windows 7 explorer always crashes, opens small “Personalized Settings” window

My Windows 7 desktop PC, built by me, started acting very weird in the last couple of days. I use it quite often, about half of the time through TeamViewer. Explorer would crash and restart randomly, ...
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Computer crashes on startup of 3D games

My computer renders games similar to Minecraft just fine, but games with more intensive graphics like: Planetside 2 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms Skyrim it crashes the instant it needs to ...
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Why does my computer keep crashing and making a weird buzzing noise? [on hold]

My computer is a Dell and crashes every time I try to load a game with high FPS But everyone I pay to come over to my house doesn't fix it. I'll tell them it doesn't work with high FPS games and ...
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Windows taskbar tasks crash explorer.exe

Synopsis: Whenever I execute a task via the Windows taskbar, explorer.exe immediately crashes. Cause: Any item under "Tasks" causes this, from any application (see screenshot "taskbar tasks.png"). ...
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Restart Firefox after crash fails

I'm using Firefox 31.0 on SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11.2, launched from a terminal window. Every now and then Firefox crashes, which in itself isn't too big of an issue as Firefox saves the ...
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Computer crashes on startup of 3D rendering games

My computer renders games similar to Minecraft just fine, but games with more intensive graphics like: Planetside 2 Tom Clancy's Ghosts Recon Phantoms it crashes the instant it needs to render ...
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Wireless Repeater causing Kernel Panic

So my wireless set up is not ideal as far as my location relative to my AP goes. However I recently remembered I had/dug up an Amped Wireless 300N repeater (range extender). I set it up in my ...
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Computer has been crashing randomly with no dumps

This has been happening for a long time, but I've finally narrowed it down to specific combinations of hardware. First, the specs: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz ASUS P5QL-VM DO (ICH10) 6GB OCZ ...
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Booting barely working, Windows 8 can't sleep/restart/shutdown without crashing

I'm getting some strange issues on a lenovo laptop, it goes like this It barely boots, I get the lenovo BIOS logo and then sometimes I see the win8 loading dot-circle but then sometimes don't and ...
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Google Chrome crash the whole system on Xubuntu 14.04

I have been using Google Chrome with Hardware acceleration with no problem and very good results on my Xubuntu 14.04 Dell Latitude E6440 with Radeon GPU. Lately, (probably due to some "System Update" ...
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PowerPoint file crashes PowerPoint upon opening

I have a very perplexing situation on my hands. I have 2 PowerPoint files that crash PowerPoint when attempting to open them. The problem is that this is only happening on some computers. All the ...
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Ubuntu crashing after login window

Below is the screenshot of ubuntu 12.04 crashing at login screen. I have googled alot for the solution but hardly anything seems to work. If i try to use telnet localhost this is what it says
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Chrome causes system to hang during normal use

This can happen at any time. whether or not I have 20 tabs open or just the one and all extensions disabled. Windows 8.1 Pro AMD FX-8350 32GB Ram As you can see my system should have no problems ...
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downgraded from SLI, should I do anything special?

I used to have SLI GTX 670, due to some rethinking and not really needing that much power I sold off one of the cards. Everything has been working fine during games, but I get these random "Display ...
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Is the Optiplex 980 desktop known to have any defects or reliability issues?

I am using a dell optiplex 980 desktop tower (there are several different towers, a mini tower, a desktop, and a small form factor) running windows 7 at work, and this is the second one I'm on. The ...
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Hard drive parameter exceeded its normal operating range

I few days ago, I started seeing this message during boot: NOTICE - HD SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you backup ...
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Need assistance with recover .dwg file.?

This morning I tried to open an AutoCAD 2006 .dwg file and I got a message saying that there was a problem with my file and that I had to try to recover it using the RECOVER command. When I did ...
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Lenovo G570 Windows 7 64 bit Laptop Not Starting

I have a lenovo g570 laptop dual booting with windows 7 and linux mint. Couple of days back when I was working on Windows my display driver (amd radeon 6370m) crashed. After some time it again crashed ...
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Nvidia driver crashes every time it is used

I just bought a new laptop (Asus N56JN-CN039H) with windows 8.1, once received I updated everything and played a game (borderlands 2). I don't remember exactly, but I think I updated the Nvidia ...
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How can I enable 'More Details', when a program crashes?

A few of the gameservers in the game Crysis Wars have been crashing recently, and I tracked the problem down to a certain server modification *.DLL file, which has a bug in it, thus causing a crash. ...
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gDEBugger crashes in Windows 8.1

I want to debug and profile some OpenGL code so I have installed the latest version of gDEBugger on a Macbook Pro with NVidia 9400m graphics card, in Windows 8.1. When I try to run it, its ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Eclipse Crash with no reason

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. Eclipse 3.8 crashing with no reason. Suddenly closed. I have no idea why. Nothing special in the .log file. I am using Oracle Java 1.8. I am using Eclipse 3.8 I use PDT ...
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PXE media failure.Hard Drive most likely failed

I had a dual boot setup (Windows 7 / Crunchbang 11 ) on my 640GB WD hard drive with 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition(Linux).sda7 was root(~25GB) while sda8(~220GB) was home A week or ...
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PC keeps crashing/freezing

Basically my PC started doing this a while back. Broke it down into parts to easily refer to. Part 1. Usually around the log on screen, the PC would freeze completely. So I would restart, sometimes ...
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PC Reboot When Stressed

My father bought a new rig last week. It's a HP Envy Phoenix with: GEFORCE GTX 780 3072MB (Think it had GTX 760 stock) Intel i7 4770 3.4 GHz 16GB of RAM ... When under heavy load the computer ...
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mac os freeze but no logs in the console messages

My max os keeps crashing about once a day, I've noted down the exact time (down to the second) and checked in the console messages. But got no messages at all for that entire ten minutes. It crashed ...
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Excel 2013 Hangs when loading a number of Files

I have 2 machines: Windows 7 with Office 2007, and a new Windows 8 desktop machine (6GB memory) with 8.1 and office 2013. I have a large project with +- 70 Excel files. They are linked and need to be ...
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My mac kept crashing and I added a user name, how can I retract back to the old user? [duplicate]

My Mac kept crashing under my user name, so I added a new user name, and now it seems more stable. Still, I have many applications and other things installed under the old user name. How can I clear ...
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Windows crashes not being reported

(This is on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.) Windows usually pops up a window when a program crashes and tells you that it's investigating the issue. It often asks to send information to Microsoft to ...
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PC freezing and locking up [duplicate]

I installed additional 8 Gb of RAM on a system recently. Everything was running fine before I observed that the system randomly froze, I don't know what the proper term is, but the screen just hangs ...
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Word crashes when printing with cursor in table

I've been doing some VBA in word to create reports and certifications. These docs include tables. I need to print my docs, but when I try, Word crashes. I find out that if the cursor is inside a ...
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Explorer.exe keeps crashing during log in

Update: Solved the issue after some trial and error. The file {AFBF9F1A-8EE8-4C77-AF34-C647E37CA0D9}.1.ver0x0000000000000020.db in AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches was corrupt. Scheduled CHKDSK ...
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Opening tabs in Google Chrome crashes my system

When I open tabs to sites such as BBC iPlayer I have about a 4/5 chance that it will crash my entire system. The system can remain unresponsive for up to 30 mins or as little as 2. This has only ...
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Changed location of OneDrive; now Office 2013 apps crash?

My C partition is small; so I have moved OneDrive to a different partition. This works fine when I used Windows 8.1's SkyDrive app to open documents stored there; and when I used Windows Explorer. ...
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PC crashes randomly after BIOS-Reset

my PC crashes randomly since 3 weeks - just turns off, no shutdown. no warnings, no errors BlueScreenView doesn't show anything (0 errors) no sound-warning Event-ID: 6008 System was shut down ...
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How to make Windows display application crashes in the console?

I'm developping a C application on Windows 7 64 bits, and each time it crashes I get the following dialog: I would prefer something more "old school" with the complete error dumped in the console. ...
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Random Reboots on a Windows 8.1 Custom Build

I have a Windows 8.1 custom PC that I built about 6 months ago. It worked great for several months with no problems, but about three months ago it started to reboot randomly. My computer works fine ...
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Firefox uses up to 2 Gb memory, crawls, sometimes with gstatic.com in status bar`

First, is it normal for Firefox 29.0.1 to use that much memory, even with only a few tabs open and only 6 or 7 add-ons? (I've used these add-ons before with no such problem) Also, I have more often ...
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How to pinpoint the cause of a system crash? [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 7 SP1 64-bit. My system has been running great lately, but it crashed all of a sudden. I checked the system event logs and found this: The computer has rebooted from a ...
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What are “SideBySide” errors, and what should I do about them?

I have a Windows 8.1 broadcasting computer running Wirecast, that will crash occasionally. (Always at the worst moment :P ). I looked in the event viewer, and I am seeing SideBySide errors like this ...
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Kernel panics on numerous identical systems running the same OS image

I am trying to diagnose an interesting problem that affects perhaps a dozen or more identical computers. We have an increased rate of kernel panic errors lately, yet I cannot figure out how to ...