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

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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 ...
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Constant Crashes and BSOD when trying to run games windows 7 64bit

I recently had to reformat my computer and prior to this reformat I was running GTA 5 perfectly fine on the highest settings, the settings that had been optimized by "The GeForce Experience", a ...
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Window Explorer crash window 7

As my Window Explorer Crash like when I want to print images and the window explorer crash the window explore crash too everything start to crash after a window update what should I do this is problem ...
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Windows unknown issues, possibly hardware failure

I have 2 OS's Windows 7 and Windows 8, my main OS is windows 7 so the problem started on it, everything suddenly lagging, not responding and cannot be killed with anything even with task manager, i ...
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Yosemite update crashed and now won't finish

I was updating a MacBook Pro to Yosemite, and it crashed. When the user logs in, it gets stuck here: I tried starting in recovery mode, with Command+R, and using DiskUtil, I run the repair ...
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Computer crash with utorrent after 30 minutes

I have a weird problem in which, if I leave my computer unattended, AND I leave uTorrent open, downloading/seeding, the computer simply crashes after about 20 / 30 minutes (don't know exactly since if ...
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How to debug Firefox crashes on Mac

I'm running Firefox 37.0.1 on OSX 10.10 and I'm always getting crashe. It's pretty much fresh out of the box, so this concerns me that there might be an underlying problem that's perhaps maybe not ...
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Some KDE applications crash seemingly related to image loading

First of all - plasma-desktop doesn't work (probably caused by some widget, starts normally on clean ~/.kde dir), dolphin, choqok, klipper don't start at all, konsole starts but crashes when I try to ...
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How to copy Chrome's flags from a different Google account? [duplicate]

After adjusting chrome://flags/ Chrome is crashing completely. I can't revert anything because of the "aw snap" and crashing. I wish to reset all flags from a different Google account, like a mirror. ...
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dwm.exe stopped working message every few minutes

I am using Windows 7 (64 bit), and performed a spring cleanup of my machine today, after it became slower than usual, removing programs I believed were unnecessary anymore. Since then I keep getting ...
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My PC immediately shut down. Why?

I was using my desktop PC, an HP Pavilion Elite machine which is at least 4 or 5 years old. I was syncing my Zune, playing a YouTube video my son wanted me to see, and I had Outlook 2013 running. That ...
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Explorer.exe crashes and screen blinks to tiles background color of tiles menu for 1 second

I recently installed windows and updated all drivers. But some minutes after login to windows screen starts to flashing between current program and background color of windows tiles. I checked this ...
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All programs terminating unexpectedly in a Windows 7 environment

Recently I have been facing some issues with my operating system, which is a 32-bit Windows 7. As far as I think these are memory issues. When I boot my system, after some time, a message pops up, ...
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Logs of Gnuplot for startupt?

I have now many times uninstalled and installed different gnuplots. However, now, the gnuplot with qt crashes in the startup if I simply run gnuplot -e "plot 'data.dat'" The crash occurs such ...
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How to diagnose crashes? [duplicate]

My laptop recently started to shut down suddenly, in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The PC is 8 years old, it is not overheating (it was before, but the fan was cleaned last year) , I suspect the ...
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How to check if a VirtualBox vm has been shutdown properly?

Assuming the host system crashed (hardware failure), how would would one find out which vms were running and crashed (and are now in an unclean state)? VMware Workstation has a clean flag, so ...
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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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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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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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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 ...