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

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What diagnostics are safe to run on an SSD drive?

I have a MacBook Pro (late 2010) with a Crucial RealSSD 256Gb in it; 60Gb is given to the Windows 7 x64 BootCamp partition. I have a USB-attached 500Gb drive for (most) data. In the last day or so, ...
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Windows Vista BSOD on my desktop

My desktop is on the fritz; it keeps going to blue screen with the stop message of 0x0000007E immediately after the Vista loading bar, right before transitioning to the login screen. My desktop runs ...
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Windows Desktop Gadgets crash

I suddenly started getting "Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working." The crash details are: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: sidebar.exe Application ...
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Windows 7 Crashes using nVidia Driver, works fine in Safe Mode or without video driver

Until this morning, and for over a year, my computer worked fine. I have an nVidia GTX 465 card running Windows 7 SP-1. Today, after running about thirty seconds, the screen freezes and I have to ...
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Windows 7 Blue Screen caused by hal.dll

I have a Windows 7 home edition x64 computer that runs 24/7 as it runs Windows Media center on multiple extenders I have through out the house. Recently I have been getting more frequent blue screens ...
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System randomly Crashing

Computer is running windows XP. seems to be crashing randomly, no pattern in its timing or activity to cause it. What could be causing this/how do I diagnose this? Event log shows >Event Type: ...
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Windows 7 install crashes

I have a strange case that I cannot install windows 7 or windows vista on my 3 year old PC. The machine is an MSI K9NGM, with an AMD AM2 processor. I have bought a new Samsung SATA drive to install ...
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Task Manager always crashes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Task manager always crashes within a few seconds This is the error report: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: taskmgr.exe Application ...
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Windows7 + Dell D830 = frequent blue screens

I'm using Windows 7 on a Dell laptop (Latitude D380). The laptop used to be incredibly stable on Windows XP, but now I experience frequent blue screens (with a message saying "MEMORY DUMP") when I ...
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Firefox Crashes when watching video or playing flash games

Firefox crashes on me when I'm watching videos or playing flash games. Once in awhile, instead of just firefox crashing it'll result in a full blown blue screen with "irql_not_less_or_equal." Any ...