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

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How do we retrieve data from an unbootable computer? [duplicate]

Guys I'm in a big pinch right now. My computer (32-bit Vista Home Premium sp2) refuses to boot up (it keeps crashing with an error code 0x7b). I don't care about the computer right now but I need to ...
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System Image restore crashes consistently while trying to access external media

I am trying to restore a System Image from an external drive to the only disk drive mounted in a brand new Mac Pro. Whenever I try to launch the System Image Restore, I get a crash in BMRUI with an ...
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iTunes OS X full system crash cont'd: is a bad media file the culprit? How do I isolate it?

THE ANSWER — NO SOLUTION It seems that this is a (hardware?) bug with the Intel iMacs and Mac Minis, as I discovered in this thread on Apple Support (which admittedly wasn't easy to find with that ...
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Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Last night, I left my computer running overnight with two tabs open in Firefox. When I came back in the morning, the computer had a black screen that said "Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk and ...
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How to recover data from dead disk? [closed]

I just dropped my disk and it doesn't spin anymore when connecting. Unlucky me - it's a backup disk - and I need the data. I did try to find a service but they are really expensive and outside my ...
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ATI Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 driver update crash

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, with an ATI Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 card. The driver version is 2010.0504.2152.37420, from 2010-05-04 (their version numbering apparently corresponds with the release ...
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Excel 2007: Intermittent 0xc0000005 crashes

Hello there SuperUser Hive Mind. We are having an issue at the office I work. One of our users who has a workflow which consists mostly of Excel documents with dynamic formatting and macros which she ...
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Computer crashes every 2 to 10 minutes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer keeps restarting by itself My computer turns off every 2 or 10 minutes. I formatted it and the samething happens. After it shuts down, I cannot restart it right ...
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Completely Uninstall Visual Studio 2010

I've got a bug with visual studio 2010, whenever I try to run my program with debugging enabled it pops up an error message saying "Error While Trying to Run Project: Uncaught exception thrown by ...
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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 7 (64 bit) random crashes and lockups. Please help me troubleshoot the problem

The machine has been randomly freezing and crashing recently. It is a recently new build PC. Freezing The machine would lock up when left for a period of time and then take a long time to respond to ...
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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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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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Firefox No Longer Works After Exception Breakpoint

I had non-updated version of Firefox I have been working with and had ~25 or so tabs opened. I had also Chrome opened with a dozen of tabs and I always keep them both running. As time goes, Firefox ...
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IE 10 crashes on 'File Upload' when using EMET

This problem has been occurring for quite some time now for me (at least two to three weeks). Whenever I try to upload an image, IE crashes. It crashes because EMET stops an illegal operation. The ...
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Computer randomly shutting down

Well guys, whenever i play a game my computer will crash after a random amount of time, it doesnt appear to shut down if i leave it idle, it started off 2 months ago, and is starting to happen more ...
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Diagnosing random computer crashes

I have been attempting to diagnose random computer crashes for a few days, and have been unsuccessful so far. I had a desktop that I build a year and a half ago which I ran Linux on. I never had ...
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Explorer dies silently and in unexpected ways

I regularly get an Application error followed by a Windows Error Reporting event when I've started explorer multiple times to copy or move data. The running action windows stay open, thus I can easily ...
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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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How can I read a dmp file in windows 7?

I have a dmp file as the result of a chrome crash, what can I use to read it on windows 7?
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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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Computer Crashing Randomly

Recently I've found that my computer is crashing several times a day (it would crash before, but very rarely), and I've spent hours trying to figure out why. The problem seems to occur only when ...
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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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How should I approach analysing this Windows crash dump?

My Windows Vista x64 is crashing every once in a while. Can somebody tell me what is wrong according to this crashdump? Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86 Copyright (c) ...
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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 ...