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

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Win7 File Explorer Crashing

I experienced a strange behaviour lately : whenever I try to get a specific file, Windows Explorer crashes. By "get", i mean rename it or parent folder, delete it or parent folder, and even just ...
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Explorer crashing repeatedly in Win 10 Ver 1511: explorerframe.dll culprit?

Recently (within 3-4 days or so) my explorer has been crashing regularly but inconsistently (i.e. persistent attempts at viewing a particular folder will eventually work.) I checked the Windows Event ...
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What's the deal with testing RAM?

Here's a little background: Desktop computer came to my desk with 32GB (4x8) DDR3 1600MHz non-ECC, a GTX960 graphics card, and an OS (Windows 7 Pro) that wouldn't boot. After an overnight memory test, ...
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Windows 10 - DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE BSOD

I recently upgraded my ASUS ROG G551JW to Windows 10 and I have been getting random blue screens of death. Games have also not been running as fast as they should be and it seems that I have less ...
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Transferrig downloaded files from droid Maxx to PC causes glitches and sometimes causes Windows Explorer to crash

When trying to cut and paste the contents of the downloads folder of my Droid Maxx (running android 4.4.4) to my PC (Windows 7 64 bit) I frequently experience one or more of the following errors: ...
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iMac stuck in restart loop

Can anyone please advise me of this error? Never seen this before and it seems to be a modified iMac because the screen may have been replaced since they did a bad job putting it back on. It has been ...
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What are the best ways to avoid overheating crashes?

I have a laptop that is getting old but my financial situation isn't the best. When I play some types of games that uses HQ graphics libraries like Call of Duty my computer is getting up to 90 degrees ...
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Windows 10 Pro 64 bit have reccuring DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE

I have been getting the BSOD crash ever since i first bought it. it has been a month now. It happens everytime im playing a video game and i drop it to go to google or something, then i try to open ...
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MS Office Visio 2016 and 2013 Crash when saving after cut and paste

I recently installed MS Office Visio 2016. Today while doing my first major project in it, it seemed to be working fine. I was doing on my work on a signle page. At one point I had a large section ...
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Windows 10 BSOD freeze after sleep + blue screen on boot

I had the following problem: I just fresh installed Windows 10 on my ThinkPad t450s and crashed after every sleep. When the laptop is in sleep mode and I open it and press a key to wake it up: ...
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Windows 10 DirectShow Crash

After recently upgrading to Windows 10 (recently, as in a couple months back), I've encountered a few problems with Windows 10. One of which is the DirectX DirectShow component. When running 'dxdiag', ...
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How to figure out why my system is freezing?

My system (a dell xps with core i7 and 16 GB ram and tons of hard drive space) keeps on freezing randomly. It happens sometimes when I put the computer in lock mode (by pressing CRTL-L). The system ...
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System crashes while playing specific games. How to diagnose and fix?

I have asked about this already here, but since then it was reproduced with many other games and I really want to find a solution. Issue While playing some games my system crashes at some points. ...
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OS X El Capitan Preview crashes and duplicates files

Since yesterday Preview crashes each time I try to highlight in my pdf's texts. Each time it crashes I will find a duplicate of the duplicate file + a code after the .pdf extension (i.e original file ...
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PC Crashing and booting randomly

Ok it has been happening for about 5 months now and I still cant figure out what is causing the crash, It crashes then reboots again randomly. I still have warranty on my PC parts I just cant figure ...
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Why can a website crash the whole browser? (Firefox)

What is wrong with Firefox that a simple website can crash it completely? But not only that.. it feels like every tab runs on the same thread and when one tab does something really heavy all the other ...
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Playing specfic games crashes my computer

I have noticed this issue once before thinking it was just an issue with the game but now it has happened with several games and it's really annoying me because I can't figure out why it is happening. ...
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Windows 7 Freezing and crashing

Ok. So when windows 10 came out I upgraded. I started getting problems left and right, then about 2 months ago I started getting freeze crashes and BSOD. So with errors coming out of my ears I got ...
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Windows 10 Freezing

I've had this issue on and off since Windows 10 went live and I'm finding a few others with similar symptoms via Google with no conclusive solution. The only semi-consistent clue I'm seeing is Windows ...
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Visual Studio 2015 RTM Installer crashes with NullReferenceException in ManagedUx.dll

Visual Studio 2015 RTM Installer crashes with NullReferenceException in ManagedUx.dll under Windows 10. Basically, the same issue as this one, marked "as fixed" on Microsoft Connect, but it's not ...
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Windows 10 file explorer continually crashes

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently and the biggest issue I'm having is that every time I click on file explorer (whether from the start menu or the taskbar), the file explorer AND taskbar crashes. I ...
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BSOD kernel_security_check_failure - Windows 10

I started getting kernel_security_check_failure BSOD every time I turn on my computer and letting it run. I managed to get a log text and a dump file. I checked on different sites and tried many ...
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MySQLWorkbench for OS X crashing when creating stored procedure

I am attempting to create a stored procedure using MySQLWorkbench for OS X but it seems to crash... I do not know how to fix this. Workbench works fine when creating schema (etc). Here is the crash ...
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Why does this computer only work when it's tipped forward?

Last night my girlfriend’s computer was having some overheating issues, so I took out the graphics card, disassembled it, and cleaned all the dust out. Since then, the computer only works when it’s ...
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Multiple Computers on Multiple Networks Crashing because of Unknown Win Issue

I am part of team of people who are experiencing a weird issue that we cannot seem to pin point the root cause of; So far the only commonality between the computers seems to be Windows 7 and LabTech ...
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where to check out the screen detached command line application crash log on Ubuntu

So, I was running some application with the following command line after SSHing into my server, and after then detached the window by ctrl+a ctrl+d: SCREEN /bin/bash -c php index.php -whatever > ...
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Sudden crashes with little green flickery vertical stripes - hardware or Windows issue?

I got a Toshiba Tecra Z50-A laptop late last year and occasionally (originally every couple of months, recently every week or two) it abruptly crashes to a sort of flickery screen, mostly black with a ...
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Windows 10's Explorer.exe crashes every few minutes

I'm running Windows 10 64-bit upgraded from Windows 7. Open explorer.exe windows just disappear, and the system logs show they've crashed. Here's the report: Faulting application name: explorer.exe, ...
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System instability + Memtest randomly shows error

i'm struggling with this problem where my ubuntu system (formerly BSODdding windows 7) is unstable. I decided to perform several memtest runs and on 2 out of 4 I had errors. The first one happened on ...
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Error message of “COM Surrogate has stopped working” after removing SOMETHING from PATH

I keep getting a "COM Surrogate (dllhost.exe) has stopped working" error message that appears every 5 minutes on my Windows 10, This started after altering system PATH variable and removing some path ...
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Word 2010 Crashes - Unknown Module - Only Some Documents

Situation: User has Windows 7 Enterprise x64. User has Word 2010. Word opens most documents fine (both .doc and .docx). There are seemingly random documents that will crash Word with the following ...
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Windows10 - Explorer crashes on Application launch

My explorer crashes if I start an application. A second later it restarts. So if I try to open taskmgr it crashes and taskmgr doesn't start. But I can run commands via path box (where you can see the ...
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Excel 2010 Crashes When Opening Files From Sharepoint (office 365)

Problem: A user has Excel 2010 and is attempting to open an Excel document from our Office 365 Sharepoint server. Excel Crashes when attempting to open the file with a faulting file "mso.dll" ...
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Panic report or Crash report not generate after system crash on 10.10.5

We have application and driver for our USB device. 10.10.5 System crashing while executing some steps on our application. Which looks like our driver is creating crash, but after rebooting the system ...
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Could use assistance interpreting a crash dump

I have an issue where my computer seems to crash when going into sleep mode, and also randomly reboot whilst already in sleep mode. Consequently I've had to stop using sleep mode whilst I try to ...
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Save File Dialog (viewing Libraries) crash any & all desktop applications

My Save File Dialog points to my Libraries folder by default in which I've registered all my useful locations (Downloads, Client Documents, Source Code, etc..) into a single view. This is great. ...
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Google Chrome Crashes “The instruction at 0x0000000067CB1514 referenced memory at 0x00000000E9E44D9B. The memory could not be read.”

Google Chrome crashes often on my system. Sometimes it says "Cannot set allocations" and other times it shows "The instruction at 0x0000000067CB1514 referenced memory at 0x00000000E9E44D9B. The memory ...
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GTA V err_gfx_d3d_init and video card failing?

I started playing GTA V and after some time the game crashes with error err_gfx_d3d_init After checking in Security and Maintenance I see 3 errors that happen. 1st Description: Faulting ...
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VirtualBox machine started after BlueStacks had been run causes OSX to crash

OSX (Yosemite, El Capitan) crashes and restarts every time I try to: 1) start a machine VirtualBox (5.0.6) and BlueStacks concurrently (no matter which is started first) 2) run BlueStacks, close ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer Double Click = Crash

Can't find the same issue posted here or elsewhere, lmk if you experience the same and find a solution. Issue - When I double click the top window bar in File Explorer (Windows 10 - Surf Pro 3) to ...
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right click crashes explorer.exe on windows 10

I'm having some troubles with Windows 10. Everytime I right click certain files, Explorer.exe restarts completely. I don't know why, but it is really annoying to use the computer like that. Before you ...
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Click of death - freeze or replace PCB?

I've experienced the click of death on my WD3200JS and I'm trying to recover some data from it. The situation is as follows: I hear the click od death during normal PC operation. The PC freezes ...
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My computer randomly crash and show weird colors

This really happen randomly. My computer can be on for 10 minutes or 4 hours before it happens. When this shows up I have choice but to manually restart. It can get really hard to troubleshoot since ...
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Acer Aspire X1935 crashing

I have a 2.5 year old Acer Aspire X1935 desktop (i5-3450 3.10GHz x 4, 8GB RAM, ivybridge integrated graphics) that has been intermittently crashing. The crashes manifest as horizontal bars across the ...
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The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. Unknown reason

I have built my first rig after a while, everything works just fine, but the system randomly crashes (no BSOD, just restarts itself), and can't find the reason T_T. Here is the Minidump file ...
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Outlook 2016 always crashes upon startup

My installation of Outlook 2016 always crashes upon startup. Always. I tried an upgrade from 2013 as well as a fresh install. I even tried completely reformating my Windown 7 x64 machine and ...
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What happens when I hover over a link in Chrome?

When this link (http://a//%%30%30) is clicked in Google Chrome, Chrome breaks and closes all tabs and instances. But, in some cases I only need to hover over the link, and the tab crashes. What ...
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A String in URLs Crashes Chrome on Desktop [duplicate]

My question may not belong to SuperUser; however, I have come across a URL that crashes (closes, to be precise) Chrome browser unexpectedly. Add %%30%30 to the end of any URL would instantly crash ...
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Huawei Mobile Partner crashes frequently in Windows 10

I am using Huawei Data card (E3131b model) in Windows 10 Pro 64bit. But everytime I run the software it crashes after a few minutes. However the same software(which come with the datacard) was ...
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Skype crashes with external exception c00001d when opening video settings or making video call

When I try to make a video call or open the video settings windows, skype crashes with generic message "Skype has stopped working". And then a message box appears: External exception c00001d Skype ...