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

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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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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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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 2: CHKDSK fix was temporary. It came back again after a while. This time, CHKDSK reported more bad sectors. This issue continued untill my HDD crashed completely. Thanks to magicandre1981, I ...
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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 ...
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vine.co causes Surface RT to crash

Whenever I try to watch Vine videos on https://vine.co, my Surface RT crashes and I have to do a hard shutdown. I can access vine.co just fine on a Windows 8.1 laptop with IE11 as well. Here is a ...
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Excel 2013 PowerPivot add-in crashes Windows 7

Running into a serious problem with little help on solving the issue. Any time I try doing anything with DAX or sometimes just opening Excel application, Excel crashes and gives me the following ...
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Excel 2013 stopped working — seems to crash on launch - Windows 8.1

New Toshiba laptop with Windows 8.1 - came with Office 2013 installed. I had Excel working and edited a few spreadsheets as a test. Then I set up another user account as Standard and ran some ...
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Apps crash with “Job failed to exec(3) for weird reason: 13”

I recently finished school but the IT department didn't unlock my computer. When I try to run certain apps (mostly certain games), they appear on the dock for 0.1 secs and then crash with out an ...
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Windows equivalent of alt + sysrq + REISUB/REISUO

Is there a (kernel-level) Windows equivalent to the Linux Magic SysRq key combination REISUO/REISUB? i.e. Redirect keyboard to console Send a quit signal (non-forceful kill) Send a SIGKILL ...
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Windows 8 laptop black screen crash/freeze

This is my first post on this StackExchange - I started from StackOverflow and thought this could be a good place to ask a question for a different kind of a problem. I own an XMG P501 laptop - I ...
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Computer Freezes but no Idea why

I have a 2 year old desktop, with x86 32-bit processor, and came originally installed with Windows 7. I since installed Ubuntu 12.4 and now run both dual booted. Running in either OS, my screen ...
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Win. 8.1: How to fix bug causing disassociated files, dysfunctional programs, corrupt system restores, etc

This morning, my computer (an Alienware Aurora R4, about 9 months old and running Windows 8.1) experienced its first crash. I don't quite remember the name of the error presented, but I can say with ...
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Mac OSX crashed and now global PATH settings seem to be incorrect

I had to hard power off my mac when it froze on the login screen after a sleep resume. After the reset it seems like any application that uses the system environment PATH to launch other processes ...
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DirectX games crash computer after ~6 minutes

For a little over a week now I have been having an issue where some games rendered using DirectX have been crashing after a small period of time. Usually the result is similar to an immediate system ...
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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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Synaptics touchpad driver crashes

My touchpad crashes when my PC is under high use. The click functions still work but the movement of the pointer does work and other functions of the touch pad itself are not working either. The ...
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Internet Explorer crashes on statup

Immediately when I open ie it crashes and shows me this dialog box I tried running it with no add-ons like many sites suggest but it doesn't fix the problem. Last time I rolled back to ie-8 and the ...
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All apps in OS X Mavericks keep crashing

I did a clean installation of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 a month ago, and since then many of my Applications keep crashing multiple times while I’m using them. Twitter, MPlayerX, VLC, Photoshop, Sketch, ...
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Possible to “manually” search a running program's memory?

Would it be possible to manually search through a running/active program's memory (in Windows 7)? Windows just notified me that Firefox "has stopped working" and is asking me to close or debug. I had ...