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

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Outlook 2013 32-bit crashes when syncing Gmail via IMAP

I setup Outlook 2013 32-bit to sync all mail from my Gmail account via IMAP. Then I setup gSyncit add-on to sync calendar and contacts too. The day I installed everything was working fine. Mail was ...
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Display Driver stopped responding and recovered successfully- Blue Screen - HP Elite Book

I have HP ELiteBook , this problem has become a routine headache for me (after every 20, 25 minutes_ - While using, suddenly everything hangs and black out goes around and then a message pop at the ...
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Random BSOD ntoskrnl.exe (Windows 7)

I get BSOD at random times and have been for a while now on my Windows 7 machine. It is really new, and I already tried wiping the graphic card drivers and installing them again (making sure that they ...
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Windows 7 x86 program crashes when directory name is called BRU on Program Files

I have a problem with an application on Windows 7 (32bits). The thing is this: Software path: C:\ProgramFiles\BRU (BRU.exe is the executable). The application was working fine but today I try to ...
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How to find a Word file if it isn't in auto recovery?

I have a Mac running OS X 10.6.8 and was working on my dissertation in Word, pressing Save regularly. A message came up saying Word had to unexpectedly quit, and then when I went to open my ...
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Shockwave Plugin Causes Firefox to Crash

I'm annoyed of the warning message that appears shortly after I use Mozilla Firefox: unresponsive plugin shockwave flash And then the firefox crash and and I have to end the task and close it and ...
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I am a VPS newbie, suggestion about my server crashes

I recently moved my site to a VPS hosting. It's my first time in using VPS. I installed cPanel on it, therefore it's quite similar to the share hosting I was using before without any problem. ...
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How to go about debugging semi-random PC restarts. (In game: Dota 2)

I've been playing Dota 2 for a while on my home PC, but lately it seems to be crashing semi-randomly. Symptoms: From alive to dead in 1 second. No pre-warning whatsoever. Mostly just before big ...
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Steam client and ventrillo crashing

I recently did a fresh install of windows vista 64bit on a brand new HDD and everything worked fine until I tried to run Steam to install all of my games. It keeps crashing with "the program has ...
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Windows 7 x64 repeatedly crashing due to high speed torrent download through uTorrent

My windows 7 x64 keeps on crashing when downloading some torrent which attains high speed. I've installed a software called WhoCrashed and tried to analyze the problem. I'm out of my wits as to why ...
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BSOD hal.dll+12a3b

This is a reoccurring problem, could someone give me an idea as to the cause. This has been happening on a brand new Dell Precission M4700 ================================================== Dump ...
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Slow and crashing Windows Explorer. Hard drive or virus?

I have a custom built machine with windows 7 ultimate. Core2Duo 2.93Ghz 12GB RAM 500GB Hdd Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Everything was running fine till a few days ago when Windows Explorer started ...
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Windows 7- Constant Crashing and BSODs

I re-installed Windows 7 on my machine and I keep getting BSODs after a fresh install. Can anyone tell me what's going on? Dump: ================================================== Dump File ...
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Temp folder is not writeable for some applications, resulting app crashes

I dont know why, but suddenly many applications in my computer can't start. For example Chrome Portable shows this error on execution: NSIS Error Error writing temporary file. Make sure your ...
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How to kill Microsoft Word 2013 after it crashes?

I have a problem which makes Microsoft Word 2013 crash. Whenever it crashes, I cannot close it - I have to reboot. Killing via Task Manager or Process Explorer doesn't seem to do anything. How do I ...
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Bluescreen error when trying to download anything using either of the torrent client

I have window 7 x64 bit running over my laptop and when i am trying to download anything using torrent magnet my laptop crashes and gives out a blue screen error. I also tried uninstalling the ...
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My windows 7 Home Premium Dell XPS 15 Laptop shuts down every 2 hours, to the minute

I have this really strange recurring problem with my Dell XPS laptop. It started with me sending it into repairs to replace the chipset, so I wonder if it has anything to do with that. My computer ...
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I think I stuffed up my external hard drive

As in the title, I can't get it to work. I should probably say, it's an internal HDD in an External case. Last night I was working on copying old files off it onto my new computer, however, somehow, ...
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Dell Data Safe cause windows to crash, lose all personal data? [duplicate]

First, Windows would only start in Safe Mode. I could not get it to start in normal mode no matter what I did. So, I decided to return my Dell Inspiron N7110 computer to factory state using "Dell Data ...
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Opening a file picker in any browser crashes the browser

In Windows 7 32-bit, in any browser (chrome, IE, firefox, opera) if I open a file picker either by using the main menu option e.g. 'open page' or 'save page as', or if a file picker appears from ...
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Am I attacked or just stupid?

I run a server using Debian Squeeze with several OpenVZ containers. The containers run mostly Squeeze, some Lenny, and some already updated to Wheezy. The host doesn't do that much beyond iptables and ...
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Can prematurely powering down a computer cause bad sectors in a hard drive?

Q1: Can forcibly powering off a PC without using the built-in shutdown/reboot functions, cause a HDD to accumulate bad sectors? Whether it be the result of BSODs, lockups, crashes, etc. Q2: If so, ...
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Outlook 2010 crash repair cycle

On my computer, Outlook 2010: Reports an error and then crashes. The next time it's started it offers to start in safe mode, which I select, and then it crashes. The third time it asks if I want to ...
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What does it mean if chkdsk runs for several days?

I ran into a problem where my Windows 8 computer all of a sudden ran really slowly. After opening up Task Manager, I noticed that 50% Disk Activity was being used, even though the total of all the ...
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Emacs forces Gnome logout under Debian Wheezy?

I am running Debian Wheezy 64bit with the latest Nvidia drivers (from Nvidia). Whenever I fire "emacs" (Emacs23.4), Gnome session goes dark and it logs out and bring back the log in menu consistently. ...
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What can cause my PC to BSOD (blue screen of death/ stop error)

Since a week or two I've been having many BSODS. It's not only one error, there are many. some of I could remember are: -memory_management -page_fault_in_nonpaged_area -pfn_list_corrupt ...
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Asus Integrated Cards Crashing

I bought a used ASUS notebook several months ago, and I encountered a bizarre phenomenon: Whenever running resource intensive software it would crash. I tried many things to test this myself, ...
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Blue Screen Issue in windows 7

I am having trouble figuring out this blue screen issue. This is a dump from NirSofts blue screen view ================================================== Dump File : 090913-28516-01.dmp ...
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Why do applications sometimes crash the first time I open the Windows 8 file explorer?

I have found that since upgrading to windows 8 (from windows 7) I occasionally get a problem with various applications crashing when I go to open a file from them using the file explorer. After ...
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Windows Application Experience service - could it be the cause of a crash?

I am investigating a crash in an application (as a developer of the application). One of the things that happens at the time of the crash is that the Application Experience service starts. I am ...
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Why does Explorer crash when context-clicking this filename?

In my KiTTY configuration directory, I have a file named Home%20server%20(remote). When I tried to context-click it in Explorer, I got the "Windows Explorer has stopped working" message with the ...
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Windows 7 explorer crash

I am using Windows 7. My explorer crashes approximately once every hour with this error data: Signature issue:    Problem Event Name: BEX    Application Name: explorer.exe    Application Version: ...
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Openbox randomly crashes and returns to login screen

Sometimes and only in some applications, Openbox will randomly crash and return to login screen, forcing me to login again. I couldn't figure out when it happens, but it most notably happens everytime ...
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Windows 7 APPCRASH related to RPCRT4.dll

Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: ServiioService.exe Application Version: 0.0.0.0 Application Timestamp: 51e3f606 Fault Module Name: RPCRT4.dll ...
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Recover recovery partition

My hard drive on my Sleekbook 15 crashed*. I am outside the US so I cannot get warranty/direct support on it. I found that the "recovery partition" on the crashed disk is accessible still, is there ...
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Excel “Go To Special” Crashes on Large File

I'm trying to find all cells that have constants. I'm use excel 2010 and the file has 206963 rows and 9 columns. They are all filled with constant values. When I search for constants excel crashes. ...
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WD My Passport crashes on Windows Explorer

I have a WD My Passport HDD and whenever I mount it, it says USB is not recongized. And when I try to open it on windows exlporer or check at disk management, explorer and dskmgmt crash. I also tried ...
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Desktop Window manager crashes with aero on rotated dual-screens

I just got a new monitor and plugged it into my computer and got two displays working just fine. I have the original monitor (1680x1050) and the new one (768x1024). The second monitor is rotated 90 ...
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Chrome/IE Crashes trying to login to StackExcahnge, Google accounts, Access Facebook page

I just reformatted my Windows 8 PC (desktop) and every time I try log into StackExchange, Google accounts my browser crashes (both Chrome & IE). It also happens when I try hit FaceBook, there may ...
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Opera 15 has a crash and restarts everytime i open it

when I open the opera 15 , after clicking the google search on the startup screen or intering a website or choosing "get extentions", the programm restarts and it shows "opera has recovered from a ...
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windows 7 crashes on notebook when put in hybernate sleep. Anyone knows a solution?

Windows 7 crashes on notebook when put in hybernate sleep. Anyone knows a solution? I've checked for driver updates but the default samsung driver update program says there are no updates. It's a ...
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Why is Remote Desktop Connection crashing on Win 8 Pro?

I get "Remote Desktop Connection has stopped working" whenever I try to log in to one of my other computers. On my wife's computer, I don't get this error. We are both using Win 8 Pro. I compared the ...
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How to tell what USB device caused bluescreen

I've got a mini dump from when my computer bluescreened. The debugger shows that it was a generic usb driver that caused the crash, but how to tell which one? This is the first time it's ...
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Strange critical error with my desktop

I recently reinstalled because my harddisk was on an old hardrive from a laptop with a write speed of 60MB/s. While I was at it I installed a new CPU heatsink. When I removed the old stock one the CPU ...
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Windows 7 BSoD - KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR

I got a random BSoD while using my laptop today. I haven't had a BSoD in months, and the issue hasn't repeated so far (it happened around 12:17 UTC). KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR *** STOP: 0x0000007A ...
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Windows taskbar unresponsive and always showing the busy Icon. Explorer.exe process crashes frequently

I strongly suspect a rogue application (or service or bug) in my Windows 8 laptop which kills my explorer process and at times makes the taskbar unresponsive showing the busy icon all the time. Hence ...
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Chrome broswer crashes when opening select file dialog

When trying to upload a file in Chrome browser, the select file dialog crashes when I paste a path with double quotes; e.g. when I try to upload a photo. How can I get around this issue?
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Process explorer crashes when I select all fields

Sysinternals process explorer crashes when I select all columns. Since the program crashes now, I can't change the settings back. Also I dont know where the program stores this information so I cant ...
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Window 7 is crashing (ACER Laptop)

I have a question regarding Windows 7 and determining the possible causes for it crashing. I have a ACER laptop which I purchased 1 year ago with Window 7 installed on it. It has worked fine, but ...
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Boot DOS from USB to copy data from HDD to external HDD

My Windows machine's HDD won't boot anymore. Windows repair/recovery is also failing. I'm hoping there is a way I can achieve the following: Boot DOS (or something else?) from a USB Key, such that ...