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

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Windows shuts down unexpectedly when waking up from sleep

I've been facing this issue since yesterday, whenever I put the computer into sleep mode and when I wake up, it takes me to boot menu with choices; start Windows normally, safe mode, etc. in short, it ...
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My MacBook is in kernel panic limbo, what can I do?

So I'm writing this because these past few weeks I have experienced a heap of problems with my 2008 MacBook which have come to a head in the last couple of days culminating in me being almost ...
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How to troubleshoot an xcopy crash

I'm trying to copy a recording I made on Canon DC320 to my computer but I keep crashing with the message The parameter is invalid. I've done some troubleshooting using Process Monitor and xcopy and ...
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Windows 7 host VirtualBox full-screen crash

I have installed VirtualBox on my main drive. When I run (host: Windows 7, updated) my virtual machine works fine until I try to enable full-screen*. Then it crashes with the following error: The ...
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Is there some place that analyzes dump files? [on hold]

My PC just rebooted itself for no apparent reason. It was playing some music, I had MS Outlook open (as I normally do) and maybe a web browser instance up. Not what I would call taxing the system. But ...
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Windows Media Player won't launch on Vista - how to repair or reinstall it?

My friend asked me to look at her Acer Aspire laptop with Vista Home Premium as it is no longer playing DVDs. I found that Windows Media Player would not launch. I found this thread, which contained a ...
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Computer keeps crashing when play graphically intensive games [on hold]

This question might be very different from other questions out there. My computer keeps crashing whenever i play games, it used to be only when a lot of special effects are being displayed on the ...
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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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Pinnacle Studio 14 Importer crashes on Windows 7 x64

Pinnacle Studio 14 Importer crashes on Windows 7 x64, thus I'm unable to import videos from my camcorder. I've Googled around and it seems to be a problem with x64 support in the program, but there is ...
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What could be causing my new PC (Zotac ID80) to crash/freeze frequently?

I just bought a new PC (a Zotac ID-80) and it has been performing quite poorly. I tried installing Ubuntu and Fedora, but it crashed constantly (even during setup). For a while I thought my Apple ...
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How do I troubleshoot hardware issues related to a computer freeze/crash?

What are some common guidelines and issues related to hardware being the issue of a computer crash? What should I look for and how do I troubleshoot these problems? What are some tools that are ...
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Debugging a crash in Windows 8.1 File Explorer

Since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I've experienced frequent crashes of Windows Explorer. It will lock up for 10-30 seconds, then terminate and restart itself. It happens many times a day and I don't ...
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How to investigate computer instability?

My computer is subject to chronic (that is, it happens every few months) instability, which manifests itself in the form of heavy graphical glitches, GPU driver failures, distorted sound, network ...
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Netflix (Silverlight) Crashing after 30 seconds

For some reason Silverlight is crashing when I watch Netflix. It plays about 30 seconds then just stops, about 30 seconds later I get an alert saying the plugin stopped responding. I have tried: ...
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Computer crashes when playing games

There may be a question like this, but my situation is different. I am on an: HP Pavilion dv3 Windows 7 32 bit 3 GB RAM 286GB Hard Drive Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 ghz Nvidia Geforce G 105M The ...
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XAMPP keeps crashing on Windows 7

XAMPP keeps crashing on Windows 7. It's not Skype, I unchecked the "use port 80 as an alternative". I even changed the port in XAMPP to listen:8888, that is port 8888. I am not using IIS (Internet ...
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OneDrive / SkyDrive crashing on Windows 8.1

I have upgraded from Window 8 to 8.1 Pro with Media Center (fully updated) and OneDrive has started crashing with the following dump. Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH ...
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How to determine EMET caller mitigation?

I run EMET on my Windows machines. It works great - it stop a number of threats in their tracks by enforcing some mitigations on applications. I can't count how many times it stopped Internet Explorer ...
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windows 8.1 crashes during game play? How do i find out whats causing it?

I just bought a near new gaming desktop. I7 3770, gtx 970 8gb ram so on. It was technically second hand. The computer runs fine for movies, internet and basic games. Everytime i play watchdogs on ...
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Random system halt (no BSOD) due to watchdog

I have a Sony SVE15118FG laptop running windows 8.1 that has been doing me well however recently it has started while gaming randomly shutting off. I'm referring to an immediate power off followed by ...
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Laptop crashes as soon as I login as administrator

This has always been the case every single time I start up my Laptop. Every single time the computer has finished booting up, and asks for my password to start using my computer, the computer will ...
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Microsoft Bug(s) -Windows OS failure(s)

Summary This has been an ongoing issue across Windows 8 and up where the windows full screen apps fail to open without instantly crashing while the skydive fails to function at all. The only ...
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How can I diagnose certain games crashing?

With a handful of games will crash to desktop after playing for anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours. There will be a visual glitch, a pause, and then crash to desktop. If Firefox is running, ...
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Eclipse Just Crashes (Xubuntu 14.04)

This is crazy. Eclipse keeps crashing, closing itself a few seconds after I start it and I have no reason why. I have tried everything that I have seen here and nothing helps. I am so desperate that I ...
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Memory Issues But memorytest is clean

I got a 16GB system, and lately (I have made no hardware changes lately and no real software changes either) its been doing weird things with crashing and not letting me use all the memory. SPECS: ...
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Full computer freeze with audio stuttering after playing games for a period of time

I've been having a problem with my computer freezing completely when playing games like LA Noire or SW:TOR (yay early access!). Basically, what happens is I will play for around an hour or so ...
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Windows Defaulting language to 'Unknown Language' Causing applications to crash on startup

Recently I've noticed that windows seems to be defaulting by system language for all applications to 'Unknown Language': This is causing some applications to crash on startup. If I quickly change ...
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FFMPEG How to write errors or crashes to syslog (Windows event viewer)

So in php when errors occur you can send errors to the syslog. error_log = syslog With ffmpegs command line how can you tell ffmpeg to write errors or crashes to the syslog so you can open windows ...
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Preview.app always crashes

Since yesterday, my 10.9 Preview.app always crashes when opening any file. When I open it, it asks whether to reopen older windows; If I choose yes it crashes. If I choose not to and select a file it ...
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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 crashes

Three to four days ago I bought a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 graphics card. I installed it and everything seemed to work properly. But now when I play games (AC:unity, Splinter Cell: Black list, COD: ...
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Recurring BSOD 0x139 KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE in NETIO.SYS (bugcheck analyses within)

Problem description I've been encountering some intermittent 0x139 KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE blue screens with first parameter 0x3 on my Windows 8.1 laptop, once every 20 minutes to an hour. ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10: How to downgrade kernel

Ubuntu Server 13.10 appears to be very unstable, I got random crashes of the system with no apparent reason and nothing is showing in syslog. This is screenshot from the console when the crash ...
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Blue screen on Windows 7, DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL

I have been having odd BSOD crashes off and on over the past couple of months. Sometimes it'd happen twice a day and other times it'd happen once every few months. The latest crash was when I was just ...
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Getting 0xc00000e windows 7 “Boot device inaccessible” after random crashes

I've been having some weird random crashes that I can't seem to locate, and I'm unsure if it's windows or hardware related. It's a brand new computer and very powerful. I've run into a couple of ...
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How to fix windows explorer crash?

I am running Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 on Lenovo T400. I am facing a problem whenever I tried to access my wifi properties, it caused Windows Explorer to stop working, and then restarting ...
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Windows - Explorer.exe crashing when manipulating folders

I've got an issue on my Windows Seven SP1 computer, for some unknown reason, the explorer.exe process crashes really often when I'm manipulating the folders, especially using paint but not only. ...
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StackHash-Related Appcrash on Manga Studio and Photoshop

My installations of Manga Studio 5 or Photoshop CS6 (on Windows 7 64-bit) crash every time I try to open them. For both, the problem has something to do with StackHash. Manga Studio crashes almost ...
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Apps crashing with EXC_BAD_ACCESS when changing to a custom keyboard layout

I have a custom layout installed (svdvorak_mac6.keylayout). After a reboot another keyboard layout was selected, so I selected my usual one instead. This lead to a lot of apps suddenly starting to ...
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Can't send crash reports with Android 4.0.4 [migrated]

I am using a custom build of Android 4.0.4 on my smartphone and when an application crashes, it doesn't ask if I want to send a crash report; the application just closes and it goes back to the home ...
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Computer freezing: need help - fresh install of windows

I am having daily (or more frequent) freezes that require me to hard restart my PC each time. This is very annoying and I would love to receive some help or advice on finding and solving my issue. PC ...
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Graphics card crashing, both before start up and after, recovers sometimes, happening at random

I have a rather unique problem, and despite Googling it, I can't find anyone else that has had the same one, or any solution. My graphics cards have begun to have all sorts of problems, I have 2 AMD ...
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Large file download causing Chrome and Firefox to crash

I've been trying to download a file of 1.2GB(and my C: drive has over 400 free GB), and the same thing happens on both Chrome and Firefox(Haven't tried IE), on two different wifi networks I've tried ...
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7z file manager crashed and left temp files behind

So I did a drag&drop extraction from 7z (windows), which creates temporary files (this was on purpose, as I was extracting to a network share.) Unfortunately, 7z crashed during this process and ...
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Many BSODs - where to look for the explanation?

I have recently been getting a lot of blue screen of deaths with various errors (see this for a crash report created with the WhoCrashed software). The many MEMORY_MANAGEMENT errors made me think it ...
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Do computer systems die under cold temperature? [duplicate]

Apparently there is some speculation that cold temperatures caused in general winter can actually "malfunctions... might not sense touch" and even "shuts down". This sounds absolutely ridiculous to me ...
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Computer crashes

I just installed a new motherboard, cpu, ram, and a psu. I am having problems because my computer will randomly crash(restart) and I can't seem to associate it with any specific thing that I'm doing ...
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Unknown explorer.exe crashes

Over the past week I have started to have explorer.exe crashes and as of yet have been unable to determine the cause. I am seeing in the event logs that explorer.exe is crashing and the faulting ...
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Java Web Start seg faults when run with no arguments

We are using Java Web Start to run our java application from our webpage. When the jnlp link is clicked the jnlp is downloaded but nothing happens. No error, no popup, nothing. Running manually for ...
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Computer locks up at random with no BSOD - now with more info

Seemingly at random, my computer locks up and doesn't Blue Screen. It has happened when I am playing a game, watching a video, when I first turn on my computer or when I have logged in. It is usually ...
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My computer freezes irregularly

My computer started to freeze at irregular times for 3 weeks now. Please note that this question change with each things that i try. (For additional details) What happens My computer freezes, the ...