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

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Laptop gets sudden artifact screen and restarts with a strong fan

I have a HP probook 5330m. Whenever I run applications like photoshop or play a game, I get this flickering, distorted (green & pink) artifact screen along with a bursting sound, like a tv loosing ...
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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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iMac crashes randomly : apple hardware test codes 4M0T/40000003:HDD-1325

My iMac(mid 2011 27 inch) is consistently crashing after 15-30 minutes, vertical lines flash and it goes to a grey or pink screen, then restarts after about 2 minutes. I have run the apple hardware ...
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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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Random Restarts [Not Heat Related]

As recently as in the last three days, my computer, during very or what seemed very random times, would just restart. The fans wouldn't even go to a halt and the lights wouldn't turn off. Normally ...
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(Constant Crashes and BSOD)[fixed] FPS lag and infequent crashes when trying to run games windows 7 64bit

I recently had to reformat my computer and prior to this reformat I was running GTA 5 perfectly fine on the highest settings, the settings that had been optimized by "The GeForce Experience", 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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Why do some mac encrypted files crash ALL my windows apps?

Occasionally I get these 'evil files'. Attempting to open or otherwise interact with them (right click to rename for example) will crash whatever application I am using. Try to add as attachment in ...
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SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error windows 7 64 bit [on hold]

Over the past week or so I have been running into issues with crashes from games and BSOD giving the SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION error. Thanks to major help from this site, and a big help from EVGA ...
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Graphical issues (crashing games and BSOD on win 7 64bit)

I made this post about a week ago trying to get some help: here and since then have been able to narrow down a little what the problem is. The problem only arose after I reformatted my computer. I ...
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Logs of Gnuplot for startupt?

I have now many times uninstalled and installed different gnuplots. However, now, the gnuplot with qt crashes in the startup if I simply run gnuplot -e "plot 'data.dat'" The crash occurs such ...
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Yosemite update crashed and now won't finish

I was updating a MacBook Pro to Yosemite, and it crashed. When the user logs in, it gets stuck here: I tried starting in recovery mode, with Command+R, and using DiskUtil, I run the repair ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 unresponsive / crashed after a while

I recently posted a question on ServerFault in hopes of getting some hints on where I might look to find the reason for my recent crashes. It was closed as off-topic (because I am an 'end-user' asking ...
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Debian wheezy frequent random crash

I have a fresh install of the debian testing distro with gnome-shell 3.4 and it crashes daily. By crash I mean, the sound keeps repeating itself, keyboard and mouse is unresponsive, and my only ...
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GIMP stuck on “Loading Data Files: Fonts”

I load up GIMP and it gets stuck on "Loading Data Files: Fonts" every time. I have deleted my GIMP profile multiple times, I cleared my font cache, I even searched for corrupt fonts, (0kb font file ...
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Windows 8.1 BSOD DCP_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

This BSOD happens every time I open certain programs. The whole computer goes into a freeze for about 2 minutes, then shows a blue screen. It gives me the error DCP_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. I tried playing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Trusty crashing / being unresponsive

Disclaimer: I am not an experienced linux user, and I am trying to diagnose a case where my Ubuntu goes away, and doesn't come back. The PC is a headless PC without keyboard and mouse plugged in, that ...
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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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Window Explorer crash window 7

As my Window Explorer Crash like when I want to print images and the window explorer crash the window explore crash too everything start to crash after a window update what should I do this is problem ...
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Windows unknown issues, possibly hardware failure

I have 2 OS's Windows 7 and Windows 8, my main OS is windows 7 so the problem started on it, everything suddenly lagging, not responding and cannot be killed with anything even with task manager, i ...
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Can a faulty battery cause a laptop to crash?

After replacing a blown out motherboard, my Toshiba Satellite C600 is still malfunctioning lately: BSODs. Distorted graphics, and freezes. Sudden shutdowns. After removing the battery and doing a ...
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Computer crash with utorrent after 30 minutes

I have a weird problem in which, if I leave my computer unattended, AND I leave uTorrent open, downloading/seeding, the computer simply crashes after about 20 / 30 minutes (don't know exactly since if ...
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Computer crashes if left unattended AND running uTorrent, what could be?

I have a weird problem in which, if I leave my computer unattended, AND I leave uTorrent open, downloading/seeding, the computer simply crashes after about 20 / 30 minutes (don't know exactly since if ...
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How to debug Firefox crashes on Mac

I'm running Firefox 37.0.1 on OSX 10.10 and I'm always getting crashe. It's pretty much fresh out of the box, so this concerns me that there might be an underlying problem that's perhaps maybe not ...
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Some KDE applications crash seemingly related to image loading

First of all - plasma-desktop doesn't work (probably caused by some widget, starts normally on clean ~/.kde dir), dolphin, choqok, klipper don't start at all, konsole starts but crashes when I try to ...
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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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How to copy Chrome's flags from a different Google account? [duplicate]

After adjusting chrome://flags/ Chrome is crashing completely. I can't revert anything because of the "aw snap" and crashing. I wish to reset all flags from a different Google account, like a mirror. ...
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dwm.exe stopped working message every few minutes

I am using Windows 7 (64 bit), and performed a spring cleanup of my machine today, after it became slower than usual, removing programs I believed were unnecessary anymore. Since then I keep getting ...
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My PC immediately shut down. Why?

I was using my desktop PC, an HP Pavilion Elite machine which is at least 4 or 5 years old. I was syncing my Zune, playing a YouTube video my son wanted me to see, and I had Outlook 2013 running. That ...
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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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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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Explorer.exe crashes and screen blinks to tiles background color of tiles menu for 1 second

I recently installed windows and updated all drivers. But some minutes after login to windows screen starts to flashing between current program and background color of windows tiles. I checked this ...
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force firefox to crash or trick firefox into thinking it has crashed on windows

I would like to recreate a situation in which firefox has crashed and brings up a pop-up windows upon relaunch . The reason being is that I have a program that periodically opens up firefox, does ...
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How to identify the cause of a crash in the context menu

When I right-click on a file in an open-dialog it makes the underlying application crash "once-in-a-while". This happens in many applications such as Total Commander and Visual Studio . The ...
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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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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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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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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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All programs terminating unexpectedly in a Windows 7 environment

Recently I have been facing some issues with my operating system, which is a 32-bit Windows 7. As far as I think these are memory issues. When I boot my system, after some time, a message pops up, ...
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My computer won't start because it keeps restarting

My computer suddenly doesn't start today (last used it last week). When start it up, it was up for a few seconds, and then it restarts itself. This happens again and again. There is no beep at all. ...
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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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How to check if a VirtualBox vm has been shutdown properly?

Assuming the host system crashed (hardware failure), how would would one find out which vms were running and crashed (and are now in an unclean state)? VMware Workstation has a clean flag, so ...
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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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Machine check exception - how to read and understand it?

My computer acts strange - sometimes reboots spontanousely, sometimes does not want to boot. When I isse command "mcelog", I receive such info: HARDWARE ERROR. This is *NOT* a software problem! ...
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Computer crashing when I play games

Specs: Intel Core i7-3930k Corsair H70 CPU Water Cooler 16Gb DDR3 G.Skill 4x4Gb 1600Mh 120Gb Intel 520 Series SSD 2Tb WD Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6Gb/s 64mb Cache SATA3 AMD Radeon R9 ...
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Windows 8.1 crashes after every update

Something nasty started going on with Windows. Every time it does an update, it crashes on update. Every time it says something like this: error C0000034 applying update operation (somefilename) ...
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Crash or freeze pc in bluestacks

When i start bluestacks, after moment my whole PC goes freeze and i have to restart and sometimes see blue screen. OS: windows 8.1 x64 CPU: dual core 3 ghz intel ram: 4gb GPU: GT630 2gb memory i also ...
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Prevent Windows Explorer from trying to extract metadata

Windows Explorer (Windows 7 x64) crashes when it sees allegedly corrupted .wav files. I'm dealing with this problem and the hotfix outlined in "High CPU usage in the Explorer.exe process when you open ...
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Programs are suspended on startup and ending them causes Explorer to Crash

When I start a program(clicking on the icon in the desktop or start menu) my computer brings up the spinning circle tool-tip and then does nothing, as in the computer still works but the program never ...
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Can loose metal piece cause unclean shutdown?

A laptop I administer has recently been suffering from random unclean shutdowns when it is moved around. Not every time, perhaps once every 3-5 days, but still annoying. I finally got around to taking ...